Estrada announces support for Poe, Villanueva, Hagedorn

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Former President Joseph Estrada. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Manila mayoral candidate and former president Joseph Estrada has announced that he is endorsing three candidates for senator not in the line up of the United Nationalist Alliance — Grace Poe, Jesus Is Lord leader Bro. Eddie Villanueva and Puerto Princesa Mayor Ed Hagedorn.

“To complete the line up of senatorial candidates, the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) is including Grace Poe, Bro. Eddie and Mayor Hagedorn in our list of senatoriables,” Estrada said in a statement. PMP is the political party of Estrada that is part of the UNA coalition.

He said he chose the three candidates because of their pro-poor advocacy.

“These three are candidates whose hearts are truly for the Filipino masses, especially the poor, embodying what PMP stands for and I support them fully,” Estrada explained.

Estrada explained his support for Poe, a candidate of the rival Team PNoy coalition, was based on his deep friendship with her late father, action star Fernando Poe Jr. and what he knew of her character.

“I personally know that she was raised well to live with integrity and has a heart for the poor, like her father,” Estrada said of Poe.

“I know she will be a great senator and I am campaigning hard for her victory.”

In the same statement, Estrada had expressed his gratitude to Poe for her support in his bid for the top post of Manila.

Estrada’s camp claimed that in a press conference last April 20, Poe clarified that the family of the late FPJ has given its support to Estrada in the Manila mayoral race.

“Our family is still loyal to Erap (Estrada’s moniker),” Poe supposedly said.

Poe said that groups claiming to support the other camp could not be considered as expressing support on behalf of FPJ. “There’s no denying that Erap was the best friend of my dad,” Poe said

The statement also quoted Poe to have said the she wished that Estrada’s dreams would come true.

“Well my wish is to become the mayor of Manila,” Estrada said.

Estrada also said he gave his support to Villanueva because of his dedication to the poor’s welfare and Hagedorn, because of his advocacy for the environment and sustainable development.

Estrada is running for mayor of Manila on the platform JEEP: Jobs (trabaho para sa bawat Manileño), Economy (urban renewal), Environment (waste management) and Peace (peace and order to eliminate criminality and drugs).

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  • mad_as_Hamlet

    * * * * *
    Another con job by an ex-con.

  • Eric

    indi 12-0 and UNA, erap will also support Legarda his former running mate as vice-president.

  • Guest

    Naunahan na ni Grace Poe si Alan Cayetano sa
    survey.. Saklap. Wag kasi sakim sa pera at kapangyarihan

    • BOYPDAF

      After the counting there is no who’s number one or who’s at the bottom..they are still 12 elected senators having the same function.i dont know why its a big deal for who’s number 1,2,3,4 and so..

  • gerp

    nice move!

  • Guest

    Pahiya si Alan Cayetano, umaambisyon kaseng mag#1 sa survey,ngayon bumaba siya sa #4. Palakpakan na may kasamang sigawan!

    • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

      Bakit mahihiya panalo pa rin naman? Marami nga number 1 pero mababa naman position sa Senado.

      • Concur_Dissent

        ano sila…. saling pusa? hehehe

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    PlundERAP will lose in Manila. Only stupid and evil people will vote for a convicted criminal and adulterer.
    I wonder why the CBCP and Velarde keeps on endorsing immoral and criminal candidates like GMA, PlundERAP, Binayrroyo and UNArroyo party.
    Birds of the same feather really flocks and go to hell together.

    • Bli tz

      JEEP is just a ploy by this ex-con.. his machinery – money and goons are now at work in tondo’s poorest of the poor.. Lim should be more aggressive now. the helpless poor people believe that the former “criminal” can help them. P200 pesos never can alleviate their condition even for a day. f%*#$ opportunist..

  • eduardoaz

    Ofcourse, he has to support and endorse his friend’s daughther? Walang iwanan ika nga kaya malapit na silang magsama ng kanyang best friend. Di na nga makalakad ay namimilit pang tumakbo? Ganid talaga sa position at salapi ng bayan.

  • Guest

    Naungusahan pa ni Grace Poe ngayon si Alan Cayetano sa surveys,tuloy-tuloy na pagbagsak niya.Ambisyoso Kase.!

  • mangtom

    Kiss of death from the PLUNDerap. Poe, Villanueva and Hagedorn are goners.

    • Jane Tan

      onga noh!… anyone endorsed by Erap is screwed! yan pala plano niya!

  • BOYPDAF

    Then why you did not include hagedorn in the line up?of course brother Eddie has his owan..in short pansrariling interes lng ang UNA,strategically speaking imbes na tulungan sina MItos,gordon and ting ting eh iba pa ang inendorso ni ERAP,in short pampadagdag lng sa listahan itong tatlo sa una ticket na di man lng nakakumpleto ng line up.UNA sa garapalan talaga

  • Jane Tan

    Trying to look good? Desperation?

