Estrada: I was wrongly accused of plunder

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Former President Joseph Estrada.. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Crowd-drawer former President Joseph Estrada had a clear message to his supporters at the United Nationalist Alliance rally at the Baguio Convention Center on Sunday–that he was wrongly accused of plunder for which he spent more than six years in prison.

A video presentation showing the late President Corazon Aquino apologizing to Estrada for Edsa II was played twice before he spoke to the audience.

“Ako ay walang kasalanan. Hindi po ako nagnakaw ni isang kusing,” he told the audience which roared back in agreement.

“I have forgiven all of them. Some of them there are still asking for my forgiveness. I just told them, just don’t do it again,” he said in Filipino.

He continued to recount the events leading to his ouster, recalling that he was asked to step down from office twice–offers which he turned down, Estrada claimed.

“Even if you imprison me, I will not step down. So they imprisoned me,” he said in jest.

The UNA leader maintained that he did not regret spending six years and six months in jail, saying that his experience was similar to the likes of the late senator Ninoy Aquino, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi.

“We are ex-convicts. We are men of conviction,” he told his supporters.

He endorsed six of UNA’s candidates Senator Gregorio Honasan, Zambales Representative Milagros Magsaysay, Nancy Binay, his son San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada and former senators Ernesto Maceda and Juan Miguel Zubiri.

UNA also launched on the same day its sign language support for the deaf community during its sorties.

A sign language interpreter was seen working at the sidelines of the rally for the hearing-impaired individuals.

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  • tarikan

    Tama na nga matandang hukluban ka! Of course you were wrongly accused of plundering P70M alloted for the Virginia tobacco farmers because the more than P3 BILLION of Jose Velarde’s was not included. Six years in jail eh dun ka laang sa Veterans and later sa farm resort mo sa Tanay pa-party-party laang. Bumabaha daw ang blue label, erpa.

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

    Please…..

  • boy_kurimaw

    Ay naku erap, tumigil kana nga! di mo maloloko mga tao bugok… dumarami lang mga tao sa campaign sortie ninyo dahil pinagmamasdan nila mga hitsura ng mga mangungurakot HAHAHA

  • yonoh

    di daw nagnakaw saan galing pera yong bahay ni laarnie………….na mala palasyo………..

    • http://on.fb.me/16z14Nv Angel Divera

      Binigay nga mga Intsik na tax evaders…. :D

  • w33k3nd3r

    Excuse me. Ano ka sineswerte?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000310958970 Ricky Espino Junas

      HINDI YAN SINESWERTE DAHIL DIRETSO YAN SA IMPYERNO

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4Q5EHNRA6LXAHGXPSMAXBGJ4ME isidro

    Ganon? Talaga? Really?
    Ginamit mo pa si Pres. Cory para paawa effect.

    What happened to SSS controversy? Muntik nang bumagsak ang SSS dahil sa wrong investment. Natatandaan mo pa ba si Yasay, sabi mo sana tamaan sana ng kidlat. Insiders trading. Tinawag mo pang “corporate genius si “Itunulak ng Langit.”

    Yong jueteng money asan? Ayaw lang pakiaalaman ng ibang prosecutors kasi nalagyan sila. Saang banko mo dineposit, biglang nag resign ang Vice President tapos mong withdrawhin?

    Pinakawalan ka lang ni GMA para tumakbo ka uli para pambasag sa votes ni Noynoy at Villar, kasi mahina noon ang manok nia si Gibo. Strategy yan nila GMA at LAKAS mangurakot? Pambasag ang buto mo. Pero hinde dahil sa malinis ka. Inisahan ka ni GMA.

    Mabuti na lang ang malakas talaga si Noynoy, kung hinde ikaw na naman ang presidente. Marunong at maawain talaga ang Dios.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

      OO na ayan 60 billion lang naman ang pork barrel ni PNOY kada taon. Kupitin mo na ang 20 billion a year aba! swerte ka ! Saan dinadala ni PNOY ang 60 billion? nOo

      • 33Sambuang2

        pakialam mo. e karapatan nya yan. inggit ka lang kasi kahit isang kusing siguro wala ka. nabigyan ka ba ng nanay mo para panginternet?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

      KAYA PALA MUNTIOK NG MAGING PRESIDENTE KUNG DI LANG NAMATAY SI CORY.

  • wakats

    President Cory had nothing to do with erap’s plunder – it was all gma’s. Cory apologized for joining Edsa 2 that led to erap’s ouster in 2001. Erap was convicted of plunder in 2007 by the sandiganbayan.

