Estrada takes a dig at Lim over Manila’s plight



MANILA, Philippines – Former President Joseph Estrada again played coy on Thursday about his reported plan to run for mayor in Manila in May 2013, but took a dig at erstwhile ally Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.

In his speech during the oath taking of new members of Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) in San Juan City, Estrada lamented the current state of the country’s capital.

“For the past 20 years, Manila has been left behind by Makati, Quezon City, Taguig and even San Juan. How has it come to that?” Estrada said.

Estrada , who was born in Tondo and became famous in local cinema for his portrayal of the  movie, “Asiong  Salonga,”  recently bought a house in Manila, dropping hints of challenging Lim in next year’s mayoralty contest.

Lim left Estrada’s PMP after a “falling out” and ran for mayor in the 2010 elections under the ruling Liberal Party.

Long preparation

Estrada has been preparing for his mayoral run for the past few months. Three months ago, reports said he commissioned a University of the Philippines study on the “urban renewal” of Manila.

Last March, he said he was able to convince current Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno to be his running mate, but on the condition that he (Estrada) would serve only for one three-year term.

Still, Estrada could not categorically say if he would run for mayor in Manila. At the Club Filipino Thursday after he sworn in new PMP recruits, he said he would announce his decision whether or not to run for mayor in Manila on May12, which is the last day for him to formally register his permanent residential address in Manila to comply with the required one year residency for him to qualify in the mayoralty race in 2013.

In his speech, the former president did not hide his displeasure at the performance of Lim in running Manila.

“This is not to belittle cops. It’s a good thing I don’t think like a cop… shoot to kill. You don’t handle things that way,” he said, obviously referring to Lim, a former police general. “Maybe Manila needs a complete urban renewal.’’

Estrada said that the 2013 midterm elections would be a testing ground for parties for the 2016 presidential elections.

The Estrada-led PMP, which coalesced with Binay’s PDP-Laban to form the coalition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), took in former Sen. Juan Miguel “Migz’’ Zubiri, Moreno, 28 Manila city councilors, and ex-Solicitor General Frank Chavez as new members.

Enrile’s forecast

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, PMP chairman, said Estrada would likely run for mayor in Manila. Enrile said the upcoming 2013 mid-term elections would be a preview of the 2016 national elections.

“The 2013 elections are connected with the 2016 elections. The 2013 elections are the testing ground. This is the curtain raiser,” Enrile said.

That’s why, Enrile said, all party members should “march’’ with PDP-Laban members with “a single voice, single cadence, single enthusiasm’’ in the 2013 and 2016 elections, in accordance with the orders of Estrada, PMP chair emeritus.

The coalition between Estrada and Binay’s forces has been seen as a crucial preparation for the latter’s planned crack at the presidency in 2016.

Enrile made it clear that the coalition would be limited to PMP and PDP-Laban to avoid nomination problems at the local level, but would accept individual candidates from any party.

Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, now detained at a State-run hospital over electoral sabotage charges, cast a shadow over Zubiri’s entry into the PMP.

Arroyo bashing

Estrada mentioned Arroyo, whom he had accused of masterminding his ouster in 2001, while talking at length about his life story in his keynote address.

“FPJ (the late movie king Fernando Poe Jr.) and I were tough guys in the movies. We didn’t know we’d lose to somebody [of that size],’’ he cracked as he gestured with his hand, drawing applause and laughter.

He said he lost his position to Arroyo, while Poe was allegedly robbed of presidential victory in 2004 by Arroyo.

Estrada, who was convicted of plunder but later pardoned by Arroyo, said he was thankful to God that he had overcome all the difficulties, and that he was free to move around, and speak at gatherings like this.

“I pity her because apparently nobody pities her,’’ he cracked, drawing peals of laughter. “I don’t know if Migz pities her.’’

Zubiri cleared

Speaking of Zubiri, Estrada vouched for his integrity and cleared him of any involvement in the sabotage of the elections in Mindanao in 2007. He said PMP doesn’t accept anybody who is tainted by irregularity or anomaly.

“We’ve investigated Senator Migz. He was only implicated in the fraud, and if he were part of it, he should also be in jail. And since he’s not behind bars, then he’s not part of the electoral sabotage case,’’ he said. “He has no record of irregularity. He’s exhibited good performance.’’

Zubiri said it was unfair for the media to ask him why he had crossed over from Arroyo’s Lakas party to Estrada’s PMP when more prominent politicians had done this ahead of him. He also apologized to Estrada for the scathing words he had said against him in the past.

“We need a party that heals the wounds of the past, not one that judges your personality,’’ he said in his speech.

Estrada and Enrile were optimistic that Sen. Aquilino “Koko’’ Pimentel III of PDP-Laban and Zubiri could thresh out their differences.

In November 2011, the Commission on Elections and the Department of Justice charged Arroyo, former Maguindanao Gov. Andal Ampatuan Sr. and former Comelec officer Lintang Bedol over the allegedly fraudulent 2007 election in Maguindanao. They allegedly conspired to ensure a 12-0 win for administration candidates, including Zubiri.

