Lim to answer ‘Happy Easterada’ with ‘April Fools Day’ theme

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Mayor Alfredo Lim and Joseph Estrada. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Manila’s mayoral candidates are redefining Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day this year as they start the local campaign rolling on these two days.

Re-electionist Alfredo Lim is to match former president Joseph Estrada’s “Happy Easterada” with an April Fool’s Day campaign on Monday 4 p.m.

Lim’s chief of staff, Ricardo de Guzman, said the date should remind the public not to be fooled by empty promises and pretensions of being pro-poor.

No less than President Benigno Aquino is expected to lead Lim’s proclamation rally at the Bonifacio Shrine beside the City Hall, while actor Cesar Montano, who portrayed Lim in his fourth biopic, will serve as master of ceremonies.

“The mayor will hit the campaign trail in April, in deference to the Holy Week. Palilipasin ng ating alkalde and Biyernes Santo, Sabado de Gloria at maging Easter Sunday dahil panahon ito ng taimtim na pagdarasal at paggunita sa mga paghihirap na dinanas ni Hesus,” De Guzman said.

He said Lim’s ticket will focus on the campaign against graft and corruption and the “matuwid na daan” being espoused by the Aquino administration.

Aside from the local candidates, De Guzman said stalwarts of the Liberal Party and its senatorial candidates will also attend the proclamation rally.

Estrada’s campaign will kick off at Liwasang Bonifacio at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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  • Mickey Hiss

    Mayor Lim was good in this early terms but he’s getting too old and should retire. As for Erap, he may have the popularity and momentum but his intentions are questionable. For both candidates, there is no lesser evil to choose from. In the end, Manila is the loser.

  • Alejandro Canda

    Nagtataka ako kung bakit may bumibilib pa kay Estrada. Lahat na yatang bisyo at kabulastugan ay nasa kanya na. A convicted plunderer should be shunned away. He is a shame to the nation pero kung magsalita ay parang wala lang. Kapal talaga ng mukha ng taong ito. Kayong taga Maynila pataubin nyo ito sa botong nakakabingi pabor kay Mayor Lim para matauhan ang sobrang ipokritong taong ito.

    • Observer_din

      sanay na kasi brod. hehehe

    • HENYO TAGAPULOTNGBASURA

      ako rin nagtataka…bakit marami ako nababasa na maraming galit at sinasabing masama si ERAP..pero pagdating ng eleksyon nung nakaraan pumangalawa pa sa pagka presidente 10+MILLION votes.. isa lang ibig sabihin nito… ang mga nababasa natin na nagsasabi ng masama sa kanya at ayaw sa kanya..NABIBILANG LANG sa mga daliri natin.. hmmmmm…. lol

  • virgoyap

    Manila voters it’s sad that you have no other choice. Between Dirty Harry and Asiong Salonga be wise and vigilant choose the lesser evil.

  • voltes5

    Mayor Lim expects that more people will attend Erap’s proclamation rally. Why? Maghahakot sila ng tao galing San Juan at nearby cities. Nag imbita yong mga lider nila not just here in Metro Manila but nearby provinces. Mga tao ni ER Ejercito galing Laguna pupunta rin. In the end, ikaw pa rin ang mananalo dahil hindi naman boboto sa Maynila ang mga aatend sa rally ni Erap. Ahahahaha…Don’t worry Mayor Lim, mahal ka ng mga Manilenyo. Of course, pipiliin nila yong tunay na taga Maynila!

    • ravindrama

      Tumpak..!..si Mayor Lim parin.

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        ha ha ha !…I love you guys…!…ha ha ha !

      • HENYO TAGAPULOTNGBASURA

        …hehehe… wag magpa ka siguro…lol

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        (…sumasakay lang ako…ha ha ha !)…Mr. Tagapulotngbasura…!ha ha ha !

      • beerhunters

        exactly. “la confianza matare’ el hombre”. an empty gun can kill a man.

    • marienkind

      That’s like saying you love vomit more than sh*t. Just because one side sucks doesn’t mean the other is better. Remember that this Lim is the guy who let pandacan fuel depots return to status quo, let a condo builder build at the backdrop of the Rizal monument, ran the city hall to bankruptcy, and plans to dump soil in Manila bay for the sake of getting more tax.

  • ravindrama

    masarap talaga ang may kapangyarihan…. diyan humabaha ang buhay ng isang tao…kaya yung dalawang iyan ay gusto pa nilang humaba ang kanilang buhay…..

  • isidro c. valencia

    Tawag kay Mayor Lim ay Dirty Harry. Dirty Harry of Manila is really Clean.
    Mayor Lim is Clean Eastwood of Manila. LIM is Linisin at Ipagmalaki ang Manila.
    Mayor Lim is cleaning Manila Bay, Pasig River and its tributaries. Mayor Lim cleans bar clubs in Ermita.

