Estrada confirms Manila mayoral bid

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Former president Joseph 'Erap' Estrada drives on a jeepney with incumbent Vice Mayor Isko Moreno as he moves to his new house in Sta. Mesa, Manila Wednesday from his home on Polk Street, North Greenhills, San Juan. Estrada will run for Manila mayor in the 2013 polls. INQUIRER/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines—Ousted president Joseph Estrada on Wednesday finally confirmed he is running for Manila mayor in 2013.

With much fanfare, Estrada made the confirmation on his first day in his one-story home in a spacious compound on 589 Manga Avenue in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Since last year, Estrada had been evasive about confirming rumors he will run against incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim in the coming local polls, even though his move to Manila was widely perceived to be in compliance with the one-year residency required of local election candidates.

Before Wednesday’s move, Estrada was a longtime resident in a gated community in the upscale Greenhills area in San Juan City.

Former president Joseph 'Erap' Estrada waves to welcoming supporters as he moves to his new house in Sta. Mesa, Manila Wednesday from his home on Polk Street, North Greenhills, San Juan. INQUIRER/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

But Estrada finally admitted his candidacy on Wednesday, saying: “Itong mga huling taong nalalabi sa aking buhay, iaalay ko dito sa lungsod ng Maynila (The last few years of my life, I’d like to spend in Manila),” in a press conference in his new house.

He announced the same to a crowd of supporters gathered inside the compound, telling them point-blank that he was there to declare his candidacy for mayor of Manila.

He implied, however, that he will only run for one term.

“Tatagal pa ako ng three-year term. Pagagandahin ko ang Maynila at pagkatapos ibibigay ko na kay Vice Mayor Isko,” he said, referring to incumbent Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso.

Domagoso and 28 councilors had transferred to Estrada’s Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino party last week. During the 2010 elections, Domagoso was Lim’s running mate.

On Wednesday morning, Estrada drove to Manila in his “Jeep ni Erap” tailed by a convoy of supporters and three trucks of furniture. Domagoso sat in front with him while his wife, Loi, rode in the passenger seat behind them.

Estrada’s exit from his home on Polk St., North Greenhills, San Juan was relatively quiet, a stark contrast to his entrance in Sta. Mesa, Manila, where he was greeted by fans in orange shirts bearing welcome banners and repeatedly shouting his nickname: “Erap!”

In an earlier interview, Estrada’s spokesperson, Ferdie Ramos, said Estrada will be transferring his voter’s registration to Manila on Thursday noon.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HLH7H73OZNDPNXIZGJTQJ7K4LA Filcanpam

    Iyan ang umpisa ng kamalasan na darating sa Maynila,,,, tsk tsk. Ano na naman kayang i dedeclare niya ngayon?

  • Andres_Bagumbayan

    Hari nawa na huwag magtagumpay ang taong ito…punong-puno ng pagkukunwari ang pagkatao nito!!!! nagpapanggap na makahirap at maka-tao!!!! pwe!!!

  • MnlaBoy

    geez, can’t he just retire?
    Too much drama.

    • popeyee

      Subukan ka niyang walang media na nakabuntot sa kanya, palagay ko wala ng drama…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2J4DJQPQ4PON73N3KBZYXCNCM Francis

    One term lang daw sabi ni erap..kc kukuha lang sya ng pera sa manila tapos balik na ulit sa dating lugar na kanyang tinitirahan..kinakapos na kc sya sa puhunan.

  • kilabot

    naloko na. erap as manila mayor, jv as senator, jinggoy as vp. parang si mvp, kontrolado na lahat public utillities. God help us!

  • boypalaban

    ERAP PARA SA MAHIRAP…kaya BUMILI NG MANSION…
    pag nanalo yan…asahan na ang paglago ng mga pasugalan….
    dati SAN JUAN…ngayon MAYNILA….sana sa susunod sa SCARBOROUGH SHOAL na lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TZCGDEQRZZPUM7BIION2RFFI5M Azkal

    kung tanga ang san juan, hindi ang manilenyo… alam naman natin ang agenda, wala na mapwestuhan ang mga estrada kasi sila rin nakapwesto sa san juan… di tanga ang maynila. kunin lang ang regalo, iba ang iboto…

    • antonioluna

      ganyan dapat ang tamang pag iisip, sana lang hindi laganap ang mga bobotante at mangmang sa manila dahil kapag nagkataon si erap ang susunod na magiging mayor ng manila hehehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHUUEZMSDKFMZLMGHAF6MUB5HI Freddie Mariano

    Wala na bang ibang kakandidato? Kawawa naman ang maynila ‘pag binoto nila itong si Erap. A disgraced president seeking to redeem himself by running as mayor of Manila. Bakit? Puno na ba ng Estradas sa San Juan? 

    Parang awa niyo na, layuan niyo kami mga ^%$**#@ nyo!

  • libraocto

    Hayyyyysssss, ano na ba ang nangyayari sa Pinas……… Parang nagbabago na ang isip ko na magretiro at mag stay na sa sarili kong bayan.

    Sabi nila ERAP para sa Mahirap…. pero sa dami ng mahihirap sa Manila tama nga na ERAP para sa Mahirap… dahil hindi naman aasenso ang buhay nila, aasa na lang kay ERAP. Bakit hindi na lang si ERAP tumakbo as Mayor ng San Juan, tutal alam na nya kung paano patakbuhin ito. Si ISKO hindi man lang nag-isip… sabagay wais ang taong ito… pag nanalo si Erap at naprotesta ito, biglang magiging mayor!!!!!!

