Estrada not worried of Aquino’s support for Mayor Lim

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Former President Joseph Estrada. Photo by Jamie Marie Elona/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—Former President Joseph Estrada is not worried with the idea that President Benigno Aquino III is backing up his rival for the mayoral post in the city of Manila.

Speaking to reporters during the sidelines of the United Nationalist Alliance’s proclamation rally for its local bets in San Juan City, Estrada said President Aquino is supporting incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim because he is a candidate under the Liberal Party which he heads.

“But what did the President say?” Estrada asked while quoting President Aquino as saying that “Yung hindi daw nagawa ni Mr. Fred Lim ay s’ya ang magpupuno (What Mr. Fred Lim allegedly didn’t’ accomplish, he will fill up).”

Esrada said this only goes to show that he hasn’t done anything and needs the President.

“He’s [the President] the head of LP [Liberal Party] of course . . . he has to endorse him. . . That’s his duty. Hindi naman niya ako kailangang siraan (He doesn’t need to break me),” Estrada said when asked for his comment on the idea that President Aquino endorsed Lim in his proclamation rally, but didn’t directly criticize him.

“Baka walang makitang isisira sa akin (He may have seen nothing against me),” Estrada added.

He also cited a study from the University of the Philippines which allegedly showed that among all the cities in the Philippines, Manila, of which Lim has been mayor for 12 years, was recorded with the “highest level of poverty incidence” and also “has the most number of unemployed citizens.”

“Housing wala din. Imagine being over taken by all surrounding cities and municipalities,” one of UNA’s Three Kings said, this time, citing a study from the Department of Interior and Local Government which allegedly said that Manila has been dominated by cities Valenzuela, Makati, Quezon City, Pasig, Mandaluyong, and San Juan—Estrada’s bailiwick for several decades.

“Out of 38 highly urbanized cities sa Philippines, Manila ranked number 36,” Estrada said and was quick in adding “I’m not the one who said this.” Estrada said Valenzuela topped the said list, followed by the city of San Juan.

Meanwhile, if he gets elected as Manila mayor, Estrada said he will focus on the aspect of peace and order, saying that there is no economic growth without this.

He said he will “bring back the glory of Manila.”

Estrada attended UNA’s proclamation rally held at the Tanghalan ng Masa in San Juan City to personally endorse Mayor Guia Gomez—the mother of his son, JV Ejercito—as she seeks re-election as Mayor of the city.

Gomez’ running mate for vice mayoral post is Francis Zamora.

The event was also graced by the presence of UNA senatorial bets JV Ejercito, Jack Enrile, Nancy BInay and Mitos Magsaysay.

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  • Hunter421

    Joseph Estrada – impeached president, convicted plunderer, drunkard, womanizer, and allegedly involved in a number of conspiracies to commit scams, scandals, controversies and even murder. If this guy is still ‘qualified’ to run for office in this country, then maybe Charter Change is really the only resort to save the Philippines.

    • txtman

      IMPEACH?
      AHAHAHA
      PLUNDER-SABI NI CHAVIT?
      AHAHAHA
      HINDI BA MULTIBILYONARYO NA SI CHAVIT?
      PITIFUL

      • patukar

        Tawa ba yan o katangahan! Anong Plunder sabi ni Chabit pinagsasabi mo o talagang wala kang alam ang idol mo ay comvicted plunderer, Walang pa namang gamot sa katangahan.

      • txtman

        SABI NG GLORIA COURT HINDI BA?
        NGAYON, SINO NGAYON ANG TANGA?
        IM SURE IT’S NOT ME
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

      • patukar

        Kahit anong court, kangaroo court basta convicted at ahahahah!

      • txtman

        ALAM MO BA?
        YAN ANG TRUE NA TINATAWAG NA KATANGAHAN!
        WALA PA NAMANG GAMOT DYAN
        AHIHIHIHIHI
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHA

      • brabads

        Mr pitbul este pitiful, mukhang paid supporter ka ng mga estrada…

      • vilmavee

        your favorite word pitiful becomes you. Sooooooooo Pitiful you!!!!!!!!!!

  • Simplify1

    The color of Joseph’s jacket above really becomes him….. bagay na bagay sa idol ko!!

    • siJuanDalandan

      Kulang na lang isang malaking ‘P’ sa harap at likod! LOL

    • ernievictory

      yup . annoying orange !

      • txtman

        YELLOW + RED = ORANGE
        AHAHAHA
        PITIFUL

  • Simplify1

    Joseph’s epitaph will read…. A well loved action star, a mayor, a senator, a vice President, a President, a deposed and plunder convicted past president, a losing presidential candidate, a losing mayoralty candidate, a hated falling star…..

