Estrada mulls patching up with Lim

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Mayor Alfredo Lim and Joseph Estrada. FILE PHOTO

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — After forgiving Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim three times, former President Joseph Estrada admitted on Sunday that he was still considering if he could still patch things up with his rival.

In an interview with reporters, he said that he never thought he would ever be in the receiving end of Lim’s tirades.

When asked about their heated exchange on national television, Estrada claimed he was “a forgiving man. I have forgiven him (Lim) three times before.”

But whether he was willing to forgive the Manila official a fourth time, Estrada said he was still thinking about it.

He however said that he still respects the mayor but pointed out that Lim will have to answer questions on why Manila has been overtaken by many other cities under his watch.

When asked for his take on the debate that has turned personal between the two politicians, San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada said that it was harder for him to come to terms with what Lim has said.

“Sobrang bastos niya at kapag tatay mo ang binabastos, iba ang pakiramdam (He’s so rude and if your father is being maligned, you feel different),” he said.

Estrada and Lim are both in the Manila mayoral race.

UNA campaign manager and Navotas Representative Tobias “Toby” Tiangco said that Lim’s abandoning of Estrada and releasing of the former President’s mug shot back during Edsa 2 has earned him the people’s anger and did more good to Estrada.

Estrada said that Edsa 2 was a “shame” which was why “it is not being celebrated.”

“What happened to our country after Edsa 2? Pinagsisisihan ang Edsa 2 (People are sorry that Edsa 2 took place),” he said.

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  • Komen To

    I hope to hear more attacks from both ides. Its much more fun in Manila

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Being mapagpatawad is a valued trait in our culture. But in the case of many slum areas in Manila, they would rather see their onscreen superhero Asiong and real-life dirty chinky Harry slug it out. There’s no machismo in forgiveness. There’s no adrenalin rush in forgiveness. There’s a reason why MMA is now the fastest rising sports entertainment today. At least that what many in Tondo have made clear during a recent district survey. Carry on with the rumble please.

  • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

    “People are sorry that Edsa 2 took place”

    A statement that is very true for the majority (masses) but ridiculous to the elite and a few cynical netizens.

  • 12JEM

    EDSA 2 was justified…on the grounds that Estrada was really a very BAD EECUTIVE.
    But after EDSA 2 the people was betrayed by an equally bad president in the person of Gloria Arroyo.

    Estrada was convicted of plunder..only pardoned by GA.

    GA may yet be convicted of plunder….also.

  • BatangSingapore

    mukhang nag su-survey ang PDI.

    uulitin ko TALO yan si Intsik Beho. NO to LIM no to Intsik bugok.

    • siJuanDalandan

      You can make your point and criticize the guy without resorting to name calling.

    • Ping Gonzales

      Batang singapore ikumpara mo naman ang record nilang dalawa sa tingin mo sinong malinis ang decorated police officer, abogado at walang bahid ang pagkatao kay Erap ikaw na lang ang maghusga kung sino ito

      • BatangSingapore

        malinis hahahhahaha eh bakit ang baho baho ay ang pangit ng maynila?

        eh yun San Juan ang ganda, kaya sigurado pagagandahin ni Erap ang Maynila.

  • mikerocky

    The brazen fact remains that ERAP was a convicted plunderer. He himself admitted this otherwise he cannot be pardoned. Why on earth must electorates trust a convicted plunderer to lead its city. He continuously insults the intelligence of Filipinos by denying his conviction and trying to appear as the victim, and charming Manilenos with his actor looks and bravado. Wake up Mr. President, is all this stress worth it? You can fool some of us sometimes, but most definitely not all the time.

  • disqus_hCPmXsvRZc

    Si Lim kung umasta parang taong lansangan. Hindi marunong rumespeto, parang sangano. Hindi ito nararapat humawak ng puwesto sa gobyerno. Kahit na convicted plunderer si Erap, mas tao ito kung ikukumpara kay Lim. At batid ng lahat na moro-moro ang paglilits sa kanya ng sandigan bayan. Sa estado ng Maynila ngayon, nagkalat ang snacher, holdapper, kidnapper etc. walang magandang ipinagbago ang maynila. Ilang taon na bang mayor si Lim? Lalong bumabaho ang lungsod ng maynila. Utang na loob Lim, magpahinga ka na sa pagiging mayor at wala ka namang nagawa sa Maynila kung hindi lalong itong paguluhin.
    Ano ba ang naitulong mo sa Luneta hostage crisis?

    • nes911

      Si erap ang nagumpisa ng gaguhan.,palibhasa talagang nature na ni erap ang pagiging butangero. Mahirap talagang makipagtalo sa isang taong laging lasing. Iba iba ang sinsabi. Anyway, hindi naman mananalo si erap dahil ang mga manilenyo ay marumong kumilatis ng kandidato. Ayaw nila sa isang convicted na plunderer ng kaban ng bayan.

  • http://www.facebook.com/roy.amores.14 Roy Amores

    Hinde pinagsisihan ang EDSA 2. Ang pinagsisihan ay ang Pag palit ni GMA.

  • nes911

    Dapat hindi bumaba ng level si mayor lim sa level ni estrada. Si lim ay decorated police officer, si erap ay isang convicted plunderer. Si lim maraming naipatayong ospital at eskwelahan sa maynila. Si erap wala kahit na sya ay naging oresidente ng bansa. Kay lim, libre lahat edukasyon, ospital at gamot. Kay erap kahit sa san juan, di nya nagawa ang mga ito.

    • mynnyx

      kabit at anak sa labas marami……..

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Convicted Plunderer at maraming kabit just kill yourself…

  • walaKA

    Estrada still insists that he was just a victim of political persecution..That he is not a plunderer..When he accepted the pardon from GMA, it was a clear admission of guilt..

  • jpastor

    I feel sorry for this guy who have eyes open but couldn’t what is right from wrong.
    I feel sorry for our country for having this man as part of our politics.
    Balang araw ipatatayo siya ng monumento bilang Kubrador ng Huweteng.

  • vince_bugaboo

    Corny! ‘Kakasuka ang palabas ng mga anay na ito, both sides!
    Magbarilan kayo at sasaya ang bayan!

  • Gordo Viejo

    If these two badasses are serious about running peaceful campaigns, all the better for everyone. Less people caught in the crossfire.

  • http://www.facebook.com/erick.labandia Erick Labandia

    22O NAMAN TALAGA ANG LAHAT TAO NAG SISI YONG EDSA 2 TAPOS SI GLORIA ANG PUMALIT ANIONG NAGYAYARI SI GLORIA PALA ANG HELLO GARCI OY MGA KABABAYAN GUMISING NA KAYO WALA SANANG PROBLEMA KONG SI IDOL ERAP ANG PRESIDENTE NG PILIPINAS SASAYA PANG MGA MAHIHIRAP….

  • doublecross

    abay kung ganyan naman ang kausap mo in public bkt di ka lumaban. hurray to dirty harry, mabuhay ka!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    This guy should be behind bars and be forgotten. Instead we have to see him everyday in the news acting as if he is the holiest man in the world.

  • rinom

    NO TO CONVICTED PLUNDERER, he will just bring the city to more corruption

  • virgoyap

    Edsa 2 was not a shame Erap was convicted of plunder only that he was succeeded by another plunderer president.

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ Jose Paman

    STOP “Political Dynasty” Isang probinsya pag-aari ng buong familya……..

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