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  1. Vehicles used in coup attempt are traced to Estrada

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in the Philippines last month have been traced to former president Joseph Estrada, an official said yesterday. National security adviser Roilo Golez told an independent inquiry that the military was also ... during the July 27 coup attempt. He said two were registered to Joseph Estrada Loi Pimentel Realty, a firm owned by Estrada and his wife. The firm gave the address of Estrada's luxury home ...

  2. We're not plotting, insists Estrada

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Ex-president says there is no hidden agenda behind the arrival of half of his former cabinet ministers Deposed Philippine president Joseph Estrada was last night adamant ... as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, had come to visit him. 'They are all my friends. They are my official family.' Since Estrada left the Philippines for knee surgery in Hong Kong- ...

  3. Filipino actor to run for president

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Fernando Poe Jnr wants to follow in the footsteps of his best pal, Joseph Estrada Movie icon Fernando Poe Jnr, the best friend of deposed president Joseph Estrada ... Self-deprecating like Estrada and with even less formal schooling- only eight years compared with the former president's 12 years- Poe admitted he did not have many qualifications to become president ...

  4. Philippine election fuelled by star power

    Posted Jan 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... over to the opposition because she knew the party would never run an all-female ticket. Poe is a close friend of ousted former president Joseph Estrada, another action movie star who crossed effortlessly into politics thanks to his high national profile. Estrada is now being held in custody pending a trial on corruption charges. Ironically, Poe's pick for a running mate played ...

  5. Poor demonstrators seethe with outrage

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The crowd that overthrew president Joseph Estrada four years ago was called the 'perfumed mob'. Yesterday, the multitude that wanted to bring down ... decided the masses should be allowed to take over the nation's financial centre. Mr Binay is an ardent supporter of deposed president Estrada and the late actor Fernando Poe Jnr who, he has ...

  6. Rough justice

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... is still being tried for corruption but has remained free- in fact, she won a seat in Congress. Then there is that other deposed president, Joseph Estrada, in the dock for the capital crime of plunder. His trial has limped along for three years, with the public having no idea where it is heading. Plunder is supposed to be a non-bailable offence, but Estrada's co-accused son, ...

  7. Aloof, inarticulate, but Poe is still the man to beat

    Posted Mar 19th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... replied: 'Oh? Was that cancelled?' The mayoral candidate being endorsed by Poe also said he knew nothing about the rallies. Mr Reyes said he had an easier time campaigning for Joseph Estrada in 1998 'because I had direct links with him. We talked to each other every day'. The latest campaign fiasco almost had Poe instigating a small war in Mindanao. What could have ...

  8. Philippine politics keeps it all in the elite family

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... won their seats despite a recent court judgment that in effect declared their US$600 million of Swiss deposits were stolen. Jinggoy Estrada- who is out on bail on the same charge of plunder as his father, deposed president Joseph Estrada- will join his mother in the Senate in July, while half-brother Joseph Victor remains San Juan mayor. Also triumphant are new dynasties ...

  9. Comics who target president risk jail

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... will be laughed out of Malacanang [the presidential compound]' in next year's elections, Senator Angara said. Mrs Arroyo's predecessor, actor Joseph Estrada, used self-deprecating humour ...

  10. A choice between bad and worse

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... to Marcos and then gathered around Joseph Estrada, driven out in the second 'people power' revolt more than three years ago. Mrs Arroyo, elected vice-president in 1988 on a separate ticket from that of Estrada, needs a full six-year term, free from the distraction of another coup attempt, if she is to deal effectively with endemic economic and social problems. However, the fact ...




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