    • Rogers Nelson Uy

      Clean?!! Bulag ka malamang!! Pumunta ka nga ng Recto at Divisoria?!! Yun palang parang smokey mountain na! Maraming nasasayang na pwede madaanan ng mga sasakyan para makatulong sa traffic, pero ano ginawa ng inutil na mayor lim? magkano ba lagay jan sa mga illegal vendors na yan?!

      • fernan107

        ano sa palagay mo ang magagawa ni erap sa mga vendor? eh mga mahihirap ang mga vendor na mga ito , isang plunderer at babaero ang iniidolo mo , pansariling interest lang kaya ginagawa niyang tumaakbo muli at puro pangako lang ….magbago na tayo ng pananaw … ka indo naman.

      • jedzion

        Tama ka diyan Brod! Moral ng tao dapat tingnan una sa mga iboboto natin. Dapat maging halimbawa sa maraming bagay. Paano magbibigay ng piso ang isang tao na wala siya. Dapat may mataas na moral upang makapagsilbi ng tama at hindi pansariling hangarin lamang. Juan de la Cruz, gumising ka..

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        Si LIM O si Estrada man ang maging MAYOR,…”MAY PAG-BABAGO KAYA”…?
        Ang tagal ko na sa Tayabas at Oroquita Sts. Sta. Cruz Manila,…at di ko alam ang mga pinag-bago…..ha ha ha ! siguro dahil lagi akong lasing…!…may pagbabago pa kaya…? Mr. Rogers & Mr. Isidro..?..
        .Isidro napasyal ka ba sa Ermita?….kailan ka huling nagpunta doon?…Araw-araw nasa Plaza Ferguzon kami…halika pasyal ka minsan…ha ha ha !…para makita mo…!

    • beerhunters

      Dirty Harry versus Filthy Bigote!

    • marienkind

      you forgot “Paid for by Friends of Mayor Lim” at the end of your post.

  • koaks2

    ok

  • $16638896

    i hope manalo si lim, mas lesser evil sya compared kay erap.

    • Rogers Nelson Uy

      Lesser evil?! diba di Lim sya yung pumatay ng mga magsasaka sa Mendiola Massaccre? Diba? Baka nag short Circuit utak mo iho.

      • Observer_din

        di ba si Asiong ang nagpadukot ke Bentain? asan na na kaya kalansay non? pati sina Dacer at Corbito? hehehe

      • beerhunters

        Guiseppe Stradi di Bigotte , il capo di tutti capi!

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        Rogers,…di nila alam yong Mendiola Massacre na yon…ha ha ha !
        anong sabi nitong Glycerlean…?…
        …alam kaya niya ang pinagsasabi niya?
        maliit na Demonyo…O malaking Demonyo…ay…”DEMONYO ra rin”…! ha ha ha ha !

      • ranjoranido

        kenny rogers, wala kang isip.

    • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

      so…maliit na DEMONYO si LIM…?
      …ha ha ha ha !

      • ranjoranido

        alberta, bagay syo yang pic mo.

      • http://twitter.com/ZALZANZIBAR ALBERTO ZALAZAR

        ranjoranida…thank you…

  • brunogiordano

    LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!!!!!!!

    DIRTY HARRY GO AHEAD MAKE OUR DAY.

    ILAMPASO si ASIONG Salonga sa MAY 13 ELECTION.

  • Rogers Nelson Uy

    siraulo nalang ang boboto ke lim, ginawa nyang basurahan ang Manila nakakahiya! puro illegal vendors! Squatters! NAPAKAWALANG DISIPLINA! Kapal ng mukha mo Lim!

    • nes911

      Walang kaluluwa at konsyensya namn ang boboto kay estrada. Beripikadong magnanakaw, mangdarambong, sugalero, babaero, bolero, at mamamatay tao si erap. Kung ang maynila ay pugad ng mga kawatan ayon kay ersp, sya ang hari ng mga kawatsn.

      • beerhunters

        capo di tutti capi

  • speedstream2

    In politics, as in life, it takes all kinds. And anything goes. As usual, all these have nothing to do with good governance and improved well-being of the citizenry.

  • Hellomr

    Dapat si Estrada kahit tumakbong barangay captain disqualified agad dahil siya convicted plunderer…… Simple lang sino ang boboto sa taong nagpapang-gap na pro mahirap. Kapag binoto nyo si erap pareho din ang mangyari sa inyong buhay Baka mas lalo kayong hihirap pa….. Ano ba ang nai prove niya sa mahihirap nuong siya ay mayor pa at naging presidente rin…

  • JosengSisiw1

    the battle of two idiots. i pity manila for not having good candidates. but what can we do, all over the nation we have a very few non idiot candidates. anyway can we actually call them idiots when they knew money is on hand once elected? its nice to be a rich idiot anyway.

  • WAJ

    Dapat kay Joseph ay manahimik na. Nasira na siya sa mga taga maynila, papaano pa siya mananalo e noong nga na Presidente siya, di ba halos lahat ng mga protestador na patalsikin siya ay puro taga Maynila. Malangsa na siya ngayon,

  • kismaytami

    Sana may ibang nag-file ng candidacy.

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