Zubiri was proclaimed the 12th senatorial winner, but quit in August last year after Bedol admitted the commission of fraud. Pimentel, who placed 13th and filed an electoral protest against him, is now serving the remainder of his term.

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  • Homer Guo

    Moreno once declared he would support Lim until the latter finishes his term. Lim on the other hand declared he would push for Moreno as his successor. So what happened in between then and now?

    • popeyee


    • Kiko

      classic example of balimbing. walang sariling paninindigan ika nga. neither here nor there. e politiko nga eh ala Maceda in the making…….

    • downapots

      Its because Lim refused to aprrove of the city ordinance that isko and the rest of the corrupt city councilors authored.It’s another money making thing that Lim cannot tolerate.

  • libraocto

    Yan ang politics dito sa Pinas. Nagiging BAKLA ang isang pulitiko para sa personal na interes. Puti ngayon, pula naman after one second. Ang dami kasing partido… lahat gusto makauna at manalo…..Dapat tatlo lang ang partido isang NP, isang LP at Independent party.

    Si Isko Moreno, dapat ay magpahinog muna as politician, bata pa sya at dapat pang mag-aral ng management. Tignan nyo noong hostage crises, nagpainterview sa CNN, balubaluktod naman ang english at halatang kinakabahan. Isko Moreno should learn how to play the politics baka ginagamit lang sya…….

  • kishbuff

    Hahaha, sabi ni erap, di na daw uso ang police mentality. E ano ang uso? E di PLUNDERER MENTALITY! Sabi pa nya na matagal na daw sa pwesto si Lim. E sila kaya sa San Juan, simula sa kanya hanggang sa kabit nya, sila pa rin ang naghahari! At ano naman ang ipinagmamalaki nya sa San Juan? Aber? Yung bet-ka nya e wala namang ginagawa. Gayundin ang anak nya na kongresman. And wait, theres more… tatakbo pang Senador. Kahabaghabag na bansang Pilipinas. Yan daw ay sa ngalan ng pagsisilbi sa mahihirap. ITLOG NYO! HAHAHAHA!

    • dog

      Grabe ka naman maka ITLOG!!!!! di ITLOG yun PUDAY Dapat hehehe

  • dog

    Wala ba yung tunay na MANILENO naman yung tunay na nagmamahal at lumaking mahal ang maynila. Mayor nga sa posh village naman naka tita. Sana yung may management skills at laking maynila sa isip salita a t gawa.

  • marriondale

    Okay na yan.  Manila needs an overhaul.  Napabayaan talaga.  Right now, there is an increase in the number of visitors to our country.  Manila, being the capital city, should be upgraded so as not to embarass our country to the foreigners.  Between Erap and Isko Moreno, kay Erap na lang sana mga taga-Manilenyo.

  • jeray

    HIndi sya utak pulis…. Kaya pala patay c Dacer. Pag nanalo c Crap… na! daming bobo sa manila!

  • usapan2

    sa pagsanib ni frank chavez sa PMP ni Estrada, nawala ang credibility ni frank chavez as graft buster.

  • basyong

    erap at enrile parehong amoy lupa na e hindi pa magsawa sa pagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan.pati mga anak ng demonyo gusto pa ding magnakaw. kawawang bayan, nagkamali si jose rizal sa kanyang salitang nasa kabataan ang pagasa ng bayan. kundi po nasa katandaan ang pagnanakaw sa bayan

    • Jacque Toto

      Tama ka brod Basyong wala talagang sawa sa pagnanakaw ang mga taong ito…at kahit pakainin mo pa ng isang buong ELEPANTE ang mga ito ay hindi pa makalasa.

  • popeyee

     “Maybe Manila needs a complete urban renewal.’’

  • AnastacioMamaril

    Tama na Erap. Wag ka ng makisawsaw sa pulitika. Marami ka ng nakulimbat sa kaban ng bayan.

  • Kiko

    umunlad ba san juan noong umupo si erap? umunlad ba ng kahit konti ang pinas noong umupo siya? uunlad kaya ang manila pag naka upo siya? HINDIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII………………

  • 2rey3

    Wala na bang iba at palagi na lang sila?

  • Ramil Abalon

    ha ha ha luma ng 2og2ugin yan he he he

  • Benjamin

    Erap is the worst nightmare of Manila in case he wins the mayorship.  Enough of the Estrada and Ejercito oligarchy in the Philippines.  Enough of jueteng scandal, womanizing and drinking for this rejected former movie actor.  He had done nothing in San Juan, as Mayor, as a Senator and even as President of the Phil. then.  He should retire in his home in Tanay and just write a memoir.  You have fooled the people previously and no amount of your sweet words will make us be fools again.  Erap has become a traditional politician like Enrile, Santiago, Arroyo and the likes.  Please reject these worms!

  • wee

    let the circus begins!