    • txtman

      SINO BA ANG NAPAALIS KAY ERAP?
      SINA GLORIA & CORY/PENOY TANDEM
      BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHERS FLOCK TOGETHER!
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHAHA

      • Simplify1

        I took a peak at your disqus profile and noted that you are not within the higher range of my intelligence. So, I’m sorry if I can’t indulge you with a response to your comment…. I would suggest though that you confine yourself to commenting on James and Kris…cheers

        PS – wag ka sigaw ng sigaw dyan… baka malagutan ka ng litid…

      • txtman

        WOW, GENIUS KA PALA!
        KAYA PALA, TODO SUPPORT KAY GLORIA NOON
        AND NOW PENOY NAMAN
        AHAHAHAHA
        CHEERS TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

  • Ronald

    Kahit sino sa dalwang yan ang manalo, mamamayan pa rin ng Manila ang talo.

  • Noel

    The Liberal Party has openly engaged in distributing National
    Bookstore gift checks worth P500 each through Kaya Natin Movement and
    unknown funds from the House of Representatives which can be considered
    as vote buying due to questionable motives and timing.

    The massive distribution of gift checks came two weeks after the end of the school year.

    The blatant “vote buying” in the guise of giving assistance involved gift checks given by the LP to selected recipients.

    Parents
    of students from public schools are asked to queue in exchange of one
    to two pieces of gift check that bears the logo of the movement and name
    of the politician.

    However, parents are worried if they can
    really use the gift checks or are they just being used by the
    politicians since it was already the end of classes when the gift checks
    were given as assistance for their children’s school needs.

    Based
    on photographs taken, the gift check bore at its upper left part the
    logos of Congress and the Kaya Natin Movement which was actually being
    utilized by the Liberal Party in distributing donations nationwide.

    The
    Kaya Natin Movement is led by its co-founder, who is in fact still a
    member of the Liberal Party, former Isabela Governor Grace Padaca.

    Aside
    from that, Padaca was appointed by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino as
    one of the commissioners of the Commission on Elections just last year
    after he paid the bail of Padaca who was ordered arrested for graft and
    corruption at the Sandiganbayan pertaining to the grant to a
    non-government organization of a loan amounting to P25 million without
    public bidding.

    Because of this, it became a big question how
    Padaca’s Kaya Natin Movement and funds from the Congress got involved
    with the gift checks.

    It is regarded that a strict campaign from
    the Commission on Elections and Commission on Audit is observed against
    politicians who use money from the nation’s funds on election, and the
    excuse to use their names to get close with the voters.

    And
    since Padaca is one of the high ranking officials of the Comelec, she is
    expected to demonstrate the highest regard with respect to Republic Act
    6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials
    and Employees, aside from being part of the officials personally picked
    for “matuwid na daan,” which is strongly promoted by Aquino under his
    leadership.

    It was just a few days ago when the LP last handed
    gift checks to the students’ parents in the 3rd District of Quezon City
    that displays the text “Office of Rep. Bolet Banal”, who is also a LP
    member, on the upper right left hand corner of the gift check.

    Chosen
    parents whose children are from public schools from elementary and high
    schools are then asked to form a line for them to receive the gift
    checks that has the “free school supplies for students from public high
    school on District 3” written on it and was dated December 8, 2012.

    “Why
    are they giving us this kind of assistance when it is in fact end of
    the school year? It’s actually good to receive help, but unfortunately
    our children won’t be able to use it since they’re already on a
    vacation,” Mrs. Eva Reyes, one of the doubting parents asked.

    “Wouldn’t
    we be involved when we received these if by chance it is considered as
    ‘epal poster’ because of the logos and names of the politician
    displayed since it already is campaign period…” stated by Mrs. Leonila
    Santos another parent who received a gift check.

    Despite all the
    reactions of the parents, they are hoping that the government officials
    would handle the situation accordingly. They are depending on the
    allies of Aquino who proclaim their support for the “matuwid na daan ng
    pamumuno” to watch out for questionable acts this election period, but
    still they will keep the gift checks because these are from the taxes
    paid by the citizens.

    Meanwhile, it is up to the Comelec and COA
    to investigate whether the use of the Congress fund and the Kaya Natin
    Movement of the gift checks are in accordance with election rules.

    • OleSapra aka ARGUS

      Noel,

      Bakit hindi na lang ikaw ang personal na magreklamo, total, alam mo lahat ang detalye ng sinasabi mo, o, ‘di ba?

      Huwag ka namang manira ng kapwa mo gamit ang internet kung pulos haka-haka lang ‘yang tsismis mo.

      I-collate mo ang mga ebidensiya mo (kung meron) at dalhin mo sa Husgado o Comelec ‘yang inaangal mo, oke?

      • Noel

        Hoy, hindi sa akin galing iyan. Galing iyan sa balita na na-post ko lang. Anong pakialam ko sa Laging Palpak ( LP ).