    Erap can’t say he was wrongly convicted of plunder because he didn’t appeal the decision – meaning he consented to the judgement….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

      Laging nakikiusap si Erap na paharapin sya sa paglilitis pero di pinayagan. Noon namang for the first time na he was allowed na humarap nagwalk out naman ang mga senador. May script nga . Di pinaharap si.Erap dahil mababago ang script .

      • wakats

        Akala ko ang issue ay plunder case at hindi impeachment……

    • Jane Tan

      Ok… then I shoudn’t vote for ERAP because he’s stupid enough to be used and not because he’s a plunderer.

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

    Estrada: I was wrongly accused of plunder.

    The People: No, you were wrongly pardoned.

    • Jane Tan

      Nice.

  • http://www.businessinsider.com/the-art-of-war-sun-tzu-2011-5?op=1 SunTzu

    “Ako ay walang kasalanan. Hindi po ako nagnakaw ni isang kusing,”

    How can someone tell an outright lie like that and still sleep at night???

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      That script was rehearsed for six long years.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000310958970 Ricky Espino Junas

      KAPAL TALAGA NO …..HINDI NATUTULOG ANG DYOS ME ARAW KA RIN ITERNAL FLAME SA IMPYERNO DESTINASYON MO

  • lemon88

    TANDAAN MO ERAP KAHIT MAYOR LANG DI KANA MANANALO. BISTADO KANA

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W6OYQAQ3YNWGE4SIRA4IIQ4Y3Y joshua

      SIGURADO TALO ANG IDOL MO SI LIM

      • lemon88

        SORRY KAHIT SINO WALA AKONG INA-IDOL. AT LALONG HINDI AKO SUMASANIB SA KANINO MANG PARTIDO. KUNG SINO ANG GUMAGAWA NG TAMA PARA SA BAYAN AY PINUPURI. AT KINO-CONDEMN KO PAG GUMAGAWA NG HINDI TAMA PARA SA BAYAN. MAIGI KUNG MATATALO RIN LIM.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

      sa sunod na election baka tatakbo yang erap na yan ng barangay captain :)

      • lemon88

        IN THAT CASE GEORGE LAPULAPU DAPAT NA SYANG KAAWAAN DI PARA IBOTO KUNDI DAHIL SA KANYANG PAGIISIP.

  • rolandtr

    You cant fool the Filipino people all the time! I sincerely think Lim is an ongoing disaster in Manila. But should he be replaced by you, it will be a graver disaster for Manila. Pera lang ang habol nyo lahat! SB tells this story of Erap wanting to run for mayor of QC to which SB rebuff him “I will run against you if ever you will run for Mayor of QC.” Money money money…the LGUs of Metro Manila need serious reformation..VERY CORRUPT!

  • mapicchu

    walang mabisang gamot para sa isang ubod ng sinungaling at magnanakaw! forever na ang sakit na yan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Totoo na nagsorry si Mrs. Aquino at yung pari ewan kung cardinal ba yon, dabi ni Cory, eto exact words ni Mrs. Aquino, patawarin mo na ako lahat naman tayo nagkakamali. Yung pari ang sinabi , Please forgive the Catholic church . Yun ang sabi. Saan ka nakakita ng nililitis e hindi pinahaharap? Ngawa ng ngawa si Chavit pero di maipagtanggol ni Erap ang sarili nya. Nangyari yan kay Corona. Nilitis pero di pinaharap. Ayaw paharapin kasi mababago script. Scripted ang lahat yan ay zarzuela! Buti si Cory at least nagsorry.

  • basang sisiw

    this old guy is just been lucky to have been pardoned by no less than the then president. ngayon pumuputak na naman at nagmamalinis pa. hoy matanda, kahit kailan man di pedeng maihambing sa mga taong binanggit mo! hindi sila kinulong dahil sa proven plunder case.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      Birds of the same feather kasi sila kaya kapwa magnanakaw okay lang!