  • ryepim

    ERAP!!! ERAP!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H65CQCAAYP7QM7FOQLJDCKA67I Pete

    panalo ang UNA ! yeheey

  • EdgarEdgar

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    • TGM_ERICK

      100 LIKES!

  • morale_reform

    Bilib din naman ako sa confidence level nitong c Erap… sa tuno ng pananalita nya, parang sigurado na cyang mananalo cya – pagagandahin ko ang manila tapos ibibigay ko kay Isko!!! Sana naman di ganun ka tanga mga taga Mla para suportahan cya.  Kung di pa tayo natuto before, talaga nga namang IT WILL BE MORE FUN IN MANILA!!!

  • patriotic_act

    we cant do anything about it, ERAP will win and Isko’s political career will benefit from it.

    kahit ano pa sabihin natin dito eh hindi tayo papansinin ng mga squatter, hampaslupa, manggagraba, taga vulcanize ng gulong, labandera, tricycle driver at mga pedicab driver.. iboboto at iboboto pa rin nila si ERAP.

    so walang magagawa ang kakangawa natin dito, hindi magiging produktibo, kaya ang isipin nalang natin eh maging “wise” sya sa ibibigay sa kanyang “2nd chance” as an executive in a local government unit.. sana nga mabago at mapa unlad nya ang maynila. sana

    pero kung magngangangawa lang tayo dito walang mangyayari we’l just look pathetic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H65CQCAAYP7QM7FOQLJDCKA67I Pete

    Tapos na ang maliligayang araw ng mayayabang na LP !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H65CQCAAYP7QM7FOQLJDCKA67I Pete

    bulok na bulok na ang maynila! kailangan na ng UNA para sa tunay na pagbabago

  • Mytzteplix

    Nice one ERAP!

    Tapos na ang maliligayang araw ni LIM. Kay Lim dumumi, nababoy at lumala ang crime rate sa Manila. Nagpagawa nga si Lim ng Ospital wala naman Doctor at Gamot. Mabuti pa ang tarpaulin niya parati namin nakikita, eh ang mismong Mayor Lim eh kada kampanya lang nagpapakita.

  • mangtom

    I’d rather see Manila run by China than Estrada. Manila is entering Dark Ages.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CLAVQNJZWFOPV654ZF6OPYMCAI Manny

    mga bwisit kayo! election pa din ang iniisip nyo? wala ng election next year! magbilang na lang ng araw ang pinas sakop na ng greedy china!  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKH7OBS65SZ6QW3QEC4UTPG3IA Gervis

    Manila will be a “sick city” when Manilenos allowed Erap to win>>>

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J47R2PJFKFPPV25TLBRVNXIYKY Mel

    Kung mananalo yan ang magiging mayor ng kapitolyo ng Pilipinas ay convicted plunderer, hindi ba nakakahiya tayo nyan sa buong mundo?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

    you again! you mainland chinese?

  • tunderlulo

    SIGE MGA KAMPON NG DEMONYO IBOTO ANG PINUNO NIYONG SI ERAP. ERAP PARA SA MAHIRAP KUNO PERO NG MANALO AY LASENGGERO, BABAERO AT SUGAROL. HUWAG NA ERAP BAKA MACHAVIT KA ULI

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ73GJNOBRAHYBAAWIKSYCS4VE paul

    yare na maynila..kung si DUTERTE or kahit si bayani fernando sana tumakbo okay na okay kasi may track record talaga.  Pumunta kayo ng San Juan ngayon para makita ninyo track record ni erap and his kids…..mula puregold hanggang broadway hindi maayos yung traffic dahil may mga balasubas na jeep….may mga no parking signs all over n.domingo pero hindi ma implement….take note ha? N.domingo lang yan! Tapos lahat ng parking space sa greenhills may bayad..pwe! Kung si Isko sana tumakbo okay na para bago naman. Wag na katulad nila Lim, atienza at lalo na si ERAP!

  • boypalaban

    SINO ANG TAONG MATINO AT GUSTO NG MASA ANG PWEDENG ITAPAT KAY ERAP ?
    ( aminin man natin o hindi…masa pa rin ang magluluklok sa bagong mayor ng maynila)

  • Pablo Juan

    hahaha ang manga ave.. nasa boundary lang yan ng san juan ah!

  • Rocky6076

    City hall naman ang gagawin niya ngayong Karaoke bar.

  • quphal

     Itong mga huling taong nalalabi sa aking buhay, iaalay ko dito sa lungsod ng Maynila

    kung sincere ka sa pag-aalay at pagtulong sa mga manileno, utang-ng-loob mag-retire ka na sa pulitika. tama na, please!!

    • imongredneck

      Unfortunately there are only less than 20% of us who know and despise this person. The other 80% are oblivious and really believe that this man’s life is a continous saga of difficulties suffered by an underdog just like in the movies. Poverty lulls them into this mind set and personalities like Estrada is just the perfect person to exploit them. The Philippines pioneered the People Power. This time the Filipinos should pioneer a mass action preventing a dirt bag from getting elected.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    goodluck sa mahal kong maynila! 

  • MG

    Wala na bang iba na mas matino kaysa dalawang super lolo. Wawang Maynila. Only in the pinas.

  • brunogiordano

    “Estrada confirms Manila mayoral bid”

    SORRY mga taga-MANILA ang pagpipilian ninyo ay sina LIM, ERAP AT ATIENZA.

    kung wala talagang mapapamilian, pa-puewedihan na lang ninyong harimunan kung sinoman ang magiging mayor ninyo.
     