    • themask celestial

      Halos a big percentage of Manila good roads ay binungkal lately at muling sinimentuhan. Hindi ko alam kung anong ginawa ng COA, if this is not corruption

      • Noel

        Halos lahat ng administration ganyan naman. Kick back sa Public Works. Ang mga sangkot diyan ay Dept. of Public Works, City Officials, Congressman, Contractor.

  • richard ortega

    palakas loob ka lang… UNA sa pagnanakaw,UNA sa pandaraya,UNA sa kalokohan.

    • txtman

      ARE YOU TALKING TO YOURSELF?
      IBA NA TALAGA PAG-NGUMUNGUYA KA NG CONDOM ANO?
      AHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • nes911

    Paulit ulit na lang ang dialogue ni erap. Ang dapat niyang sabihin ay ninenerbiyos siya dahil sa kanilang survey, si lim ay may 57% at sya ay 19% lamang. Ang natitirang % ay non committed. Repeat. Ito ay galing sa campo nila erap.

    • Noel

      Ang prediction ko. Mananalo si Lim ng ilang boto lang. Aminin na natin pareho silang malakas. Diyan papasok ang INC kung sino sa kanilang dalawa ang tutulungan. Pareho kasing sipsip sa INC.

    • txtman

      TALAGA LANG HA?
      GANON PALA EH
      SABI MO MANANALO SI LIM
      EH, BAKIT KAYO NAGKUKUMAHOG LABAN KAY ERAP?
      AHAHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • brunogiordano

    “Estrada not worried of Aquino’s support for Mayor Lim”

    TAMA!!!!!!

    Hindi dapat mag worry ni ERAP.

    DAHIL ANG MALILIGAYANG ARAW NG PAMILYANG ESTRADA SA POLITICA AY MAGWAWAKAS NA PAGKATAPOS NG MAY 13, 2013 ELECTION.

    • txtman

      WOW!
      MAY BAGONG MADAM AURING
      AHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • bagombong

    wala na bang magawa sa buhay nya…ang tanda na..talaga bang gusto nilang hawakan ang buong Maynila.

    • txtman

      IKAW KAYA TUMAKBO?
      AHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • doublecross

    sirang balot ako d2!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002412025550 Jesus Salamat Valerio

    wake-up philippines….vote for your conscience. NO VOTE ESTRADA!

    • txtman

      BAKA WHAT YOU MEAN
      NO TO BAM
      NO TO LEFTISTS HONTIVEROZ
      NO TO PA-CUTE CHIZ
      AHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • kevin

    wala ng makikitang sira ..because sira ka na sa lahat ng manilenos…..

    • txtman

      HINDI KA NAMAN TAGA-MANILA EH
      TAGA-PASIG RIVER KA KAYA?
      AHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • http://www.facebook.com/kung.tufo Kung Tufo Tufo

    You cannot win Manila. You’re corrupt. drinker, womanizer, smuggler, drug user, etc…etc…

    • txtman

      TALAGA LANG HA?
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHA

      • http://www.facebook.com/kung.tufo Kung Tufo Tufo

        ERap korap trolls!!!

  • AnastacioMamaril

    Mga Estrada lalo na ikaw Erap Korak sana matalo kayong lahat sa darating na eleksyon. ERAP KORAP!! ERAP KORAP!!

    • txtman

      AHAHAHAHA
      CORRUPT?
      NASA DAANG TUWID KA BA?
      AHAHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • Guest

    Dear Lord. Save Manila from the hands of Erap. Pukawin po ninyo ang isip
    ng mga tao na huwag iboto sa Erap. Amen.

    • txtman

      AKALA KO BA
      PANALO NA SI LIM?
      AHAHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • Guest

    Dinala ni Erap ang corruption from local to national. And the result was
    conviction of plunder. Great Erap!

    • txtman

      SAID WHO?
      BY GLORIA ARROYO?
      ABA, BILIB PALA YAO KAY GMA!
      HANEP!
      AHAHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • Guest

    Erap is pro gamblers, pro smugglers, pro drug syndicates. Yan ang mga financier ni Erap ngayon sa mayoralty bid niya in Manila.

    • txtman

      GANON BA?
      DAMI MONG ALAM, AH
      BAKIT HINDI KA MAGSUMBONG AT NG MAHULI MGA YAN?
      AYAW NI PENOY YAN HINDI BA?
      KASO MGA KKK DAW NI PENOY MGA YAN
      AHAHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • themask celestial

    Pity the people of Manila, Erap is a known corrupt and incompetent politician. Mayor Lim is also a non performing mayor and its not clean either. I hope P-Noy will have a heart to heart talk with Lim and ask Lim to perform better if he win this election. The future candidates for Mayor- Isko is not a good option either. Imagine a city with more than 1 million peoples and these are only your options. Its so frustrating.