  • Boyet Viray

    Kung tama ang mga pulitico sana di na nag hihirap ang bayan.,Erap lapit kana kunin hwag ng pasaway pa

  • six_degrees

    maganda to! mabibilang sa boto kung ilan ang mga tanga sa maynila.

    • walaeh

      sobra ka six degrees.

  • manggoding

    “For the past 20 years, Manila has been left behind by Makati, Quezon City, Taguig and even San Juan.”

    Erap is right on this.
    Manila is well known all over the world. When talk of Philippines,Manila is next as it is the capital.
    As Manila is contemporary of New York, Tokyo,Paris,being old city
    For the past 20 years or more, Manila is the old city as it was.
    Nothing changed only the mayor.
    Taft,Quiapo,Recto,Divisoria,Espana are the same places we’ve seen when we were young and still is today.
    Crime is prevalent because of too many people, squatting etc etc.
    Manila is a run down city, old buildings,dim lit,exhaust air, etc etc,you name it and Manila has it.
    Through the years, Manila is changing for the worst not for the better.

    Manila then is the envy of many.
    I remember my cousins when they talk, they were so sweet in tone especially the “kasi.”
     Even students were pretty, you can distinguish Manilans on their rosy,pink cheeks.
    Those days are gone,
    Manilans are characterized by visayan,ilocano accented transients from the provinces.

    Well, it is not late.
    Erap is right, Manila is left behind. There should be urban renewal.
    .Manila represents filipinos, Manila is old and should need extreme makeover.
    Mayor Lim is good but old, his antics and tactics is cowboy of the wild west, shoot.
    Just like a computer or old gadget, Manila needs Update and Upgrade.

    • Vladymir

       And you think estrada is the upgrade that we need? hehehe…how naive!! estrada is obsolete already…you vote for him and you degrade not upgrade.

    • Karabukov

      “Manilans are characterized by visayan,ilocano accented transients from the provinces.”

      I take it you’re neither a visayan nor ilocano who don’t have “rosy, pink cheeks” and these people are promdi and you’re not. Does this have anything to do with your “urban renewal” and “upgrade” and “extreme makeover”?

      Anyway, I agree the old Manila has remained old and rundown.

      Both Lim and Erap are not far behind in that category.

      Maybe it’s better for Erap to go after the mayorship of Manila. The poor have remained in Manila so maybe he can make it a paradise for the poor and I don’t mean it in a bad way.

      I shudder to think he can still go after the presidency.

  • Ulipur

    The city of  Manila is an URBAN BLIGHT. An embarrassment as the nation’s capital.

  • Regd

    CoronUPTION….este..corruption like power is an inherent disease. An uncured phenomenon and to look for an example, look no further than this dull-witted guy with a short-lived memory. He continue to exhibit the symptoms despite repeated promised never to run when presented with amnesty proposal. He got the amnesty, he just simply admire the motto – “promises are made to be broken”.

  • catmanjohn

    One has good reason not to trust Estrada. If he could not correct the ills of Manila during his corrupt presidency, then how can he do so as he enters his ‘lame duck’ golden boy years. Estrada will continue to practice his crony corruption ways, despite what he claims about his alliances and differences between Arroyo or Lim. Manila needs fresh new ideas and people, and there must be a leader out there with an engineering background, not the fantasy flaky entertainment world, who can see the depth of the problems that confronts Manila.

  • tadasolo

    estrada is too old he could barely walk let alone think clearly. Manila should instead look for energetic young people instead of fumbling Lim and senile estrada. 

  • redpula

    as i’ve said before, these kind of politicians are the one giving us humiliation and bring this country of ours to the lion’s den, the political system and parties who are running has no clear distinction, no program of action, no clear mechanism for removing rotten members, it is a politics of accommodation and personal interest. 2013 is a test for us to face the challenges of time, either we bury ourselves to shame and being laggard, or take a step towards political maturity and unison of action towards a new politics.

  • Jon

    Parang nakakalimutan yata ni Erap na CONVICTED PLUNDERER siya.
    Ang dami nyang pasaring, kaso ni wala pa sa kalingkingan ng mga kahayupan nya.
    Eto yata yung tinatawag na selective memory pag tumatanda.

  • dodong1

    patawad na po..tama na tama na..wala  na wala talagang pagbabago…tatakbo na naman ang isang dating bilanggo..kawawa talaga ang pilipino…

  • Nic Legaspi

    2013 is a good time for all voters to think about the future of this country. Fresh new faces with enough vision and ambition to transform this country into a global powerhouse are needed, not aging trapos who care only for their own gain. We need people with the welfare of the people and the country as their reason to run for government, people who can walk around their city to see and feel the plight of the people.

  • Jim De Garman

    stop it erap huwag least Mayor Lim has clear credentials while you…a convicted plunderer and known collector of huweting payola.

  • Pining_Garcia

    Atienza for Manila Mayor ! kahit papaano napaganda ang Manila.

  • Efren

    Gusto lang magbangong-puri !  It will be a lot better if he just give way to fresh, promising , leader(s) !