  • marriondale

    Hindi maganda ang timpla.  Iboboto pa ba si isko ng mga taga maynila.  Isa siyang opurtunista.  Ang bilis nya bumaligtad kay Mayor Lim.  How can Isko effectively lead the city council when he already shifted his support to erap 12 months before the election.  Dapat mag-resign na lang sya.  Di na maganda relasyon nila ni Mayor Lim. Hindi ako taga manila pero nagpabaya si mayor lim kaya eto tumakbo si erap. Yun ang totoo. 

  • BuffyDSlayer

    Please lang po kelangan mo ng magpahinga…ibigay sa iba ang chance to make a difference…maraming matatalino, matapat at marangal na Pilipino…na kayang kayang magampanan ang tungkuling pagka-alkalde ng Maynila…wag naman kayong gahaman sa kapangyarihan…kelangan na ng bagong dugo, bagong ideas, bagong diskarte sa pamamhala…DAANG MATUWID NA PO TAU, component ng baluktot na daan ang kapit-tuko sa kapangyarihan

  • aSwedishguy

    Like i say before the Filipinos are a very forgiving and humble people

    was this guy not ousted for corruption before ?

    Why not vote in Imelda as President at the same time or maybe even better Andal Ampatuan and Mike Arroyo or Corona as Vice presidents,,take both and they will make a good team!

    Its so fun in The Philippines

  • gardy_versozi

    parang si optimus prime yung sinakyan ni erap ah?

  • Mattino2011

    Poor Manilenos, wala kayo mga choices..parepareho corrupt ang magkakatungali–Atienza. Lim..Erap…kawawa kau

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IS6KI2U7EDZS6D2Q7MZ3Z6CAME Lila

    go philippines.. don’t have to think hard why this country is so pathetic

  • jimmy_maranan

    Dapat di na pinalaya itong si Erap. Puro katarantaduhan
    na naman ang ginagawa ngayon, sa Manila niya ipupuwesto
    yung iba niyang anak.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

     HIS BEING MAYOR OF MANILA WILL AMOUNT TO NOTHING IF THE WHOLE OR EVEN PART OF THE PATRIMONY OF THE NATION WOULD GO TO A FOREIGN POWER ONE OF WHOM HE ENCOURAGED BECAUSE OF OUR RESULTANT WEAKNESS AND ONE OF WHOM WE REJECTED BECAUSE HE WANTED TO ACT MACHO.DEFENSE WISE, WE SHOULD HAVE PREPARED WHEN WE REJECTED THE OTHER POWER.WE ARE SO CALLED ALONE (ARE WE?). what should we have done, in hindsinght?

  • rocky92

    Here is one man who never tires of being greedy! After san juan he wants to conquer manila, laarni enriquez may just be the next mayor of manila just like guia gomez in san juan. Namamayagpag ang mga kabit!

    • sanjuan683

      hehehehehe masyado ka naman ingitero palibhasa pangit ka siguro kaya walang ka maraming chicks. hehehehe Kung gusto niya maglinkod hayaan mo siya o kaya naman kumandidato ka rin baka sakali talunin mo si Erap. Karapatan niya yun gaya ng iyun karapatan na puede ka rin kumandidato. hehehehehe

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SAQ35FB3BOJ2MGFWBUGOQ6AYDE Jennifer

        Sabihin nating matamis lang ang dila in Erap. O magaling Lang mangdila hehehe

      • rocky92

        let’s talk of mirror image, when you say pangit to a person it mirrors your image also, sino ang pangit ngayon? eh di ikaw kumandidato ka rin dahil sabi mo lahat ay may karapatan kumandidato.

  • iwiltag

    If he runs and win, Filipinos are really STUPID!

  • Victoria

    Ship Erap to Scarborough Shoal, doon siya mag-mayor. Baka matakot sa kaniya ang mga MingWah at Chung Go, iwanan ang shoal. Problem solve.

    • sanjuan683

      Hindi na kailangan si Erap ikaw lang puede na matakot ang kalaban MingWah dahil pangit ka naman hehehehehe siguro magtatakbuhan ang mga tsekua. heheheheh

  • maypakialamako

    kaya hindi umuunlad ang pinas, same faces, same fat faces!

  • iwiltag

    Sa mga Manilenyo, pag ibinoto ninyo si Erap, tanga kayo!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

       Mawalang galang na po marami pong tanga sa maynila. Kaya kung nasa Maynila kayo lumipat na kayo ng QC para naman mapahiwalay kayo.

  • aSwedishguy

    The question is, do the Filipinos get what they deserve  vote vice

    ai nako,, when will this country grow up

  • FernandoBusi

    Para sa nga taga Maynila kaya po tayo tinutulak ng China eh dahil si Erap nag kampanya para mawala ang US bases sa Pilipinas pero di nila pinag planohang palakasin ang AFP para ma depeensahan ang ating territoryo. Nag hahanap lang yan ng makukurakot kasi yung real estate business nya mahina. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

    Malaki ang posibilidad na maupong Mayor ng Maynila si Erap. Mahirap itong pasubalian. kahit anong anggulo, talakayan, at matalinong argumento iboboto at iboboto pa rin si Erap ng nakararami sa siyudad ng Maynila. At alam ito ni Erap. Ang klasipikasyong sosyal na grupong C at D ay namamayagpag sa dami kumpara sa A at B. Ito ang magpapanalo kay Erap. Ito rin ang dahilan kung bakit hindi mawawala ang mga informal settlers sa Maynila at dahil dito kailan may ay hindi na uunlad pa ang Maynila mula sa pangkasalukuyan niyang estado. Ito rin ang panghahawakan ng mga boboto kay Erap ang sila ay isalba  sa kahirapan at mapasakanila ang lupa o espasyo na kinatitirikan ng bahay nila kahit sino pa man ang nagmamay-ari nito.

