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  1. Court clears way for Estrada's HK surgery

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

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Jailed former Philippine president Joseph Estrada is expected to fly to Hong Kong for surgery soon after a court in his homeland granted him temporary bail. A division of the anti-graft court voted 4-1 last night to approve the trip for knee replacement surgery. Spokesman Didagen Dilangalen said Estrada would leave once new arrangements had been made ...

  2. The bald truth

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Afterwards, Danny laughed and said: 'You forgot [ex-president] Joseph Estrada.' I scanned my mind as to how a 66-year-old grandfather should look and nodded. Danny confided Estrada's well-kept secret: 'That's not his hair, you see.' He said a receding hairline ran in Estrada's family and pointed to Estrada's son, Jinggoy, and his actor-brother Jessie. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Estrada to keep home, limousines

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila An anti-graft court ruled yesterday it would no longer plan to seize the limousines or family home of convicted and pardoned former Philippine president Joseph Estrada, court spokesman Renato Bocar said. Mr Bocar said the court sheriff had recently discovered bank holdings worth 1.1 billion pesos (HK$210.7 million) held under Mr Estrada's alias, Jose ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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