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.Saturday, 12 April, 2008, 12:00am
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
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
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
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 job - that of president - as he advised President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to face corruption charges through an impeachment trial.7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am
Pardoned ex-president could be poverty tsar
Former Philippine leader Joseph Estrada could be offered a key role in the government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, officials said over the weekend - days after her controversial decision to pardon him after a court jailed him for life for plunder.29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's decision to free her former boss and rival Joseph Estrada is being viewed with a healthy dose of scepticism.
Critics see the manoeuvre as a desperate act of political expediency, designed to shore up Mrs Arroyo's rickety presidency with the support of the still-popular Estrada and his backers in the restive Philippines Congress.27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
If ever there was an example of indecent haste, it is in the rush to pardon former Philippine president Joseph Estrada. It is an affront to the nation's people and to the rule of law comparable with his grave breach of trust while in high office.27 Oct 2007 - 12:00am
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 to consider granting him a pardon.20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am