  • kolambogan

    Fake promise, “Trabaho sa lahat ng Manilenyo”. Mga ganitong salita ay maganda sa pandinig ngunit walang-wala sa katotohanan. Ang mga kandidatong ganito ang pinagsasabi (generalization) ay hindi na dapat pinagpapansin o pinagpapaniwalaan, lalo na’t sinambit ng pinatalsik na dating Presidente ng Pilipinas na naghahangad mahalal at maging mayor na lamang ng lasengero, babaero, sugarol, kurakot at walang modong artistang si Joseph ejercito aka Joseph “Erap” Estrada, na kung siya lang ang masusunod nais ay halos lahat ng pamilya niya ay pensiyonado at pensiyonada ng gobyerno, pati na mga kabit at anak sa labas. Mga Manilenyo pagbigyan niyo naman ang inyong mga sarili, huwag palagi na lang mga artista at T.V personalies na walang magagawa sa ikabubuti ng buhay ng inyong mga anak pati na ng buong sambayanang Pilipinas, magaling lang ang mga yang mangako, pero hindi alam kung paano gagawin, walang alam kung paano magplano ng tama panay fantasiya ang alam..

  • http://www.facebook.com/noel.g.mayor Noel G. Mayor

    habol eddie villanueva, pang 21 ka na, konte na lang, inendorso ka pa ni erap.. (diosme, sa dame dame, convicted thief pa ang nag endorso, pag mamalasin ka ba naman talaga.. oo), hindi na malaman ngayon kung kay pinoy ang villanueva o kay erap…para ka nang hinalong kalamay ngayon…malamang niyan pang 24 ka…

  • yrrej

    I am voting for Villanueva and Hagedorn!

  • nes911

    Sign of desperation and panic. Erap knows he is far behind lim from surveys kaya kahit na ano gagawin para maisakatuparan ang kanyang masasamang balak sa maynila. Manilenyos will never be coyed by a certified thief and a convicted plunderer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yurizcrei Joseph Salvador

    Ano po ibig sabihin ng sinasabi niyo mr.noel mayor ? wala bang lugar ang mga christian sa gobyerno ? diba dapat nga batas ng Dios yung sinusunod ng tao hindi yung batas ng mga ganid sa gobyerno ? balang araw maiisip niyo rin yang mga sinasabi niyo ?

    • yrrej

      I wish there will be more Filipinos like you Joseph… and less of those who seem to support wicked politicians and criticize candidates who has genuine love for the Country …

      • mamer2

        When using the name “Joseph”…, please include the “Family Name”.
        Baka iba ang makapag binificio.

      • yrrej

        Oh…what a coincidence…. hehe… yes I meant Joseph Salvador…haha…

    • http://www.facebook.com/conrado.malabanan Conrado Malabanan

      kapatid wala kasing alam sa bibliya ang noel mayor n yan.kaya ganyan cya.isa lang ang twag ko s kanya ipokrito

  • http://www.facebook.com/yurizcrei Joseph Salvador

    basta ako sa inyo gamitin nalang mga kukute niyo !

  • http://www.facebook.com/yurizcrei Joseph Salvador

    hagedorn at villanueva lang naman sa listahan ko eh

    mr.noel mayor !
    christain ka ba talaga ? bakit mo pa dina-down c bro eddie , tayo tayo pa ba magsisiraan .

    • http://www.facebook.com/conrado.malabanan Conrado Malabanan

      wag munang pansinin ang ganyang tao kapatid.inggit lang ang umiiral sa puso ng ganyang tao.kc wala cyang pagmamahal sa ating bayan

  • yrrej

    hagedorn, Villanueva, Gordon lang ang acceptable candidates for me…rest I abhor…

    • http://www.facebook.com/conrado.malabanan Conrado Malabanan

      tumpak k dyan kapatid.

  • andonilvalencia

    Kahit ano pa ang sabihin nyong lahat, last 2010 Presidential elections nag No. 2 pa rin si ERAP. I am voting for Bro. Eddie Villanueva #31 sa balota!

    • jgl414567

      Ang dami pa rin kasing mga botante na hindi umiintindi ng mga issues kaya ang mga katulad ni Erap na kawatan ay maraming supporters pa rin!

    • Simplify1

      Agree ako na no. 2 si erap last 2010 elections….ikaw ba agree na convicted plunderer si erap? Na nag nakaw ng higit 500 million? Na lasenggo? Na babaero? Na hindi magandang halimbawa sa mga kabataan?

  • Tatlong Hari

    Parang umarangkada pa sa survey si Grace magmula ng itinakwil ng UNA. Ngayong sure ball eh iniindorso mo. Wag na lang..madudungisan lang pangalan niyan

    • Guest

      Paano maiimbestigan si Boy Valenzuela sa nawawalang container vans e hinaharang ni Alan Cayetano.Pera kase usapan dito

  • pcosmachine

    PLEASE LANG, HUWAG KA NG PUMAPEL MR. CONVICTED PLUNDERER.