  • Cruxofthematter

    No matter what we say here, this guy is going to win. That shows how stupid we are. We never learn from our mistakes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

       Agree po ako sa inyo. Short term memory din po tayong mga Pinoy. Madali tayong makalimot at higit sa lahat napakabilis nating magpatawad. Kultura na natin itong kinagisnan.

    • jeetkaido

      Tama ang sabi nyo di natuto ang mga botanting pinoy. Tinitignan lang kung anong pinag-aralan o sikat lang ang kandidato. Di tinitignan kung anong magagawa ang isang kandidato pag nanalo. Pinag palit si Erap kay Gloria na. Sya(Erap) lang ang presisdenting nagtangal ng taxes ng mga OFW (sino ba nagbabayad ng utang ng pinas di ba mga OFW).  Siya lang ang dumorog sa mga kampo ng mga MILF. Di lang sya pinabayang tapusin ang term nyang pagiging  presidente. Masyadong mabilis humusga mga pinoy na di nag-iisip. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    If former Prez Estrada wins as mayor of Manila, then I guess it would be a sad day for original Manilenos. Illegal settlers from nearby towns and the rest of the metropolis will be flocking to Manila, to the open arms of Erap. Old and dilapidated jeepneys will proliferate giving Manilenos traffic nightmares and their children respiratory diseases. And I haven’t mentioned yet the rise of petty crimes in the streets and slums of the capital city.. Tsk

  • Mekeni Aso

    Kasalanan ng Filipino kung bakit naghihirap ang bansang Pilipinas

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H553XAZRN642DMET2YVCPKW4MU Tang Wu

      Give Philippines Back to China!

  • basyong

    ayan po kitang kita naman natin kung paano mandaya ang mga amoy lupang kandidato.merong mga flying voters ngayon meron tayong flying kandidato? dapat sa mga amoy lupang kandidato sa hukay na lang pupulutin para meron ng RIP.

  • oracle888

    How much did the Estrada’s propaganda machinery pay to those idiots to welcome him at the new home?

    Why did the Filipino people like to do the wrong thing instead of the right?

    Why do the people not boycott the election when the candidates are nothing new but old and corrupt politicians?

    Why did the Filipino people easily be misled by the crooked politician?

    Why are they so cheap and ignorant but still do not want to admit it?

    Why? Why? Why?

  • tarikan

    If & when Erap becomes mayor of Manila, Manilenos & Erap deserve each other. Welcome the carpetbaggers. Hanggang ngayon mga kabayan mga tangingot pa rin? 

  • oracle888

    If Joseph Estrada won the Mayoral election in the City of Manila, let Congress pass a bill to move the Capital of the country to Cebu City or Baguio so the Country will not be shameful and embarrassed by the new mayor in the eyes of the world.

  • daniboy2012

    Lahat tayo dito alam natin na   ginogoyo nya ang mga mangmang at ignorateng botante..pero eto ang tanong…me ginagawa ba tayong nakakaintinde at  ipaalam sa kanila na …niloloko lang sila..
    Sino satin na matatalino na ..pumunta sa mga iskwater at sabihin mahal natin sila at di nila kasalanan na mahirap sila…alam ni Estrada at ibang mga tusong politoko paanong mang gamit ng mga mahihirap at mangmang…pero di kami……magkakaalaman na.

  • oracle888

    Paint the “Erap Jeep” black and you will think that it is a funeral procession.

  • oracle888

    A convicted plunderer and a murder suspect for the mayor of Manila? Why? Are we in Mafia country?

    • Malik62

       Yes we are a Mafia country and the Godfather is BS Aquino x3.

  • oracle888

    It all starts with GMA when she ignored and downgraded herself from being a former “president” and run for the Representative of her Pampanga district.

    Now Joseph Estrada who had failed in returning to power when he run for president against President Aquino, is announcing he will be running as candidate for the mayor of Manila – from President -> Plunderer -> Mayor of Manila (?). -> Plunderer again?

    These clearly shows the character flaws of the two personalities. i.e., Where there is power and money, they lower their own standard and go for it. On second thought…..they do have no standard.

    What a shame!

  • pangitbudhiko

    erap, magretire ka na lang completely, or JUST FADE AWAY AND FADE AWAY FOR GOOD. the people of manila don’t like you period

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

       actually the people of manila like Erap since they are going to vote for him and this is the naked truth no matter how people here in the net present their educated, not so educated  or just plain absurd opinions. perhaps what will change the inevitable is a sudden change of heart which is very remote judging from his actions, carefully planned human intervention or FPJ like divine intervention. but as what we always see in our own unique political system whether we like it or not brains do not sways the voters but short terms empty stomachs are then we might see a lot of him till kingdom comes to him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H553XAZRN642DMET2YVCPKW4MU Tang Wu

    Manila is Chinese territory! Flip Monkeys out now!

  • billy31

    ang daming may galit kay Erap, pero mas marami ang may gusto sa kanya, kahit pang presidente pa. between erap, pnoy and gma, kanino kayo?

  • marlaw

    Sa Manila na naman magkakalat ng lagim si Erap. Manileno wag kayo magpapaloko kay Erap at kay That’s Entertainment Boy, Isko Moreno. Lalo lang nila ilulubog ang Manila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    What have Erap done as Mayor of San Juan, a Senator and President of the Philippines?  Nothing… jueteng fluorished and graft and corruption was at its height.  The Estradas-Ejercitos ruled San Juan as if they own it and the womanizing and drinking of Erap remained unabated.  People of Manila should realize that Erap is just using them as tools to stay in power.  He should remain retired in politics and just stay in his resthouse in Tanay.  That’s why the Philippines is not a fun place to stay because of politicians like the Estradas.  I cannot stomach things being done by politicians and other people masquerading as catholics and followers of Christ.  They have too many women, children out of wedlock and you see these scumbags entering the church as if they are without sins.  How could they go to church and pray when what they’re doing is against the law of God.  Pity the Filipino people for being ignorant and easy to influence by these politicians. Wala na talagang pagasa ang Pilipinas!