  • bugoybanggers

    Everybody can deny wrong doings, even you realy doing it. We are the country of LAWYER or LIER. If the majority of the people believe you then it’s okay you are save. Who care they said, who ever sit as a President, you can find corruption. So what? We are Filipinos fun on dreaming. Forever dreaming.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    Poor guy he didn’t get it….nag sorry si cory hindi dahil wala kang kasalanan kundi dahil sa hindi nakaya ni cory na magbulag bulagan sa pinaggagagawa mo….cory really means ” i treat u as a friend but sorry I did it for the country”…..nahatulan ka na nga ng SC wala ka pang kasalanan? ewan…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000310958970 Ricky Espino Junas

      PLEASE NAMAN PO MATUTU NA TAYO SA NAKARAAN ……NAGNAKAW PO SYA AT NAHATULAN NG SC TAPOS NGAYON GUSTO PARING MAKABALIK KULANG PABA NA NAKAW NITONG TAO NA ITO ……KAPAL NG MUKHA

      • patawad

        Nabawasan kasi matagal ng di nakakupit. Pag naluklok yan, asahan natin ang sasabihin niya ‘lin–tek lang ang walang ganti”, at parang nakakawala sa kural. Last hurrah na niya sa pagnanakaw. Wag na rin po nating iboto ang anak….dahil ang bunga di malayo sa puno kung malaglag.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Si Chavit ayun nahulihan ng drugs yung anak sa ibang bansa, Lahat ng may kinalaman sa pagpapatalsik kay Erap puro na KARMA. DI LANG YAN SILA NGAYON ANG MAGKAKALABANG MORTAL. Lumuha si Chavit noong nakulong ang anak sa ibang bansa.Si Cory minalas din, si Arroyo minalas din pero at least binigyan ni GMA ng pardon si Erap.

  • tonyoks

    galit ang isang magnanakaw sa kapwa niya magnanakaw.
    noong makita ng mga arroyo kung gaano kalaki ang mga nakulimbat mo,
    kailangan ngang ipakulong ka…weder u like it or not….

    di mo naman kasi ginamit ang diskarte mo sa onsehan kaya nalamangan ka ng mas buwaya pa sa iyo….

    wag ka nang paawa awa fx pa….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NXV3F6YUQWDOA4HPYOFN5F2N3U Danyel

    Sungay na lang ang kulang…..magsama kau ni Lim……

  • http://twitter.com/JaimeOdeVera Jaime O. de Vera

    Look who’s talking. Erap isali mo na rin sa death penalty ang:1) adultery,2) manipulation of stocks trading using GSIS/SSS funds which nearly collapsed because of you, jueting lord, conviction due to plunder. In short, “you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth.” Nakakahiya ka !!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Sobra daw yaman ni Erap. Gaano kayaman si FPJ e halos pangalawa si.Erap sa kasikatan ni FPJ noon. Bago pumasok sa pulitika si Erap ay milyonaryo na. Tingnan nyo nga bahay ni FPJ at ni Grace Llamanzares. Di bat pang rich and famous!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3AXROSN6LN5YP66EONOKGSSYFY Ngiping Dilaw

    Nakarma ang mga magkakasabwat na patalsikin si Erap. ANG DIOS AY DI NALOLOKO!

  • est

    Talagang nakapang gigil ka Estrada ggerrrrrr pinakahayop ka maawa ka sa pliipinas para how I wish you will rot

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    No stupid Plunderer will ever admit they committed the crime.
    Who knows, you can still fool all the people.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    “Ako ay walang kasalanan. Hindi po ako nagnakaw ni isang kusing,”

    Pero ilang milyon ang ninakaw,only the Good Lord knows.
    Erap,Good Lord knows HUDAS not steal.

  • BatangSingapore

    totoo naman talaga humingi ng tawad si cory kay erap ng patalsikin sya, dahil hindi makuha ni cory si ate glo para protektahan ang hacienda luicita at iba pa personal niyang hiling kay ate glo. hahahhahaha mabuti at lumabas din ang tunay na ugali ng mga cojuangco at aquino.

    sobrang bobo na talaga ng mga botante kapag nanalo pa yan si BUM at Tingting.

    • lemon88

      KAYA HUMINGI NG TAWAD C GINANG CORY AY DAHIL NAGAMIT ANG EDSA PARA SUPORTAHAN C GMA NA MAS MASAHOL PAKAY ERAP. YUN LANG

  • kokak

    Hindi ko matanggap na ikinumpara ni Erap ang sarili nya kina Ninoy, Nelson Mandela at Aung San Suu Kyi. Ang mga taong ito ay nakulong dahil sa PRINSIPYO, samantalang si Erap ay nakulong dahil sa PERA. Ang mga taong iyon ay walang takot na nakibaka laban sa nakaupong gobyerno, habang si Erap ay huling huling nandambong ng PERA habang nakaupo sa poder. Sorry Mr Erap napakalaking kaibahan po.
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    • BatangSingapore

      hoy si ninoy ay traydor para sa kaalamanan mo. mas malala pa yan sa pagnanakaw. parang si hudas yan si ninoy.

