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  1. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Joseph Estrada: The Philippine politician who can't stop apologising

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 06:07am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles Joseph Estrada pledges to say sorry over 2010 Manila bus tragedy; his Filipino detractors point to his 'millions, mansions and mistresses' The politician who can't stop apologising Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, 76, wants to say sorry to Hong Kong. Now that's an act he had a lot of practice in- apologising. A self-acclaimed womaniser ...

  2. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Ex-Philippine president Joseph Estrada eyes Manila mayoralty

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Graft-tainted former president wants to end his colourful political career as mayor of Manila Estrada launches his 'last hurrah' In typically colourful fashion, graft-tainted former Philippine president Joseph Estrada launched his campaign for mayor of Manila yesterday in what he described as his "last hurrah" in politics. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Basic Law Committee's Maria Tam, on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   I just want to clean up Manila and put its affairs in order before retiring Joseph Estrada ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... of my life than … to give everything I can to uplift the poor Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada on being elected mayor of Manila   ... Miss W's win is an exhilarating step in our fight, but marriage is only a part of [the battle] Gay rights campaigner Joseph Cho Man-kit on a transsexual woman winning the right ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., May 19, 2013

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Joseph Estrada The comeback kid of the Philippine political scene capitalised on his film-star popularity by winning the job of mayor of Manila in mid-term elections. The 76-year-old, ousted from the country's presidency 12 years ago in an anti-corruption drive, capitalised on discontent among the city's poor with a pledge to revitalise the capital and tackle crime. ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 1, 2013

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of the congressional and local elections earlier this month. So many candidates won simply because they are known celebrities (such as former president Joseph Estrada becoming mayor of Manila) or relatives ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOSTAGE TRAGEDY

    Manila mayor Estrada plans visit to Hong Kong to apologise

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:32am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Manila mayor wants to appease Hong Kong over 2010 hostage crisis and appeals for city to lift the travel ban against his country Estrada plans visit to apologise Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will use a trip to Hong Kong next month to reiterate his apology for the 2010 bus hostage tragedy, after survivors and relatives of the killed rejected an apology he ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - MANILA HOSTAGE DRAMA

    Estrada apology too late, say Manila bus siege survivors

    Posted Aug 20th 2013, 01:38pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Estrada apology too late, say Manila hostage survivors Survivors of the Manila bus tragedy have rejected an apology from the new mayor of the city for the shootings that left eight Hongkongers dead and vowed to press ahead with legal action. Yik Siu-ling, whose lower jaw was shattered by a bullet, said Joseph Estrada's apology was insincere. ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Mayor Estrada wrestles with jumbo problem

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles in Manila Plan to provide Maali the lonely elephant with companions fails to pacify 'interfering' activists Mayor Estrada wrestles with jumbo problem Manila's new mayor and former president Joseph Estrada faces a host of issues: traffic, garbage, urban decay, lack of funds. And then there's the matter of a lonely female elephant confined in one ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Real democracy for Hong Kong is in Beijing's best interests

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng Joseph Cheng says alliance's proposals for 2017 are genuinely patriotic Real democracy for HK isin Beijing's best interests The Alliance for True Democracy has just ... and improve the image of China's new leadership at a time when the whole world is looking to see whether Xi Jinping truly is a reformer. Joseph Cheng Yu-shek, a professor of political science ...




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