  • niceguy60

    Are there really no other options in Manila? What about the originals from that city. Don’t they care?

  • Mattino2011

    Niceguy, ala na options kung hindi choosing the lesser of the evil. Parepareho mga yan..They run for the perks and for the money they could make

  • KapitanBagwis

    Erap, intindihin mo muna yung ginawa mong kabulastugan na pinaalis ninyo yung US Bases.
    Tagilan mo na yung pamumulitika. Hindi ka na iboboto ng mga Pilipino.

    Gamitin laban kay Erap yung pagpapaalis niya sa US BASES !

  • sopingac

    The Philippines is doomed. With the kind of politicians the media is actually introducing to the “masa”, responsible Filipinos doesn’t really have much of a say in elections anymore. I myself have no intention of voting in 2013.

    My vote as a legitimate tax-payer and being an asset of this country is actually no match to the number of voters who can be swayed by a mere can of sardines and a kilo of rice. I actually don’t put all the blame on these people but more on the people that enslave or are instrument in enslaving these poor Filipinos.

    Unfortunately, still many among the supposedly educated citizenry are still too naive as to why people like Estrada are elected. Many got elected because they are said to be anti-Marcos or anti-Gloria. Their capabilities and competence were no longer issues because that is what the ones promoting the system wants the Filipinos to think. The likes of Trillanes will again be running and yet they will not be brandishing their accomplishments but again be using the name of Gloria for their selfish ends.

    The media has also long been an instrument of our corrupt system. The media who were clamoring for press freedom then are now the ones depriving many of their freedom of expression.

    Nakakasawa na.

  • Rey Gan

    Bakit ano pa bang paraiso mailikha sa Maynila at nangako na naman tong si lasenggo? Saturated na yang Maynila na yan ng mga squatters at wala ng pag-asa.  Maliban na lang kung padadamihin niya mga yan at pati na huweteng sa Maynila, puwede pa……

  • Oscar Ungson

    Ang masasabi ko lang ay walang utang na loob yan si Erap, kundi kay GMA convicted criminal ka pa rin.

    • AmBoy24

      ang ahas kahit na pakainin mo sa palad,tutukain ka pa rin.marami niyan sa ating political circle.

  • kevin

    This is the kind of dirty politician,that we should put in the garbage…all kind of lies and empty promises,what a shame…

  • Rare Earthling

    Buti pa sa beauty contest madami at madalas bagong mukha mapag pipilian pero sa seryosong bagay puro recycled na basura lang.

    Mahabagin sa langit, bakit nyo po kami pinaparusahan.

  • Guest

    Lalong walang mangyayarinsa Manila kung si Erap lang. Bobo na, sugarol na at babaero pa what morality he has sa susunod barabggay captain na lang ang hahabulin nya. Wala ng lugar sa polotics mga trapo mga corrupt lang cla kahit si Binay marami syang corruption sa Makati

    • AmBoy24

      baka lashing lang iyan.numero unong lasenggo rin iyan.

  • Jeo Jagonia

    erap is not a true leader.. no talent as a leader.. only in his movies he is! Filipinos please wake up! are you not tired of this circus? sana natoto na tayo! Competetive sana piliin natin! baka ma bully naman tayo. sabi ng ibang bansa colorful lang daw politics natin..not enough quality..

  • Martin

    It may turn out to be one of the toughest political battles between two giants, Lim and Erap, in Manila.  Not only do both have their loyal supporters, they are reportedly very close to INC.  Incidentally, both were not endorsed by INC last election.

  • Jeo Jagonia

    God bless Philippines…ano bang nangyayari sa bansa ko..paano namin itaas ang noo namin kung ganito nalang makukuha namin na leader? gutom sa lahat ang aabotin! goodluck sa boboto next year!

  • Avtar Singh

    JESUS please help us…Don’t let those crooks to run this country again….

  • murtson

    Mindanao people prefer Estrada to be the President than to be a Mayor of Manila. He is the one who gave Mindanao a fair share in the development and who was serious in ending the rebellion in the country. Unfortunately, the military turned their back against him. Had he been the  President nowadays, Mindanao will never experience the worst brownouts. Cory’s time of power shortage is coming back upon his son’s watch. The Brownout Presidents, mother and son, bow! @$$#%!&!  

    • KpTUL

       Estrada gets very high ratings within class E and class D (among A-D). People  belonging to classes A and B almost reject him. I think this solidifies your claim why Mindanao prefers Estrada, albeit statistically. Unfortunately he cannot be president anymore. So, why wont you relocate to Manila instead ?
      Well, regarding the brownout presidents, correct ka dyan !

      • murtson

        Classes A and B belong to the G group. G for Greed. These are the ones who controlled the Philippines’ economy. You can see how businesses jam in Metro Manila with most administrations leaving the economic imbalance to continue. Infrastructure are also crammed in this squatters-friendly metropolis.