  • buttones

    So Estrada was innocent after all….it maybe Marcos was as well, we live in a land of innocents don’t we, an electorate with sheep like qualities..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      Lucky that Tagle did not become the Pope. Otherwise, the world would want to know more about the Philippines.

    • http://on.fb.me/16z14Nv Angel Divera

      Pati nga si Gloria inosente rin daw… Kaya palayain nalang natin lahat ng preso, inosente din daw yan sila lahat.

      • buttones

        I forgot about GMA! OMG! it’s happening already, lock her up and people will
        forget!- Of course it’s a bit different ‘cos Erap was convicted by his peers in
        front of the whole world for being a thief and GMA hasn’t quite got to that
        stage yet… I think ‘they’ are still gathering evidence… it seems the entire
        weight of the Philippine justice system with it’s enormous legal reserves is a
        bit on the slow side…

    • avmphil

      We haven’t been able to witness a Messiah for a long long time. Like the Jews, Filipinos are still waiting for one. Reason, Filipinos show absolute ‘magnanimity’ to ‘anyone’ who smiles. It’s the culture .

      • buttones

        Not wishing to upset anybody but I think the age of Messiahs has long gone- we stand pretty much alone now. It was hinted at that the arrival of the current President was some sort of divine intervention, a figure to lead us into a land of prosperity, a brave new world and all that sort of thing: the appointment of our new CJ at the SC certainly was heralded as such- I remember that- but I am very skeptical about all this. We are a magnanimous lot aren’t we, without that how can we vote for a convicted criminal to be a President, a Senator or whatever? How did this happen? Well I guess it’s steeped in the history of absolute subservience to either theological masters or feudal landlords… Actually I think all these political hopefuls are not smiling at me at all- they’re laughing ….

      • avmphil

        Got your point. Appreciate.

    • ARIKUTIK

      Ferdinand Marcos was never tried in any PH court but his son is now Senator out of citizens verdict.
      Estrada was tried and convicted by especially created Kangaro court but was runner up in presidential race out of citizens verdict.
      Justice for Erap! Let him become the Mayor of Manila the capital city of PH. Let us shout to the whole world that there is justice in the heart of citizens.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2VPSRNUA6MZGXS7FX6W5ZRCBI Antonio

        no way dude, your guy is so corrupt.. only fools, crazy people would still vote him just like you…

      • buttones

        Very true,
        Marcos was never convicted of anything in PH- neither were Nelson Mandela and Aung San
        Suu Kyi either [birds of a feather according to Estrada] The poor man simply
        cannot understand the aforementioned were incarcerated for their belief in
        human rights and democracy, Estrada rather more aligned himself to theft, cash
        on the hip, fine wines and other things I dare not even mention.

        If it is true that the fine people of Manila want to elect a convicted felon as
        their mayor- well that really doesn’t say a lot for the ‘fine’ people of Manila
        does it…

        Do I care? No, not really, I live miles away from that appalling polluted stinking
        city…

    • Mel Manalo

      ikaw si buttons ng philstar di ba

      • buttones

        Yes, but don’t tell anybody! I find the Inquirer a ‘broader’ based news organization—and anyway the other one wouldn’tlet me back on after they changed their site…I have no idea why….Yellow never
        suited me anyway……Blue is nicer….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    NO Mr Estrada> YOU ARE A CONVICTED PLUNDERER!!!!

  • Janch

    SINUNGALING!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    The greatest mistake that Gloria Arroyo made was the absolute pardon she gave to Erap (the plunderer).
    He could not be a candidate for any government position and he could not announced to the public that he was wrongly accused of plunder.
    He will be still in prison up to now.

  • tagasugod

    Sinong lolokohin mo? Ang mali, ibinoto ng tao bilang bise mo si Gloria. If Gloria too is evil, that doesn’t make you a saint. Tama si Weder, you were wrongly pardoned. Ang mga artista daw plastic, ang mga pulitiko naman, makapal. Kaya si ERAP,makapal na plastic.
    Wag na kayong paloko kay ERAP.

  • blowcoldblowhot

    THE Supreme Court ruled that President Joseph Estrada had lost the right to
    stay in Malacañang because the people spoke against him in favor of then Vice
    President Gloria Arroyo. This is not exactly correct because Estrada was already under an impeachment process when the followers of Gloria Arroyo, principally Cardinal Jaime Sin, brought the trial to the streets.