    • Noel

      It comes down to a choice between two lesser evil. Lim happens to be with Liberal Party. But Pnoy also likes Erap. Erap has become close to the Aquino family during Cory’s final years. The one the two must approach is INC to get its blessing. Whoever INC endorses would have a bigger chance of winning. Unfortunately, both are also close to the INC leadership.

    • txtman

      IKAW NA LANG KAYA?
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHA

  • JasonBieber

    He may not have been the best President by any stretch of the imagination but at least ERAP cared for the poor or did a very good job pretending to care for the poor which is much more than can be said about PNoy. ERAP probably visited the poor more in one week during his Presidency than PNoy has in the last 3 years.

    • Noel

      We could refer Erap as modern day Robin Hood. Yes, he was corrupt just like most leaders. He was accused, charged, jailed for jueteng. But did jueteng stop during GMA’s term and even today? Jueteng has even flourished. Jueteng existed even during the time of President Ramon Magsaysay who everyone loved. Erap used the jueteng funds to support the Muslim Youth Foundation and other projects for the poor. The reason why he was betrayed by Chavit Singson was the fight over who should control the jueteng. Erap favored Atong Ang.

      • JasonBieber

        Jueteng is still even around today during the PNoy administration as can be seen with what the Atimonan massacre was all about. Nothing was said that alludes to ERAP ever being a good President…however, he was at least seemingly for the poor and was seen visiting the poor a lot. Whereas PNoy has not put much time for the poor.

      • Noel

        Agree. Erap’s quite sincere visiting the poor. It’s something he has been doing since he was still a Mayor of San Juan. On the other hand, when Pnoy visited the poor during the calamities, he was shown distributing relief good for media purposes then quickly left the areas. Such had been reported a few times by the reporters.

      • JasonBieber

        Yup. He does his quick photo-op showing him passing out some relief goods, gives a generic speech then leaves. But the worst part in all this is that he never returns to check up and follow up on the relief efforts.

  • Mr. Skeptic

    I don’t like Erap but Manila has gone to the dogs during Lim’s term.

  • Batang Altura

    hindi na kailangan ipa-disqualify si Erap tingnan natin ang yabang ng magnanakaw na yan..hindi tanga ang karamihan sa botante ng Maynila, alam nila ang likaw ng bituka ni ERA, akala mo kung sinong magaling, magaling lang magnakaw at di marunong gumalang sa kababaihan harapang niloloko ang mga asawa niya..ipinagmamalaki pa na marami syang kabit..

    • txtman

      NILAYASAN KA BA NG ASAWA MO
      KASI BATUGAN KA?
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHA

  • eltee mulawin

    >>>Sabi Erap.. 1) Manila…housing wala din. 2) if elected he will focus on aspects of peace and order dahil no economic growth without this. 3) Manila was dominated and over taken by all surrounding cities.
    >>> Mr. Erap …Nalibot na ba ninyo ang buong Maynila o Islang Puting Bato lang?

    >>>Mr. Erap …Noon UNA sabi ninyo hindi na kailangan utak pulis na pamamahala sa Maynila. Paano ninyo gagawin ang peace and order…kung wala kang utak pulis? Ano gagamitin ninyo , UTAK LASENGGERO, UTAK SUGAROL AT UTAK BARUMBADO? Kung may krimen man yan ay tulad sa San Juan na inalisan ninyo.

    >>>Mr. Erap…ok lang na ang surrounding cities ang magdominated at over taken ang Maynila, HUWAG LANG MADOMINATED AT OVER TAKEN NG MGA PAMILYANG ESTRADA ANG MAYNILA AT BUONG METRO MANILA !!!

  • txtman

    PANALO NA SI ERAP
    NO DOUBT
    AHAHAHAHA
    PITIFUL

  • http://twitter.com/croakerdoll aliyah reyes

    please spare Manila….Wag na iboto ang Convicted Magnanakaw na si Erap….

  • virgoyap

    Erap knew quite well that most of Manila voters can easily be deceived. They can easily be swindled by his shallow jokes and reasoning.

  • Rolly257

    Babaha ng pera sa Maynila. P300M ang inilaan ng isang panig para halalang ito…kung 100 milyon ang kabila, piyesta na pasko pa.

  • fernan107

    erap , tumigil ka na ? matanda ka na at wala ng naniniwala sa iyo , wala ka naman nagawa noong naging senador at presidente ka , na impeach ka pa dahil ku…….t ka rin…nakakahiya ka ka indo…

  • Galit_bird_ko

    “Baka walang makitang isisira sa akin ” Estrada said.
    >Tama ka Erap. Anu pa nga bang makikitang sira sa isang SIRA na? Wala na.

  • Webfeet

    Vote for anyone except a Chinese Filipino politician, like Lim. Lim had his chance to improve Manila but blew it and now, Manila is dirtier than ever, like every China Town in the world.

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