        Visit the countryside and you will see farmers still clinging to their carabaos, drying their harvests on the road, using too much non-organic fertilizers and forced to use pesticide because the rice specie is weak and prone to attack by worms. Unlike in other countries where specie are sturdy and awash with organic fertilizers and almost absent pesticides. So with the fishery system. Forever will there be the outrigger bancas. No improvement.

        How sad that the meaning of politics can’t be seen done by Pilipino politicians. All partisan politics, no real politics or public management.

  • efriend

    We need a VISIONARY for Manila.  Manila needs serious URBAN RENEWAL no different from the Cubao makeover.  Who can do it?  Not LIM.  Not ESTRADA.  Not ATIENZA. He/She should be somebody who can turn around Manila as quickly as possible: Imelda, Ramon Ang of San Miguel, Manny Pangilinan, Roberto de Ocampo, etc.

  • Avtar Singh

    Fil-Am’s of the US military please remind your relatives in the Philippines that Erap was one of those senators who voted Yes to remove the US bases in the Philippines…Erap is not fit to run for any public office because of his corruptions.

  • Will Rey

    Happy to lend my voice to the chorus of  Estrada-bashing. God help Manila  if  Estrada decides to run for mayor. It is worth belaboring the numerous comments on this article  that Estrada is a proven “babaero”   and  a convicted “mangungurakot at magnanakaw..” And God have mercy on the Manilenos if Estrada becomes the democratic feudal lord of Manila again. I much doubt, though,  that Manilenos  want to return to  a state of serfdom  for  “isang salop na bigas at isang lata na sardinas.”      

  • KpTUL

    Sa Pilipinas, baboy na kung baboy !
    Kahit magkaibigan babuyan na talaga sa larangan ng pulitika. Kaya totoo yung sinabi nila , “Walang kaibigan, trabaho lang”.  It is so sad that Pinoys always believe na wala ng ibang tao ang makapag serbisyo kundi yung trapo. It is the same thing, we voted for someone kasi yung tatay nya or nanay nya ay presidente noon kahit wala namang nagawa yung kandidato. The Philippines boast of 9 out-of 10 literacy rate. By merely looking at how the people vote, you can easily challenge the literacy claim by scratching your head. Tsk tsk …. At ikaw estrada, matanda ka na! Magpahinga ka nalang.

  • nes911

    look who’s talking. ano ba ang ginawa ni estrada sa pilipinas nuong siya ang pangulo? nangurakot, nagpalaganap ng jueteng, nanbabae, laging lasing…nasadlak sa dusa ang pinoy. si erap daw ay para sa mahihirap. pero lalung niyang pinahirap ang bayan.  sa maynila, ano ang kangyang gagawin? bawiin ang 80 M  na ginastos niya sa pagkakabili ng bahay ng mga legarda.

    tama na erap ang pangbobola mo. convicted ka na nga eh matapang pa ang apog mong tumbakbo. hindi mo maloloko ang mga manilenyo. ang mga manilenyo ay hindi kayang bayarang ang mga boto.

  • Simon Ward

    “He [Erap] said PMP doesn’t accept anybody who is tainted by irregularity or anomaly.” They call that chutzpah! In most other countries, the guy would be in prison, or if he was Chinese … bang!

  • padrefaura

    He (erap) said PMP doesn’t accept anybody who is tainted by irregularity or anomaly.


    if this is what PMP is, then erap should leave the party because he is a CONVICTED (not only accused) plunderer.

  • Kerby

    eh di ba pinaalis ni Erap ang US bases dati? ano kaya masasabi nya ngayon tungkol sa pagpapaalis nya sa US bases dati|?

    • pepengkabayo

      Ano ang kinalaman ng pagkakandidato ni Erap as Mayor of Manila sa US bases.
      Hindi nyo lang alam, talagang nagbawas si Clinton ng overseas US military bases para makatipid.
      Sumabay lang ang mga senadores natin para masabing Nationalistic pero sa totoo lang talagang aalis dahil billion dollars ang renta.

      • Kerby

        Malaki ang kinalaman! ang mga politikong walang sound judgement, hindi dapat binoboto sa kahit na anong pwesto. Yung mga proven na Jueteng Lord, plunderer, Babaero, Sugarol, at papogi, Hindi dapat binoboto yan dahil ang mga leader ang dapat na maging ihemplo ng mga mamamayan! gets mo?

        Hindi totoo yang sinasabi mo na sinadya ni Clinton ang pagalis ng US bases dito dahil sa renta, katunayan nyan, higit na mas malaki ang renta nila sa Bases nila sa japan pero hanggang ngayon nandun pa rin sila! At mas higit nilang gusto ang Bases nila dati dito kesa dun!

  • Lando

    brilliant Erap !  Panalo ang UNA !  natataranta na ang LP LOL

  • Lando

    Erap sagot sa kahirapan !!