    The mob prevailed over the law.
    The Cardinal, without knowing the facts, declared Estrada “guilty.” A mob of rich and powerful, though few in number, took over the impeachment trial. The lame argument used by the Court was Estrada had resigned, a suggestion that he had succumbed to the mob. And so did the Court.

    In fact, the most senior associate justice at that time said in his book that he could not understand how he summoned the courage to participate in legalizing the ascendancy of Gloria Arroyo to the presidency knowing, he said, that “President Estrada is still in Malacañang.”

    The senior jurist was effectively saying that Erap had not resigned but the
    Court under Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide ruled that the “voice of the
    people is the voice of God.”

    The people, a small number of the rich and powerful, spoke against Estrada.
    He must abandon his office in favor of his vice president, Gloria Arroyo.

    Estrada was thrown out of Malacañang on April 5, 2001. In the following
    month, a mammoth crowd of what was described as the shirtless, probably twice
    as many as those who marched for Gloria, stormed Malacañang.

    The crowd was quelled by the military of Gloria Arroyo. The voice of the
    people, which the Supreme Court ruled is the voice of God in legitimizing the
    Arroyo regime was not the voice of God in the case of the shirtless followers
    of Estrada who up to now believed that he was robbed of the presidency by the
    rich.

  • regd

    Hehehe, katanga talaga. Sabi nya ‘we are ex-convicts, we are man of conviction’. Di ba nya alam ang ibig sabihin ng ‘ex’ ay ‘formerly’ or ‘dati’. E di ibig sabihin may conviction sya noon, ngayon ay naging ex na lang. Bobo talaga ang ex-convict na ito.

  • Panch1t0

    ASK Nora!

  • Ernesto Ancheta

    Kaya malakas ang loob magsalita ng ganyan na wala siyang kasalanan dahil sinasakyan siya na mga bobo na botante. He is a liar, as some people will say deny and deny until you die.

  • blowcoldblowhot

    Here’s what the world said of the booting out of Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

    From Time magazine’s Sandra Burton, Jan. 29, 2001: “Remember Estrada —
    however cynically — was acting within the framework of the law and under the
    terms called for by the impeachment proceedings. Had he been declared guilty,
    he would have had to go. The troubling point remains that he had not been
    convicted… but they had mechanisms to legally change their head of state. The
    option they chose, popular uprising, while rousing and probably justified,
    could portend a troubling future for democracy… but if those protests lead to
    constitutionally questionable successions, it becomes a subversion of
    democracy. Even now, we don’t know what percentage of Filipinos wanted Erap to
    go.”

    Still from Time, Anthony Spaeth, Jan. 29, 2001: “But the Philippine
    polity is 77 million-strong. Was this a revolution of the Philippine people —
    or of a few hundred thousand Filipinos prompted by a few hundred individuals?
    Perhaps this represents confusion between democratic passions and the rule of
    law. More likely, though, people power has become its own institution and one
    that seems monopolized-institution and one that seems monopolized by a certain
    clique… people power has become an acceptable term for a troubling phenomenon:
    One that used to be known as by a certain clique… people power has become an
    acceptable term for a troubling phenomenon: One that used to be known as mob
    rule.”

    A year later, again from Time, Phil Zabriskie did “Power and Gloria,” on
    Jan. 28, 2002: “Legitimacy questions… crack the foundation of her presidency
    from her first day in office. The cracks deepened following Estrada’s arrest in
    May, a foolishly showy affair that made him a martyr and caused mob riots
    quickly dubbed Edsa III… an economy in meltdown. An army that could turn
    against her. An ex-President who might be more popular than she is. And now,
    the US soldiers landing on her shores. What Arroyo needs is a bulwark. But
    without an electoral mandate, the only source is massive public support, the
    kind more likely to respond to image and inspiration than intellect.”

    From The Economist, July 28 to Aug. 30, 2001: “Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
    took over the presidency in constitutional circumstances that do not stand up
    well to scrutiny.”

    From the International Herald Tribune’s Philip Bowring, “Filipino
    Democracy Needs Stronger Institution,” Jan. 22, 2001: “However, far from being
    a victory for democracy that is being claimed by leaders of the anti-Estrada
    movement such as Jaime Sin, the evolution of events has been a defeat for due
    process. For many, it merely confirms the fragility of political institutions
    in the Philippines and the likelihood that the streets will become a regular
    location for political action.”

