Joseph Estrada

Letters to the Editor, June 1, 2013

Joseph Estrada is proclaimed mayor-elect. Photo: AP

Colonial-era institutions' lustre fades

Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 1:36am

A Good Week for ... , May 19, 2013

Joseph Estrada

Joseph Estrada, the comeback kid of the Philippine political scene, capitalised on his film-star popularity by winning the job of mayor of Manila in mid-term elections.

19 May 2013 - 4:06am

Who said it?

Gay rights campaigner Joseph Cho Man-kit

Miss W's win is an exhilarating step in our fight, but marriage is only a part of [the battle]

Gay rights campaigner Joseph Cho Man-kit on a transsexual woman winning the right to marry


It's a real challenge, but I will be prepared

Hong Kong's Cheung Wai-on on taking on the famous - and dangerous - Isle of Man TT races


15 May 2013 - 3:06am

Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2013

Ex-president Joseph Estrada is seeking office. Photo: EPA

It would seem on the surface that all Hong Kong students receive the same education, but there are wide disparities - and the stories of the two students in your article are a good example.

8 Apr 2013 - 2:04am

Who said it?

Bassem Youssef

Anyone can form a group in the name of religion, assassinate in the name of religion, and then oops! Repent and fast for three months.

1 Apr 2013 - 3:00am

Ex-Philippine president Joseph Estrada eyes Manila mayoralty

Former movie actor Joseph Estrada turns 76 next month.

In typically colourful fashion, graft-tainted former Philippine president Joseph Estrada launched his campaign for mayor of Manila yesterday in what he described as his "last hurrah" in politics.

The one-time movie actor, who turns 76 on April 19, said he wanted to end his political career as the mayor of a city where he was born and in whose slums he remains hugely popular.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:27am

Ex-Philippine president runs for mayor of Manila

Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada (second right) is greeted by supporters outside the Commission on Elections building in Manila on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

Ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada is running for mayor of Manila in midterm elections that are dominated by political dynasties, celebrities and the rich and powerful.

2 Oct 2012 - 1:52pm

Who said it?

While the measures taken may be unprecedented and welcomed, they are just the beginning

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, on Myanmar's reforms

I'm delighted that the proceeding has now concluded

Florence Tsang Chiu-wing, on being awarded HK$1.2 billion of her former husband's assets

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

History repeats itself, 10 years after Estrada's fall

In an ironic twist of history, former Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was brought to book the same way her predecessor was - for breaking a law she herself supported.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Eddie Villanueva

LOSING MY RELIGION I was born in a very religious family. When I was young, my parents were considered well-to-do - they had big fish ponds in Bulacan [province] and they had a photographic studio. My father was a former military man and a former sprinter, [he represented the Philippines in] the Far Eastern Games of the 1930s.

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

'Erap' holds court on revolution and mistresses

The lunch that the pardoned former president Joseph 'Erap' Estrada laid out for a dozen foreign correspondents was unexpected: the fish was the size of a toddler, the steamed prawns the length of human hands and the suckling pig roasted to perfection.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Estrada to keep home, limousines

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.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Estrada's eager HK fans await his arrival

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 in a wedding'.'

27 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Manila coup attempt was doomed to fail

There have been dozens of attempted coups in the modern history of the Philippines, but only one has succeeded, the February 1986 overthrow of Ferdinand Marcos.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The ego has landed

On October 25, just 43 days after being sentenced to life in jail by an anti-graft court for the crime of plunder, the Philippines' disgraced former leader, Joseph Estrada, walked free with a presidential pardon.

8 Nov 2007 - 12:00am