  • tadasolo

    enough of this unity message and maganda ugali coming from politicians, it is high we need results including making the urban centers livable. elect politicians who have ideas instead of emotional reaction to solve issues. we need to educate people

  • maximus_meridius

    Erap!  Tigilan mo na ang panggugulo mo sa bayan.  I believe you have delusions of grandeur.  You have done nothing when you were elected president and you are so dumb that you were ousted from office. Sa tingin mo yata hawak mo yung majority and the opposition?  You even have the  gall to run for president during the last presidential election. For the sake of the country please STOP!  I believe you have the “messiah complex”.  Just keep it to yourself and retire in private life.  We don’t need someone like you in public office.  I believe you would be much better as a private person alongside your bottles of Johny Walker blue.

  • Samboy_rod

    Hoy mga kurakot na mga mayors at congressman, siguro panahon na para gumawa kayo ng batas na mag uutos sa bawat nanunungkulan ngayun sa mga munisipyo at syudad na gumawa ng kanya kanyang 10 to 25 years development master plan.At lahat ng maeelect na local officials ay susunod dun.Hindi yung kanya kanyang style.Pag may umupo na bagong mayor yung project nung nakaraang mayor ipagigiba, magpagawa ng bagong project na pagkakakitaan.masyado kayong nagsasayang ng pera.Mga senators at president PNoy please lang.Nang umasenso ang Pinas at pati localities.

  • oracle888

    Shall we rebuilt and replace the termite infested house with another termite destructed building materials?

    The only hope for the Filipino people is to declare “enough is enough!”; and start a cultural and political revolution, getting rid of all the old politicians, reeducate the people, and refill the government position with righteous people – that is if we have any?

  • maximus_meridius

    Just like Abnoy, Erap is also incompetent and does not have credibility (moral, intellectual, track record, etc..) to run for public office!

  • oracle888


    – Una sa corrupt
    – Una sa plunder
    – Una sa womanizing
    – Una sa illegal gambling
    – Una sa “bastos”
    – Una sa “yabang”
    – Una sa “kalokohan”
    – Una sa “patayan”


    any poverty alleviation program from the so-called “Partido ng Masang Pilipino”? kung wala, sana magself-destruct nalang din kayo tulad ng Lakas-Kampi…

  • simondj

    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10. kahit na sino ang ilagay ninyo diyan na alkalde, kung ang alkalde walang takot sa Diyos,,, walang asenso. kasi kung walang takot sa Diyos ng isang tao,, kaya nitong mangsinungaling,, katulad ni GMA,,, at iyong appointed naman ni GMA,, kayang mag FLIP-FLOP,,,katulad ni renato CORONA.

    malayo pa po ang eleksyon, may problema pa po sa impeachment, kung anoman ang kalalabasan ng impeachment (sino ang supporters ni CORONA) will determine who will win the election.

  • indiosbravos2002

    I am from Manila and God forbid Erap will take the reins of the city. The city needs new blood not some political dinosaur who has passed his prime.

    Lim is well respected in the city, particularly by the muslim community. However, his leadership style simply does not jive with the political reality. What Erap said is true. The city is a dump, it breaths on old infrastracture, homeless people are on the streets. It simply feels old and dying. The city needs new ideas, a refreshing, if you will, similar to Atienza’s term, however, less the corruption.

    Atienza, on the other hand, does not have a chance with Erap fielding in his candidacy. He will be the third wheel, but the odd man out. Simply said he should keep his money unless he would like to donate them to charity. Besides, he has a lot of explaining to do on the basa guidote lot.

    Lastly, Isko Moreno is trying to position himself as a contender for the mayoralty post in 2016. A possible reason for his tie up with Erap. He should be wary though with Erap’s promises. Erap is obviously looking for a post he can keep til he retires. Because if he isnt, he should have gone in peace after his botched presidential stint. If Isko believes Erap will let go of the post after 3 years, he is just looking for a lot of disappointment.

  • marlaw

    Minsan ng nabilog at nabola ni Erap ang sambayanang Pilipinas at inihalal siyang pangulo sa pag asang siya ang Messiah ng mga api at mahihirap tulad ng mgapinagbidahan niya sa pelikula. Ngayon heto papasok siya sa Manila at sana naman makapag isip ng maayos ang mga Manileno na wag magkakamaling ihalal si Erap. Kapag nanalo si Erap isang malaking insulto ito sa katalinuhan ng mga mamamayan ng Manila.

  • Kyab Gon

    OLD DOGS like Erap never dies.
    Because he’s got NOTHING to brag…only his notoriety with the uneducated and illiterate BOBOtante.

    Erap doesn’t have a career anymore not even as a B actor. Hence, he’s pursuing politics as his bread and butter (even if he won’t be taking a salary) with the bizmen’s (mostly Chinese) grease money.
    If he wins as Manila Mayor he then would AGAIN run for president on 2016 (he’d split from his alliance with Binay) even though he’s 78y.o. by that time. This is GREED and NEED and nobody can stop him as well as the other political DOGS who don’t even know what to do with Scarborough Shoals’ situation.
    Don’t blame Erap and the others…blame the BOBOtante.

    Muuahh to all my fans!