  • Jun_Lost_Zada

    ok, pag nanalo ka erap…. sabihin mo ulit,

    “Walang kaibi-kaibigan (Lucio Tan,Mark Jimenez,Atong Ang),
    walang kumpadre,
    at walang kamag-anak (JV, Jinggoy)…..

    at higit sa lahat…    “WAG NYO AKONG SUBUKAN!”

    • beerhunters

      NASUBUKAN NA S’YA, PURO KABULOKAN!! so, don’t even think of him as a material for the mayorship of manila!! He’s plain garbage.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Why are critics like the ones here afraid of Erap running in Manila and becoming Mayor?  There are lots of people like Erap in Congress and Senate.  Why single out Erap who’s loved by the masa?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FB6Q72WB5X4YUEEX5CKVVMR6KA just

        He is a bad example to our youth that is why. Would you like seeing more school drop outs, basagulero, tomador at mga bugoy sa kalye? This palaboy attitude is so common everywhere and is the very cause why our country is so uncompetitive. In other countries, their youth would do anything just to pass college entrace exams. A lot of our youth do not even have ambitions any farther than their noses. Too much social baggage weights down a nations development.

  • catmanjohn

    The Groucho Marx of Philippine politics is back… voters beware.

  • wawa2172

    So it maybe Dirty Harry and The Plunderer. I am not from Manila, but if we are to benchmark the candidates for the Metro Manila in 2013, I can only say my prayer is for manilenos and I am sure you are so frustrated as I am. Dirty Harry is untouchable, Cory absolved him from Mendiola Massacre and as Noy K his blunder at Luneta hostage crises is almost forgotten to become part of history. Manila has not improved as metropolis under Lim and Manila has nothing to show but dirt around it. Erap has plundered the nation coffers and was a convicted felon who did not really suffer from his wrong doings after given pardon by the little lady for political reason. The nation capital city has no choice but to cry that they have “damatan” as candidate for the city. Lim and Erap has nothing to give for Manila, what they just wanted is to hang on power for Lim and be back in power for Erap. Manila is almost a dead city and its lags its neighbors like Makati and Quezon City as country’s premier city. It all about leadership and the two has nothing to show.

  • imongredneck

    Manila, the Philippines’ premier city is going to have an ex con for their mayor. And the whole world will look down on you folks.

  • mariaanda

    All for show again from Erap. Show biz people think government is an acting stage!

  • tamakajan

    Brace yourself Manila, you will wait again for the next successor to save you if Erap will be your Mayor – and if another Estrada will be his replacement then unlucky you are.. Time will be wasted again.

    Get ready for more squatters, jueteng and a lot of broken promises. May God save Manila!

  • Andoy51

    Lolokohin na naman ni Erap ang mga tao. Ngayon mga taga-Maynila naman.

    Reality check: ano ba ang nagawa ni Estrada sa San Juan? Nagtayo ng political dynasty na dominado ng kanyang mga pamilya. Pero napaganda ba niya o napaunlad ang San Juan? Hindi.

    Sa Erap administration, lumaganap ang jueteng kaya tuloy nag-away away ang kanyang mga alipores. Nagwala si Singson dahil sa selos kay Atong Ang kaya kumanta, na nagtapos sa pagpapatalsik sa kanya.

    Akala kasi ni Erap pelikula ang pulitika. Puro salita, walang gawa. Puro slogan walang accomplishment.

    Halimbawa: “Huwag niyo akong subukan!” Pero nagpakasasa ang mga barkada niyang Tsinoy at kumpare niyang gambling lord Bong Pineda. Sa dami ng kanyang pamilya wala siyang choice kundi magdilihensiya para masunod ang layaw nila at high living.

    Kampeon daw ng masa. Yun pala ginagamit lang ang mga mahihirap at para maluklok sa pwesto. Walang ginawa kundi maglasing, magsugal at mambabae. 

    Panahon na para matigil ang katakawan ni Erap sa pwesto. Panahon na para manindigan ang masa sa walang tigil na paggamit sa kanila ng mga bulok na pulitiko.

    Sikat nga, wala naman nagawa. Puro dada walang gawa.

    Yan si Erap para sa mahihirap kuno. Puro porma (mamahalin, designers jacket ang suot). Magaling sa drama, pero puro na lang drama — walang resulta.

    Nagtayo ng bulok na political dynasty sa San Juan. Ngayon gusto sa Maynila naman.

    Kung si Erap ang mayor, sisikat ang Manila bilang jueteng capital of the Philippines.

    • chingnarciso

      pulutin sa kangkungan,yan ang sinabi nya noon sa national television noong presedente pa siya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XFJDY5LCTTGI3V34DIXRKFQGJI Felipe

    Lim and Erap are both trapos. Wala na bang iba? Isko too is now a trapo.

    God bless Manila!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6NOMVLC5HDV6PZCEUSYH26O4JI yaptangcom

      Isko Morena is just salivating at the specter of taking the reins of power once the two elderly statesman, and I use the word loosely, kick the bucket. With youth still on his side, Moreno is just bidding his time, knowing quite well that it won’t be long before he calls the shots as mayor.

