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  1. Estrada's eager HK fans await his arrival

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Supporters of disgraced ex-Philippine president Joseph Estrada in Hong Kong were last night eagerly awaiting their leader's visit, which was announced in a text message. Ching Bautista, a trustee of NGO Balikatan sa Kaunlaran (Shoulder to Shoulder for Progress), said: 'The text said 'President Estrada is arriving. He will be a sponsor ...

  2. History repeats itself, 10 years after Estrada's fall

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... If convicted, she faces life imprisonment. Ten years ago the man she had replaced, deposed president Joseph Estrada (pictured), was arrested for the non-bailable crime of plunder, set out in a law he ... Upon hearing of Arroyo's arrest, Estrada said it was karma, adding that she should be treated the same way he was. When he was arrested Estrada was taken from his mansion, detained ...

  3. Arroyo is likely to share my fate, predicts Estrada

    Posted Aug 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Ousted leader rebuffs president's attempts at reconciliation Ousted Philippine president Joseph Estrada claimed over the weekend that his successor, Gloria ... of the Catholic group El Shaddai. Estrada was allowed by an anti-graft court to have a medical check-up then attend the overnight prayer rally. This was apparently done with the blessing of the Malacanang ...

  4. I want to be president again, Estrada says

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Pardoned ex-leader wants top job, despite a deal not to seek office Former Philippine leader Joseph Estrada said yesterday he was only interested in one government ... presidential executive secretary Eduardo Ermita outlined what they had expected of Mr Estrada: 'I hope former president Joseph Estrada would see the significance of this gesture of the sitting ...

  5. Pardon for Estrada would undercut justice

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Little more than a week has passed since ousted Philippine president Joseph Estrada was sentenced to life imprisonment for plunder. But his successor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, is ready ... court must stand. Corruption is the bane of the Philippines, being pervasive at all levels of society. Estrada was convicted of a charge considered even more serious: plunder. Pardoning him ...

  6. Law a breath of fresh air for Arroyo and Estrada

    Posted Jun 08th 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles Along with the 1,200 inmates on death row, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and deposed president Joseph Estrada stand to benefit from the law scrapping capital punishment. ... in her political plans by persuading her to run in the 2004 polls. Sources said Manila was trying to arrange a papal meeting. As for Estrada, he faces the death penalty if convicted of the crime ...

  7. Arroyo spurns chance to bolster anti-graft fight

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If ever there was an example of indecent haste, it is in the rush to pardon former Philippine president Joseph Estrada. It is an affront to the nation's people and to the rule of law ... of society. Yesterday Mr Estrada was walking free at his home in a Manila suburb, and boasting that his pardon from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo did not involve an admission of guilt. If he ...

  8. Arroyo aides float job for Estrada

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Pardoned ex-president could be poverty tsar Former Philippine leader Joseph Estrada could be offered a key role in the government of President Gloria ... as director general of the presidential management staff, said he 'did not see why that is not possible' when asked in a radio interview if Mr Estrada might be put in charge ...

  9. The ego has landed

    Posted Nov 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... by an anti-graft court for the crime of plunder, the Philippines' disgraced former leader, Joseph Estrada, walked free with a presidential pardon. Those who had suspected that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo would eventually let Mr Estrada off were still stunned by the swiftness of the move and outraged by reports the government negotiated with him over the terms of his release. Mrs ...

  10. Arroyo using pardon as a 'political ploy'

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's decision to free her former boss and rival Joseph Estrada is being viewed with a healthy dose of scepticism. Critics see the manoeuvre as a desperate act of political expediency, designed to shore up Mrs Arroyo's rickety presidency with the support of the still-popular Estrada and his backers in the restive ...




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