    Seth Mydans of The New York Times, on Feb. 6, 2001: “People Power II was
    met with doubt and criticism, described by foreign commentators as a ‘defeat
    for due process,’ as ‘mob rule,’ as ‘a de facto coup.’ It was seen as an
    elitist backlash against a President who had overwhelmingly been elected by the
    poor. This time it appears ‘people power’ was used not to restore democracy
    but, momentarily, to supplant it.”

    The Straits Times of Singapore quoted Lee Kuan Yew, as interviewed by
    Associated Press on Jan. 23, 2001: “The change of power in the Philippines was
    no boost for democracy because it was done outside the Constitution.”

    “A Risky Move by Filipinos,” said Jim Mann of the Los Angeles Times, on
    Jan. 24, 2001: “Now by contrast, we are witnessing the use of people power
    against a leader who was the winner of a legitimate democratic election. No
    matter how understandable it was, this outbreak of people power doesn’t feel
    like an advance for the cause of democracy, quite the opposite… Who or what,
    ultimately, was this particular movement against…”

    “A People Power Coup,” according The Washington Post, on Jan. 23, 2011:
    “This time, however, the target of Filipinos’ ‘People Power’ was not a
    dictator, like Ferdinand Marcos, but Joseph Estrada, a constitutional executive
    who received more votes than any previous presidential candidate and who
    remained popular among the country’s poor… Though the SC ruled that
    Vice-President Macapagal-Arroyo should be sworn in as president, the legality
    of the transfer remains questionable.”

    For Hon. Cecilia Muñoz, Palma, Chairman of the 1987 Constitutional
    Convention and Justice of The SC, the Constitution suffered “…when the ongoing
    impeachment trial of President Joseph Estrada was unceremoniously disrupted and
    discontinued and the issues on hand were brought to the parliament of the
    streets. The Rule of Law was set aside and the Rule of Force prevailed.”

  • Jane Tan

    Seems common that every person in UNA who is looking at such charges is claiming stupidity and ignorance…

  • AnastacioMamaril

    Kapal muks mo Erap!! Kung hindi ka corrupt eh saan galing yaman mo? Magkano lang bayad sa pelikula noon,, ala ka naman negosyo..lalong hindi galing sa sugal yaman mo dahil mahina kukote mo.

  • Orchid

    Estrada is such an idiot! Yeah, he did not steal money while a president! Only, when the crow turns white.

    And comparing his situation to Ninoy Aquino, Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi! These people were very sincere in their quest for truth and justice for their people. Estrada was and still is very sincere in being so dishonest to the people.

    No more Estrada in politics! No more of his children too, Jinggoy and Ejercito in politics!
    We need real honest and sincere people as a Mayor and Senators in the nation and this family are a bunch of corrupt and incompetent vultures.

  • bongarroyo

    erap usapan niyo kasi ni gloria na palalayain ka basta’t susuportahan mo siya kapag siya naman ang magnakaw at maharap sa mga asunto….

  • UrHONOR

    >>>Estrada: I was wrongly accused of plunder<<<

    THE because is: YOU WRONGLY PLUNDERED the COUNTRY! (Sinalakay mo ang kaban ni Juan araw-araw, gabi-gabi, mulang Linggo hanggang Lunes. Pati buhangin sa Boracay…TNL na buhangin…kinulimbat mo pa din!) Ang pagkakamali ay hindi yong binatang sa iyong pandarambong…..ang malaking pagkakamali ay yong pinalabas at pinalay ka sa haula mo!

  • mabyrik

    ERap, go and ask Muntinglupa inmates and all of them will tell you, “wala akong ksalanan”

    Erap, you miss the point completely why Cory apologized to you.

    Cory did apologized because she knew she was part of the reasons why GMA became president and GMA turned out to be the worst president ever. So partly, Cory is to be blamed and for that, she apologized to you.

    But Cory did not say you are a not plunderer. She said it was mistake to replace a corrupt by a more more vicious, more corrupt and more greedy GMA.

    To use Cory in your campaign when she can longer object in using her is not only improper, it is indecent. I hope Kris will speak against it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      Kris? … Jesus Kris!

    • avmphil

      You mean… the Kris on TV? She disappeared when Cory hid under the bed, when Honasan was behind the walls.

      • Loggnat

        And what would you have done if you were in her shoes?