  • beerhunters

    Guiseppi Stradi di Bigotti, il capo di tutti capi, ask Pamfi Lacsini!

  • Andoy51

    It’s really more fun in the Philippines. A convicted plunderer and ex-president wants to be mayor of the capital city.

    Already a dying city, Manila may find its eventual demise under a has-been matinee idol. 

    His special qualifications for the job as mayor — apart from being the first president to be impeached, vice president, senator and San Juan mayor:

    Gambler.

    Womanizer.

    Drunkard.

  • Wackawackawacka

    This is absolutely pathetic.
    An overthrown President wants to be Mayor again.
    Only reason I can think of is to there are some cronies that want an ally in the Mayoral seat.  He’s definitely not doing it for the good of the people.
    Give me a break.  

  • dodong1

    NAKAKASUKA TALAGA ANG POLITIKA SA ATING BANSA..SA AMERIKA ONCE NA CONVICTED KA HINDI KA NA PUEDENG TUMAKBO PA SA ANUMANG POSISYON SA POLITKA…DAMI KASING MGA BOBOTANTE AT HINDI MATUTO ANG TAO…BASTA MABAYARAN LANG NG PERA OKAY NA SA KANILA..

  • jaydeetee1

    gusto ni Erap ikalat yung mga anak nya na maging mayor din ng iba’t ibang city sa metro manila para hindi sila nag-aaway sa san juan ! susunod  nyan pag nanalo sya Manila doon naman sya tatakbo sa Quezon city !

  • Mister_Expose

    This is the reason why the philippines will forever remain a 3rd world country and our economy will be the last in Asia. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6NOMVLC5HDV6PZCEUSYH26O4JI yaptangcom

    Ho-hum. To glorify a former president who was toppled by a popular uprising (EDSA 2) and convicted in a plunder case simply defies logic. Equally discombobulating is the the circus that heralded Erap’s residential transfer to Manila; it is, quite frankly, not worth the paper it is printed on. Let’s call a spade a spade. We are a people with notoriously short memories. Erap’s resurgent popularity is a testament to this unfortunate malaise and malady.

  • http://twitter.com/MarkMen2000 MarkMen2000

    WALA NA BANG IBA?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

      Marami po kaso ayaw kumandidato pag si Erap kalaban.

  • mangtom

    If Estrada becomes Manila mayor (which is a high probability) the Manilenos will prove to the world that they are bo(bo)tante.

    He screwed the Filipinos when he was in office, be it mayor of San Juan, or Philippine president. Again, let me share with you my favorite analogy: If a rat bites a person, it is not the rat’s fault. 

    What else will Estrada victory prove? Manilenos are masochists. 

    When the election dust has subsided in Manila, the Philippines will then be known as 

    R(I)P instead of RP.

    Manilenos, you are digging your own grave and not knowing it. Thank God I am not a Manileno.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/72IYGZJUT4MQDBP3VOKVFHVEQY Eduardo

    The mayoralty post is being contested by two “lolos”?  Ayayay!  Sana yung totoong jeep ang minaneho ni Erap papuntang Manila kanina.

  • aSwedishguy

    All it needs are some vote buying peso bills and some hungry people,,a la “barangay voting”

    I guess it is well invested money to access the state gold coffin

  • JK1000

    PINOY NGA NAMAN !   Pagkatapos nagtatanong bakit mahirap ang ating Bansa. Ito ay dahil na rin sa mga taong bumoboto sa mga katulad ni ERAP.  Kahit na alam niyo na magnanakaw ang isang politiko, pilit na binoboto sa kapalit sa isang grocery bag o kaya sa tamis ng mga bigkas ng salita.

  • Beguine

    Is a kicked out ex-President convicted for plunder now 
    eligible to run as Manila mayor? This is confounding, ridiculous
    and so on and so forth.

    Manilenos, not Erap, will be tested this time.

    Will Manilenos vote for this kind of man who’s already been dicarded
    nationwide?

    This is like Gloria Arroyo all over again, being so thick-faced
    to run as Congresswoman only as self-protection and continued
    presence in politics, which didn’t work out in the end and now
    she’s highly likely going to spend the rest of her life in prison.

    Re-open the Erap plunder case. Erap fully deserves to be
    back in prison, and not back in any government official post, no, not
    at all.  

    Furthermore, don’t vote for any member of Erap’s family
    for any elective post!  Forming political dynasties like this
    is horrible, and that’s why the country cannot make any
    progress!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Well, Erap ran for President again and almost won placing second to Pnoy.  Why can he not run for Mayor?

      • SoulEdge

        Maybe because  it’s unethical. Erap can do something by using his “ASSETS” to create livelihoods, multi purpose cooperative or anything for the welfare of every citizen privately. I dont want to say it but it looks like he is branching out so that all of his children can have addititional place to Rule. Family business anyone? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

    Situation likes this makes me even crave more for an affordable if not free education in our country. Why we cant be thinking voters rather than a idolizing and sympathizing voters? I remember my father always saying it’s always harder to persuade an educated voter compared to hungry voter and as long as the poor outnumbers the combined population of the critical middle class and the few rich class then politics of yesteryear will always be the sinkhole of the Philippines and we are only to blame.

  • JK1000

    PILIPINAS KONG MAHAL, Ikaw ay mananatiling mahirap dahil sa mga taong katulad ni ERAP.

  • mangtom

    It is a foregone conclusion that Estrada will be the next mayor of Manila. 

    Then Manilenos will be known as 

    TANGA-Maynila instead of TAGA-Maynila

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Did you mean that the San Juan residents are also Tanga-San Juan for electing Erap many times?  Did you mean that millions of Filipinos are Tanga-Pilipinas for electing Erap as Senator, Vice President and President?