  • tabalu

    kapag naging mayor ng maynila si erap, asahan na natin na dadami na naman ang umiikot na kubrador at kabo ng jueteng… baka nakakalimutan nyo na ipinapaalala ko lang!

    • Martin

      Mali.  Si Erap mismo ang iikot sa buong Manila at masisindak ang mga maton.

      • indiosbravos2002

        Ano? Si Erap mismo mangungulekta ng taya sa jueteng. Wala ng tiwala baka daw madoublecross uli sya ni Singson. Hehehe

      • Martin

        Bati na sila.  Hindi nga rin ako nagtaka kung bakit tinanggap ni Erap si Zubiri eh kung si Singson nakipagbati siya.  Ano ba itong si Erap…may diperensiya na ba sa utak?

      • AllaMo

        Yeah, right. Sasamba na naman yang erap mo kay atong ang.

  • Memet Cruz

    erap is astig….!!!

    • AllaMo

      Yu-up, astig ang mukha.

  • NoWorryBHappy

    “Estrada mentioned Arroyo, whom he had accused of masterminding his
    ouster in 2001, while talking at length about his life story in his
    keynote address.”

    na ang ibig sabihin ay:
    “Napurnada ang aking pangungurakot bilang presidente. Kailangan makabawi ako bilang Mayor ng Maynila.”
    Papayag kaya ang mga taga-Maynila ?

    • downapots

      not a chance,Lim kami

  • nakawan

    if Erap can relieve Manila of its illegal settlers problem properly, then yes I would gladly vote him in for Mayor. however, the man claims Tondo as his bulwark– one of the most densely populated areas in the world– which might speak of how his position is regarding squatters

    • catmanjohn

      You are asking the thief to come and solve the problem of the theft. Squatters exist because there is no RH bill, nor a responsible government who builds low income housing projects that would address this problem because corrupt politicians like Erap and Arroyo have absconded the funds that should have be allocated to such projects.

      • Romeo John

         @ atmanjohn “Squatters exist because there is no RH bill, nor a responsible government”, agree naman ako sa statement mo but i think lot of people are missing some thing like “It is the gov’t fault to have illegal settlers but it is illegal settlers fault to die 1″. I mean, i got 4 class mates in college who we’re illegal settlers but they studied well and got scholarships from our university school and currently 2 of them got their own house and lot and 2 are renting on a good house community. This only means that what you so called squatters can become something and can get out on their community without gov’t help. It is better if there is a gov’t to assist but i think responsibility should should start to own self.

  • les21reago

     He said PMP doesn’t accept anybody who is tainted by irregularity or anomaly.

    THE REASON is because the HEAD experienced the difficulty in PRISON under house arrest BEING himself CONVICTED FOR PLUNDER…

    I remember the father (ERAP) and son (JINGOY) invoking to be SICK when they are being arrested…That ERAP could hardly walked…They TWO are NO different that of JOC Bolante…The later able to copy the father and son STYLE in evading arrest?

  • Martin

    I’ve been an Erap fan from way back since he was a movie star.  But Erap’s going out of his mind by inviting people who don’t deserve to be invited.  Zubiri is one example.  Zubiri together with the other so called “Spice Boys” caused Erap’s ouster.  All throughout GMA’s nine years illegal term, Zubiri supported and benefit from it.  And now he has the face to join Erap’s party? 

  • bahog_itlog

    “Maybe Manila needs a complete urban renewal.’’

    Yeah! Jueteng renewal.

  • Albin

    Pulitika nga naman…
    1. Hindi dapat magyabang si Erap – convicted plunderer siya…Nakalagay na yan sa history.
    2. Kaya ayaw na nila sa San Juan, takot si Loi kay Guia Gomez.
    3. Pere-pera lang yan… Erap sa Manila, Binay sa palasyo, tuloy ang kurakot sa 2016.
    4. Huwag lang silang magnoynoying, may pag-asa sila.

  • pilipino

    Kawawang Maynila.

    Ayaw daw ng police mentality, planong palitan ng (convicted) criminal mentality? Tama si Albin, mukhang Manila is jueteng renewal.

  • Francis

    Mas marami parin nagawa na maganda si Lim kay Erap kaya palagay ko kay Lim parin ang boto ang taga manila.


    Manila City is like a big slum

  • w4d

    Erap still does not realize that he is only being used for his popularity. Tsk tsk tsk…..akala kasi niya, nasa pelikula pa rin siya….LOL…

  • Vito Cruz-Katipunan

    Manila is the scum of Metro Manila. Lim did very little in improving the lives of Manilenos, especially on poverty and public order. Estrada and his sons did a very good before in transforming San Juan into what it is today. I’m supporting neither, but one who has clear vision to implement development plans must be the winner.

  • jimmy_maranan

    Kawawang Maynila. Dumaan sa kamay ni Atienza at Lim.
    Ngayon naman papasukan ni Erap, e ang gagawin lang din nya
    ay mangurakot, di na kasi sila kasya sa San Juan.