  • boybakal

    I agree.
    Erap was wrongfully accused of Plunder.
    Just like what Cory did to Marcos and Pnoy to Gloria.
    The accusers are the ones guilty of accusations.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Erap gave “plunder” a new meaning.

  • $16638896

    ungas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000310958970 Ricky Espino Junas

    KAPAL NAMAN NG MUKHA MO….. NATAKOT LANG SI ARROYO KAYA BINIGYAN KA NG PARDON PERO NAGDUDUMILAT NA KATOTOHANAN NA IKAW AY NAGNAKAW AT NASA LIKOD NG WETENG ….. HINDI LAHAT KAYA MONG GAGUHIN

  • Pio Gante

    ano ba naman erap, hanggang ngayon nag-iilusyon ka pa rin na wala kang sala?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000310958970 Ricky Espino Junas

    KAPAL MUKHA ……….HABANG NAGPAPAKASASA KA SA PALASYO DAMING HINDI KUMAKAIN…….TAPOS INOSENTE KA ……. SINO NILOLOKO MO

  • http://on.fb.me/16z14Nv Angel Divera

    Estrada: I was wrongly accused of plunder.

    The People: In fact you are wrongly elected as president.

    • avmphil

      You nailed him at the center. “Wrongly elected as President”.

  • avmphil

    Ha! Ha! Ha! You were a nice guy once and a hero for the masses (especially the poor). And despite behind the scene in your moral holdings, Filipinos gave you the supreme Chair in the land. But you abused the status and gamed yourself with your Tsekwa buddies inside Malacanang. Don’t blame others for your downfall as wealth and power blinded and exposed your true color. Try not to resurrect your destroyed reputation, but be contended with the pardon granted and just stay indoors…and be happy.PLEASE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucio.v.liwanag Lucio V Liwanag

    Are you joking ” Jose Velarde ” , why don’t you tell that to Clarissa Ocampo…

  • HENYO TAGAPULOTNGBASURA

    kung hinde tumakbo ng pagka presidente si Noynoy, malamang nanalo si Erap… kahit ano gawin nio mga haters kay Erap, 10+MILLION FILIPINOS pa rin ang nagtitiwala at naniniwala kay ERAP.. haters you will die hating this old man, and his name will be written in Philippine HISTORY books, but you all haters, sa lapida lang masusulat ang mga pangalan nyo haha..

  • tireman011004

    You were pardoned by a president that turned out to be a big disappointment. That’s the reason we don’t celebrate the Edsa 2 revolt.

  • tireman011004

    Tigas din ng mukha nito to compare himself to Ninoy, Nelson Mandela, and Suu Kyi, ni wala ka sa kalingkingan ng nagawa ng mga taong yan. Pero wala rin sila sa kalingkingan ng ninakaw mo.

  • iskurokutoy

    Magdamag lang mag-iinuman, magkakantahan at magsusugal sa Manila City Hall ‘to kapag nanalo.

  • wawangpenoy

    This is how our politicians look down upon us and insult our intelligence, especially this plunderer ERAP. Nagpakita ng video involving a dead ex-pres who has nothing to do with his plunder case.

    Ang appeal nito sa mga uneducated voters ay malakas at malamang maawa sa kanya at iboto sya. Ang problema, dahil mga bobo ngang mga botante, iboboto sya sa pagka senador.

    MABUHAY SI ERAP!!!! IBOTO SA PAGKA SENADOR!!!!

  • Guest

    Filipinos should not entertain this person; an embarrassment to our society; how can he even be allowed to run for public office. And why do this convicted plunderers keep on getting pardoned…they should suffer the consequence so nobody will follow them again. Should be a law that does not allow plunderers to be pardoned.

  • yxoiyiu

    kulang pa nga ang pagkakakulong mo ng 6 years. dapat mas matagal pa diyan ang tinagal mo sa kulungan.

  • nasneb

    Mr president, you are found guilty as charge of plunder, beyond resonable doubt.

  • Garibaldi_II

    Estrada. You reach sunset in life and still believe that the sun rises from the west(?). Forever a plunderer, and you claim otherwise? A pro-poor, maybe, the same poor and foolish voters you deceive every election. A poor soul with a poor heart is a foolish leader who talks poorly and acts wealthy. You’re a foolish man who sells his heart to pay for his wine. Foolish voters, vote for this charlatan cheerfully and regret tearfully.

  • pugadlawin

    Who will believe you?
    OR you have become like Imelda Marcos with selective memory?

