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  1. Top presidential security officer gunned down

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

    ... to be on the alert.' Martinez gained a high profile after successfully blocking protesters from storming the palace, most recently during mass rallies in support of deposed president Joseph Estrada ...

  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. Estrada moved to an army camp next door to his villa

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Prosecutor fears the ex-Philippine president's detention could turn into a holiday The detention of ousted Philippine president Joseph Estrada could turn into a holiday if anti-crime groups fail to stop growing momentum from the administration for him to be moved to house arrest in his luxury villa outside Manila. Estrada, 66, was transferred yesterday morning to Camp ...

  4. Estrada's mistress on coup charges

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Laarni Enriquez, mistress of imprisoned former president Joseph Estrada, yesterday was charged with rebellion, attempting a coup d'etat and illegal possession of firearms and explosives. The former movie starlet, known widely as Estrada's favourite mistress, is said to have sheltered renegade soldiers before and during a failed power grab by junior military officers ...

  5. Lame excuses

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Macapagal-Arroyo resign at once. They have also kept quiet about what growing evidence indicates: that they were financed by disgraced ex-president Joseph Estrada and egged on by the notorious coup plotter, Senator Gregorio Honasan. Before their so-called 'protest', the mutineers filmed themselves striking heroic poses - in a house owned by a former executive secretary of Estrada ...

  6. Fresh coup rumours grip Manila

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... on Tuesday. The military chief of staff, General Narciso Abaya, said supporters of ex-president Joseph Estrada were planning to occupy the Edsa Shrine, the centre of the 'people's ... Troops secure key sites and buildings amid reports Estrada loyalists are plotting new power grab About 1,000 policemen and soldiers have been deployed at a Catholic shrine and the Asian ...

  7. Power play

    Posted Jul 31st 2003, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... to the streets and toppled Joseph Estrada, few thought about the implications. They had unconstitutionally unseated a president and called on the military to play a decisive role. In other words, ... they flung the very same words used on Estrada against the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. They, the soldiers, were not staging a coup, but declaring a 'withdrawal ...

  8. Police probe alleged anti-Arroyo plot

    Posted Jul 24th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Joseph Estrada and organisations allegedly fronting for communist rebels. But a third group seems the more likely suspect, said Chief Superintendent Arturo Lomibao, who oversees operations ... Estrada backers and communist groups are under watch, but officer accuses a 'third group' of fanning coup rumours The chief of the Philippine police intelligence confirmed ...

  9. Coups will end with return of confidence

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Then, discontent among factions of the military with Marcos ignited a popular uprising to force the strongman into exile. The same combination of forces ousted president Joseph Estrada ... her ascendancy, ruling that Estrada had resigned. However, the former president, in prison on corruption charges, is challenging the ruling through the courts. Since becoming president, Mrs ...

  10. 'Middle forces' rallied in attempt to unseat Arroyo

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... in 1986 and Joseph Estrada in 2001. The 'middle forces' were still reluctant to come out this time, the coalition said, because it means 'being side by side with Estrada and Marcos ... Arroyo quietly initiated negotiations with Estrada, the opposition's de facto leader, and the Marcoses, who continue to maintain a smaller but loyal following. To Estrada, she offered ...




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