      • KpTUL

         Yes Tanga-Martin ! That is what he actually meant.

  • http://twitter.com/ReadDrea Drea

    Why isn’t anyone arresting this poor excuse of a man? Isn’t running for office a direct violation of the conditions of his pardon? Articles 95 and 113 of the RPC, to be exact.

    Come on, Erap. How stupid do you think we are?

    • oracle888

      I believe he cannot run unless the COMELEC qualified him. But you know….basta may pera at malakas ka, you can do almost everything in the country.

      • http://twitter.com/ReadDrea Drea

        It’s stated in his pardon that: 
         “Whereas Joseph Ejercito Estrada has publicly committed to no longer seek any elective position or office.”

        But then the act of pardoning itself restores his civil and political rights, eh di kasama na dun yung running for office?

        Ugh. Loopholes.

  • KpTUL

     The Philippines deserves a does of its medicine. Good Luck to this country that is is so depleted of good people who can hold public office. We never learn.

  • mangtom

    Martin said:Did you mean that the San Juan residents are also Tanga-San Juan for electing Erap many times?  Did you mean that millions of Filipinos are Tanga-Pilipinas for electing Erap as Senator, Vice President and President?

    Answers:

    1. Read KpTUL’s response:Yes Tanga-Martin ! That is what he actually meant.

    2. The residents of San Juan are tanga many times around for electing him many times. Yes, also to the rest of your questions.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6NOMVLC5HDV6PZCEUSYH26O4JI yaptangcom

    Let’s face it, Isko Morena is just salivating at the specter of taking the reins of power once the two elderly statesman, and I use the word loosely, kick the bucket. With youth still on his side, Moreno is just bidding his sweet time, knowing quite well that it won’t be long before he calls the shots as mayor.

    • SoulEdge

      @yahoo-6NOMVLC5HDV6PZCEUSYH26O4JI:disqus I’m not sure with that. Isko Moreno should be aware that if Erap win, he has many children lining up  to “inherit” his post…tsk tsk tsk.

  • Pining_Garcia

    Kapag nanalo si Erap ng Mayor sa Manila Philippines again will be a big hit in the news all over the world. pagpyestahan na na naman tayo ng buong mundo sa pagiging mga tanga ng Filipino. Sana nga ilipat na lang capital sa Quezon City o kaya Cebu or Davao….Mga taga Manila gumising kayo! at maawa naman kayo sa kapwa nyo Filipino.

  • mangtom

    DREA saidWhy isn’t anyone arresting this poor excuse of a man? Isn’t running for office a direct violation of the conditions of his pardon? Articles 95 and 113 of the RPC, to be exact.Come on, Erap. How stupid do you think we are?

    Answer: The Commission on Elections is the guilty party here. If one of the conditions of Estrada’s pardon being barred for running for office, then it is the duty of the Comelec to not certify his candidacy. We are, therefore, not stupid. It is the Comelec that is stupid and ignorant of their duties.
    And if he is, indeed, ineligible to run for office based on that condition, why then don’t learned Manilans troop to the Comelec and stop this none sense that this manipulator is trying to pull on the residents of Manila?  Di ba maraming professors of law sa Maynila? Professors, wake up. This jerk in sheep’s clothing is about to pull the biggest scam on you, Manilenos.

    • http://twitter.com/ReadDrea Drea

      By stupid I meant that we’d just let him. :)

      I’m expecting a prominent person to react. Make a statement. Question his declaration. Create noise and draw a crowd. Bakit parang wala? Is it just us here in the comment section? Disheartening, really.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      Stop barking because Erap already ran as President again and almost won.  The same attacks on him when he ran for President.  This time, it’s no different.

    • tonybee

      AGREE!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

    What character traits does a person who is a genuine “mangungurakot at magnanankaw”  like Estrada have to run for the coveted post of mayor of Manila? I can think of two: “Walang hiya at makapal ang mukha”  Sometimes in my non-lucid moments I wonder how far in life I could have gone “kung natutuhan ko rin na  maging  walang hiya at makapakal ang mukha tulad ni Estrada  at ibang mga politico diyan sa Pinas.” What has a  virtuous life  done to me? It has reduced me to a no-name wannabe making too much ado about a celebrity plunderer and  harem keeper. However, much as I secretly  admire  Estrada’s “kawalanghiyaan at kapakalan ng mukha,” I would not, even for a moment , trade my life with his. Smile if this comment strikes a sympathetic chord. LOL.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      So you’re saying most if not all politicians are like Erap?  Tell me a few politicians who are clean.  The late Cory?  She might be but she condoned her corrupt brother.  Pnoy?  What about his mean…Bucor Chief Pangilinan and many others?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

         Martin- hindi po ata binangit ni Will ang salitang most if not all politicians. Ang binanggit po niya ibang politico which meeans other politicians. Wala pong gneralization na nabanggit.

        Regarding a clean poltician Former Vice President Arturo Tolentino immediately came to my mind. Marumi ba siya?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

        Rosaly, thanks for the clarification. It is safe to speculate that most veteran politicians cannot pass the unexplained or ill-gotten-wealth test. Specifically it is also safe to say that most veteran politicians in Congress have, during their long careers, engaged in sweetheart deals bordering on graft and corruption  to amass a fortune. Rosalie, I believe that you or someone else have written a similar opinion elsewhere. Your list is probably as long as mine. 

  • mangtom

    Drea: Very disheartening, indeed.

    Willy Rey: Very interesting comment.

