Jinggoy Estrada (in blue), pictured with his dad Joseph Estrada, and half-brother JV Ejercito in 2004. Photo: AFP

End of a dynasty? House of Estrada the biggest loser in Philippine midterm elections

  • Disgraced former president Joseph Estrada, 82, lost his bid for a third term as Manila mayor – a defeat that looked set to be shared by the rest of his family
  • If the final results confirm the fall of the dynasty, it would mark the first time since 1969 there will be no Estrada in public office
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Jinggoy Estrada (in blue), pictured with his dad Joseph Estrada, and half-brother JV Ejercito in 2004. Photo: AFP
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Alan Robles

Alan Robles

Alan Robles has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has written for the SCMP since 2002. A freelance foreign correspondent specialising in politics, development, foreign affairs, science, environment and IT, he has a humour column at abs-cbnnews.com and runs the political satire site hotmanila.ph. He lectured for 12 years on digital media at the Internationales Institut fuer Journalismus in Berlin.