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  1. Judge quits over bid for longer visit by Estrada

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Raissa Robles

    ... quit in disgust over an attempt by the country's deposed president Joseph Estrada to extend his stay in Hong Kong by six days on medical grounds. The move came as a spokesman for the hospital Estrada is staying in said the former president was fit enough to be discharged after undergoing knee surgery. 'Clinically speaking he is ready for discharge,' said a spokesman ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Glad to see the back of Estrada

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez, Raissa Robles

    ... Mary Ann Benitez and Raissa Robles in Manila Many Filipinos in Hong Kong are bidding 'good riddance' to disgraced former president Joseph Estrada, who leaves for Manila this morning after a 20-day stay for knee surgery. In Manila, 15,000 police are being deployed to keep protests under control and provide security for Estrada amid rumours that he may be assassinated. ...

  4. Estrada seeks permission to have surgery in HK

    Posted Oct 24th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... Peter Michael Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada has asked an anti-graft court for permission to travel to Hong Kong for knee surgery. The deposed leader, who is awaiting trial ... They fear his back ailment could worsen if his knee condition is not treated. Estrada's lawyer, Rene Saguisag, filed a petition on Thursday seeking permission to allow Estrada to go under ...

  5. It's karma, says Estrada, as history seems to repeat

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

    ... Raissa Robles Former president Joseph Estrada has one word for what's happening to President Gloria MacapagalArroyo. 'It's karma,' he said. Five years ago when she was his vice-president, Mrs Arroyo called on then president Estrada to resign for the sake of the economy. Now, she is being asked to do the same, for the same reason. There are even more ironies ...

  6. Door remains open- but good riddance to Estrada

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to other politicians from overseas remains open. But the visit by Joseph Estrada has been rather more comfortable for the ousted Philippine president than it has for his hosts. We should not be sorry that he is now back where he belongs- under house arrest in his home country. Estrada made the most of his 20-day trip. He had successful knee-replacement surgery at the Adventist ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Long line of rogue politicians is lament of a nation

    Posted Jul 06th 2005, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Marcos. In 2001, they overthrew another one, Joseph Estrada. Now there are growing calls to pitch out a third- Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Catholic Bishop Antonio Tobias recently summed up ... election, while her spouse, son and brother-in-law are accused of receiving payoffs from illegal gambling operators. Estrada is on trial for amassing more than 4 billion pesos ($554 million) ...

  9. Top Philippine court bars chief justice's impeachment

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Judiciary Development Fund, days after the House had just scuttled an earlier complaint against Mr Justice Davide filed by deposed president Joseph Estrada last June. Estrada had accused Chief Justice Davide of 'culpable violation of the constitution' when he swore in Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as president even though he had not yet resigned from office. Estrada was unseated ...

  10. Arroyo's husband accused of laundering $19m in payoffs

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... He claimed that while Mrs Arroyo's predecessor, Joseph Estrada, was accused of concealing illegally acquired wealth by using bank accounts using the fictitious name Jose Velarde, Mr ... Arroyo for cracking down on political rivals, including Estrada. Senator Lacson was also perceived to be trying to lay the basis for the military's withdrawal of support for the Arroyo ...




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