  • shane oy

    kapal ng mukha

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/I6XXLO4X6TJFZHKLP3GQMDILI4 MOTO

    500 MILLION PESOS SA ERAP YOUTH MUSLIM FOUNDATION…

    WALA NI ISANG BENEFICIARY…

    ITO ANG ADVISER NG UNA….

    • BatangSingapore

      ang perang iyan ay pinahiram kay plastic king Gatchalian. isang intsik yan at nabola nya si erap. kaya ang intsik ang sanhi ng lahat ng kasamaan sa pilipinas. at ikaw naman ay tinutulak ng mga intsik na yan para pagsabungin mga filipino.

      nakakita ka na ba na may napahamak na intsik sa pilipinas? subukan mo makipag talo sa intsik at mas papanigan ni abnoy ang intsik kesa sa iyo hahahhahahha.

  • Loggnat

    The Philippine Court (Supreme Court) should make Estrada as an example that convicted criminals will not be allowed to mock justice when they run for a government position in spite of what the law requires. Once and for all, a message should be clearly sent to all convicts that these mocking of election laws and criminal penalties will not be tolerated. I bet, the judicial system and specially the highest court of the land is being perceived as a laughing stock of the world every time convicted plunderer Estrada thumbs his nose to the laws of the Philippines every time he runs for a government position in the country.

  • doublecross

    better ask to singson, dhl siya si JUDAS!

  • doublecross

    uhh…then you better ask singson about this matter, bka magising pa si arroyo.

  • doublecross

    magnanakaw ng pera sa bayan pinas, hoy….magising ka nga!

  • Marx Louis Wang

    Tama! Wrongly accused kasi hindi maliit ang ninakaw niya. Dapat malaki!!! Trillion pesos! puuutanngina niyo lahat, ako nagnakaw lang ng pandesal bugbog sarado saka kulong ng isang linggo muntik pang mamatay. Ganyan ang pinoy, kapag maliit ang nakaw mo sigurado masamang masama ka, pero kapag malaki bilib pa sila sa iyo. Puuuutangina niyo ulit!

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

    wrongly accused yet you accepted gma’s pardon. so…..

  • 33Sambuang2

    kapal ng mukha mong babaero ka. comparing yourself to the true and honest government officials. unlike you they are not corrupt, they are not gambling addicts and pepe addicts.

  • joeybg

    5 milyon na Tanga at Bobo ang naniniwala kay Bigote …… natatandaan ba ninyo last election?? pumangalawa si Bigote.

  • marivon

    It was wrong to put you in a vacation house you call jail for six years.
    I agree 101 percent.
    You should be in the National penitentiary for the rest of your life.

  • andresa igbac

    weh! di pa nga nanalong mayor ng Manila, may new/old generation of Erap jokes na? ahihihihihih

  • Guest

    Hindi lang yan, sinungaling pa siya. nag-iimbento ng kwento para siraan
    ang mga kaaway niya like Chiz Escudero, Lim etc etc. Mahiya naman siya sa
    sarili niya.

  • Guest

    Kaya tama ang mga accusations sa kanya ni Lim. tapos itatanggi niya eh
    alam naman ng taumbayan ang katotohanan.

  • Guest

    Dapat magkaroon ng batas kung saan di dapat ng presidential pardon ang mga convicted plunderer like former President Erap Estrada.

  • Guest

    Wala ng kakapal sa mukha ni Erap, magnanakaw na mandarambong. Yan ang
    legacy na naiwan niya sa bayan.

  • Guest

    For me, gusto ko bitay para sa mga convicted plunderer. Pasalamat ka
    Erap nabigyan ka ng presidential pardon ni GMA.

  • jolly_baby

    This is sad if he wins.. :(

  • prince_janus

    Napakawalanghiya mo talaga ERAP! Kapal talaga ng mukha mo! Tingin mo sa taong bayan ay mga utak pulboron. Nakakasuka ka sa iyong pagka-sinungaling!

  • Craulokau

    Estrada, magpakatino kana at huwag ng sinungaling, I lang Taon na lang, tigok kana,liars,plunderers,womanizer,gamblers, lahat na yata ng kasalanan nasa Iyo, pakasaya kana dahil impyerno baksak mo.

    L

  • superlucky2

    Erap, lukuhin mo mga anak mo na puro rin corrupt. Kahit ano pang sabihin mo isa kang convicted plunderer. Mga anak mo mana saiyo mga corrupt. Tingnan si Ongoy Estrada isa rin corrupt. lol

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