  • Beguine

    Re-open Erap’s plunder case.

    If the Gloria and Mike Arroyo plunder conjugal tandem will rot
    in jail, Erap the plunderer after Marcos must rot in jail, too.

    And Imelda may be in her moribund last years, but she should
    be thrown in jail, too.

    Put all these plunderers in jail and that may put an end to plundering.
    Hopefully. At least all plunderers behind bars will make the
    next plunderer think twice.

  • Harzburgite

    Erap is also a TRAPO, he is proven guilty as plunderer, he is lucky since GMA took pity (pardoned). Now he has the courage to insult GMA, I am sure if he will become the mayor of Manila, this city will become the gambling and redlight city of the Philippines. He will use his position to establish all type of illegal businesses(drugs, gambling , prostitution etc.) . He will use again as cover up his style of mingling with the poor people by giving foods , relief goods etc., just to prove that he is pro poor, in short “style niya bulok” so all tne Manileños shouldf think twice or thrice  before voting this guy , they should not be decieved with his charisma.

  • Arnold

    Kung laging pinag mamalaki ni Erap na Batang Tondo sya at ngayon kaya sya lalaban sa pag ka Mayor sa kadahilanang  na aawa sya sa mga taga Maynila dahil kulelat daw ang Maynila it compare to Makati and taguig? hehehhe Mr. Ex President Erap, sana nung naka upo kang Presidente sana nun pa ginawa mo nayan na tulungana ang mga taga Maynila. at sabi mo pina patawad mo na ang mga kalaban mo? bakit ano bang ginawa sayo ni Mayor Lim? diba ho ba mas masakit ang ginawa sayo ni Chavit Singson na matalik mong kaibigan na nag traidor sayo para mawala ka sa Pwesto mo sa pag ka Presidente? at ngayon mag kasama na naman kayo hehehhehehehhehehehhe. Ngayon puro paninira ang gina gawa mo kay Mayor Lim. OO taga hanga morin ako at sobrang na awa ako sayo nung pinag tulungan ka ng mga kalaban mo sa politika lalo na ng kaibigan mo na si Chavit Sinson. Kung sa San Juan ho kayo tatakbo sa pag ka Mayor or Senator baka iboto pa kita pero kung sa Maynila sorry ho pero Mayor Lim parin ako.

    • marlaw

      Kunwari lang yang kuno pagiging mapatawarin ni Erap. Nagpapapogi lang yan sa publiko para makakuha ng suporta at makalimutan ang mga ginawa niyang anomalya noong siya ay nakaupo pa. Kumbaga pakitang tao lang yang kuno nagpatawad na siya pero sa kaloob-looban niya nag aapoy ang galit at palihim ang pag ganti. Ang kanyang ginagawa ay para sa political survival niya at ng kanyang mga anak. Itong mga anak naman niya sinasamantala ang pagkakataon at nakikisakay sa mga nabobola ng kanilang ama. Hanggang ngayon marami pa ring naloloko at nalilinlang sa kuno ipinaglalaban ni Erap na “Erap para sa mahirap”. Dapat talaga alugin ng husto yung mga nalilinlang ni Erap na mahimasmasan na sila. Sa darating na halalan kapag nagkataon na mabola at malinlang na naman sila ni Erap tiyak magigising na lang sila Mayor na ng Maynila ito at madadagdagan ang senador na walang ginagawa sa katauhan ni JV Ejercito.

  • Arnold

    Sir Erap pahinga kana pakingan mo mga anak mo at sila nalang ang mag patuloy ng laban mo.

  • Anne Milan Ortega

    pagnnalo si erap ibig sabihin majority ang mga tanga sa maynila

  • cliff_castillo

    Erap is not after serving the people of Manila.  He wants to become Mayor only to satisfy his BIG ego.  Our people should not misled by his antics.

  • catmanjohn

    The cunning and deceitful Estrada says all the right things the People want to hear, but this bad actor has had his chance, and the people must not be fooled again. If Mariam Santiago supports this greasy slick, this stinking bunch should be flushed into the sewers of Manila where they belong and a new generation of public servants should be allowed to do their thing. If Estrada wants to be in the limelight again, it should be in the criminal  Courts where all his corruption and misdeeds can be revealed without the manipulations of Arroyo and Corona.

  • AllaMo

    erap? Pwe pa rin!

  • usapan2

    erap, anong tulong ang ibibigay mo sa mahihirap na manilenyo, ang mag-distribute ka ng plastic bag na may lamang grocery?  sinayang mo ang pagkakataong binigay sa iyo ng mahihirap nang iboto ka nilang presidente, pero puro kalokohan ang pinaggagawa mo as president. nabasa ko ang libro ni prof laquian na dati mong executive secretary at nalaman at ko ang katamaran mo as president.

  • Rolly257

    mukhang gustong utuin or pilipitin ang baraso ni Lim para sumapi sa kanila.

  • anu12345

    Estrada/Ejercito family – pag-asa ng bayan. He proved it once.

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