  • w4d

    Fool me once, shame on you, Erap. Fool me twice, shame on you, Manila…let’s see how smart Manila voters are.

    Who is a bigger joke Erap or the voters of Manila? LOL…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002825152178 Rosaly Sia

       I think you will be disappointed. Once election is cleared and Erap is the Mayor of Manila then you can have your conclusion. This is true Manila will vote for Erap as Mayor since there’s a lot of empty stocmach in the city than thinking voters like you and the rest of the people here. It’s a fact no matter how we argue.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      If Erap could clean up San Juan and make it as what it is today, why not Manila?

      • reddfrog

         Out of 100 million Filipinos, we have to depend on a plunderer to clean up Manila. Are we that desperate?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FB6Q72WB5X4YUEEX5CKVVMR6KA just

    NOT AGAIN! Better candidates please.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WKULLE6N6KVLY72ZQW4QC5A4QE J

    This must be “Groundhog Day”!

  • WAJ

    This is not right. He can not run for any political position nor take any government office position(s), because he was impeached and convicted and sentenced. Therefore, he is a felon and any felon can not run for an elective office. People of the Philippines read and study your constitution…What’ wrong with your government?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

      After Erap was pardoned, he got back his rights including political rights.  So, he can run for public office anytime.  What about Rep. Crisologo who was convicted and jailed for many years and still a Congressman now?  What about Jalosjos?  What about Ecleo who’s still wanted by the authorities?

      • WAJ

        So, if that is the system wala na talagang hahantungan ang bansang Pilipinas. Puro corruption na lang ang mananatili kahit pa sino ang maging Presidente.

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        Martin wrote, in response to WAJ:
        After Erap was pardoned, he got back his rights including political rights.  So, he can run for public office anytime.  What about Rep. Crisologo who was convicted and jailed for many years and still a Congressman now?  What about Jalosjos?  What about Ecleo who’s still wanted by the authorities? Link to comment

    • hustlergalore

      Sino ba ang nagbigay ng pardon kay ERAP? e di ba si GLORING!

      LOL

      wag na tayo magtaka!

  • tonybee

    GALL is if he pushes through. TRAGIC is if people allow him to. WHY can’t he just sit in his rocking chair and enjoy his loot? WHY should people continue to endure him?

  • http://twitter.com/Perdition2012 Rey Gan

    He’s got more than a dozen SUVs, and yet one jeepney to take some gullible people for a ride……

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FPGLAYFLIRUSI2NAEG3Q5E6PGU R

      Yep, he has taken Pinoys for a ride once…he’s doing it again and some people don’t ever learn.

  • hustlergalore

    Good luck manilenos, heto na ang inyong mandarambong!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NNAJQQUKFAB4DITXYZPSG26FYA Martin

    To Erap’s critics, let me share with you the main reason or one of the reasons Erap is running for Mayor of Manila.  Erap with his age and stature having been elected many times as San Juan Mayor, Senator, Vice President, President has nothing more to prove.  He just wants to challenge Lim due to the latter’s betrayal and being ingrate.  It would be a very tough battle between the two since both have strong supporters in Manila.  Furthermore, both are very close to INC which can spell the difference on a very tight contest.  INC’s votes although not a guarantee would help the one it endorses.  Erap could have gotten INC’s promise; hence, he’s determined to challenge Lim.  An incumbent Mayor has the advantage with all the city’s resources.

    • hustlergalore

      kala ko ba, mapagpatawad si erap. yun pala maghihiganti lang. LOL

  • hustlergalore

    Did you know that when viewed from above, the city hall of Manila is shaped like a coffin?

    LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501786103 Will Rey

    I’ve read some pretty witty comments from some witty people about Estrada’s candidacy for  mayor  of  Manila.  My favorites are changing “taga-Maynila to tanga-Maynila” and “RP to RIP”  or some such swipe. Let’s not be too judgmentally harsh on the Manilenos, the poor and the political groupies and opportunists alike,  who look up to Estrada as a messiah.  When I was one and twenty, I heard a teacher say, “When a person is thirsty, he will drink from a mudhole.”  It took me all these years to realize how true, how true.   

  • Ulipur

    Sabi ni Maceda

    Ang labanan: palakasan sa mga squatters. Mas marami raw squatters sa balwarte ni Lim, sabi ni Maceda. Pero ayos na raw ang strategy kung papaano ma-overcome ang situation na ito.

    Pagkakataon na naman na pansamantalang magka- pera ang mga squaltters.

    Para lamang in the end sila ang mapagsamanatalah ng kung sinuman mananalo.

    Pugad pa rin ng mga squatters ang Manila kahit sino pa ang Mayor.

    SABO0NG NA !

    Dirty Harry vs Asiong Salonga.

  • plat2012

    Nice! ginawang jeep ang Ford E150…hehehe!

  • reddfrog

    woohooo! A plunderer can go around and get elected as Manila Mayor! And we wonder why nobody is giving us any respect?

  • Mister_Expose

    More fun in the Philippines.  Ang dami kasing retarded, isipin nyo ang daming nating elected officials na ex-convict at mga rebelde.  Kung hindi ex-convict, jaun tamad naman.  Talagang ang saya saya. Lol

  • Angry Nanay

    fake ang jeep fake ang motive

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LZAUL6VVWMAYDL2GRXAF7LYLKU JOSELUIS

    How could a convicted criminal run for publicoffice?  this is very clear in our constitution . I know he was pardoned but …. You cannot be PARDONED if you were not CONVICTED. simple logic….Only in the PI

  • padual

    Former President Erap Estrada is a convicted plunderer. How can the people of the City of Manila  expect a good public governance from him? He did nothing for the poor.

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