    NASA MAGIC 12 NA SI GRACE POE, BAKA MABULILYASO MO PA.

    • Simplify1

      ANO YUN, KISS OF DEATH? HEHEHE

  • Jose Guevarra

    i really don’t know what this guy is up to…

  • Jose Guevarra

    or maybe i know but i just refuse to accept it

  • Simplify1

    WOW ERAP! GALING!! Erap is making sure that in the unlikely event that Nancy Binay wins a senate seat (God forbid), she will not be the only UNA candidate in the top 12….. DALAWA NA SILA NI GRACE POE!!

  • samarutan

    pagkatapos nyong ilaglag si Grace Poe at makitang bumibenta, makikisakay ka na ulit, Erap? nagpapakita lang ito kung anong klase kang tao at kung anong prinsipyo meron ka. Kung ihahalal ka ng Maynila (God forbid!), ang masasabi ko lang sa mga Manilenyo, MAGDUSA KAYO!

  • simondj

    HUWAG NINYO AKONG SUBUKAN,, sabi ni erap sa kanyang inagural address. sabi naman ng Diyos,, ako ang Panginoon mong Diyos, huwag mo akong subukan. do not use the word of God in vain,,, ayon napatalsik si erap. at malamang hindi na makabalik dahil ginamit niya ang salita ng Diyos in vain.

  • $14334231

    kunyari lang and endorsement na ito kay grace poe…..takot ibulgar ni susan ang baho n’ya pag nanalo si plunderer sa maynila at natalo si grace.., saka, walang wala na talagang pag-asa ang maynila na guminhawa pag si lasenggo ang namuno….sa city hall, may mah jong gabi-gabi……sa araw, tulog dahil puyat….CBCP, kardinal tagle, where are youuuuuu???…..

  • Wakats

    Erap repeatedly said he’s pro-poor but PNoy said “kung walang corrupt – walang mahirap”

    Eraption was convicted of plunder for pocketing P542M from jueteng and commissions from Belle Corporation, P189M from jose velarde accounts and his boracay mansion allegedly constructed out of jueteng payola intended for laarni enriquez.

    More poor will be added to Manila statistics if erap wins and succeeded in picturing himself as pro-poor despite his ugly reputation as an ex-convict and plunderer……

    • Hellomr

      That’s exactly what’s gonna happen once siya ay nanalo…..

    • Guest

      Ambisyoso si Alan Cayetano..gustong maging pangulo ang tamad na to

  • tenyearsafter

    Emcee: Bakit nyo susupurtahan si Hagedorn, Grace Poe at Villanueva.
    Erap : Si Hagedorn, kamukha ko.
    Tatay ni Grace Poe, Best friend ko.
    Si Villanueva, di ba siya yung sa Jesus is Lord, eh ako naman Gambling Lord…

  • Amboy123

    Endorsement from a convicted felon.

  • Maldi2

    By endorsing 3, this would make a total of 13 for Erap’s senators? Ibig sabihin may nilaglag si Erap na isa sa UNA? As usual, Erap is a confused man!

  • Hellomr

    Kung ang nag endorse sa tatlo ay isang convicted plunderer ano ang saysay nito iba Sero….walang moral authority……

  • prince_janus

    Ang gahaman sa kapangyarihan ay nagsasalita na naman! Nakanganga na naman ang mga kampon ng kadiliman. Walang kwenta ang endorsement ng isang convicted plunderer, babaero, lasenggero, sugarol at hari ng mga gambling lords. Manigas ka Erap sa endorsement mo!

  • Guest

    Walang iwanan sa
    magkaibigan na Alan Cayetano at smuggling king Boy Valenzuela

  • Beguine

    Erap seems not to know it yet, but he will get another big licking
    in his bid to become Manila mayor.

    Manilenos are not so stupid as to vote for him.

    Erap thinks he still has some political clout. After the May election, he will
    at last realize he’s finished and through in local politics.

  • Jack Phalaphitac

    He can endorse anybody till eternity, but this endorser should never, never be endorsed. Enough of the pests in our society.

  • catmanjohn

    Never trust this dangerous evil clown ESTRADA, a thief and murderer. He is clever enough to say the right things now, but once he gets his hands on money and power, he will be up to his same old tricks. Let him do the good deeds he needs to redeem himself as a private citizen. Do NOT be fooled.

  • Jay Alvin Madrigal

    so is the endorsement of erap a good thing or what? hmmmm. i’m torn.

  • lex

    ERAP para sa MAHIRAP, sasanayin nya ang Pilipino sa HIRAP. Lalong padadamihin ang MAHIHIRAP sa PINAS!. Kung gusto lalong MAGHIRAP, iboto si ERAP!

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