Disqualification complaint vs Estrada still on at SC

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Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The bid to block former President Joseph Estrada to run as mayor of Manila is not yet over.

This, after Atty. Alicia Risos-Vidal went to the Supreme Court questioning the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that dismissed with finality her disqualification complaint against the former president.

At the same time, Risos-Vidal also asked the high court to issue a temporary restraining order to the Comelec from implementing its decision.

In her petition, she insisted that Estrada’s conviction for plunder rendered him not qualified to run for public office.

Early this month, Comelec denied Risos-Vidal’s bid saying they already ruled on the same issue when they allowed Estrada to seek the presidency again in 2010.

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  • jpastor

    I hope SC would realize how serious this case is. If SC uphold’s Comelec’s decision it may become a precedent to all future candidates that are convicted of any crime.
    Erap must be disqualified!

    • patukar

      Kapag nanaig and petition sa Supreme Court at na disqulify si Erap maglulupasay lalo si Brilliantes! Sasabihin wala na talagang kapangyarihan ang Comelec mag decision ng pabalagbag.Hahaha!

      • Jane Tan

        Hmmm… well, in fair to Brillantes, Erap’s plunder case has nothing to do with Comelec :p

  • nes911

    No need to disqualify erap, he won’t win the mayoralty of manila anyway. He lags behind lim miles and miles away.

    • simondj

      correct,

    • kolambogan

      That’ exactly the reason why he keeps on running because of the reasoning that he will not win in an election, in stead of following the law that prohibits a convicted felon from holding any government or public positions for life by virtue of his transgression to the service itself, the country and people in general.

      The law must have to be obeyed, but some wise guys, his lawyers, political, movie and tv personality allies and paid henchmen in the Judiciary and Comelec always make a fool of the people and the law by always paving the way for Erap to run for public office on the flimsiest of reasons and arguments.

      Erap’s pardon of his crimes by an equally corrupt president does not distinguish his transgressions against the Filipino people and the country as a whole, hence he should not be allowed to hold any government position for the rest of his life. IT’S IN THE LAW (CRIMINAL LAW). By definition Erap is a criminal even if he was pardoned.

  • speaksoftlylove

    This is a hopeless case.

    The Supreme Court is on recess and will convene only after the elections. Perforce, this case cannot in anyway block Erap’s candidacy for Mayor of Manila. If Erap loses then the case becomes moot and academic. But if Erap wins then I am sure the case will be dismissed since winning the polls is tantamount to approval of the electorate which any court, even the Supreme Court can change because it is clearly a “political issue” and not a justiciable controversy. Our legal system is pregnant with this jurisprudence.

    No choice Dirty Harry, mangampanya ka na lang ng matino.

    • speaksoftlylove

      cannot change instead of “can change.”

  • Hellomr

    Kung e require kay erap na kumuha ng NBI clearance duon bagsak na siya…siempre NASA record niya sa NBI convicted plunderer… Kaya nga trabaho required kang kumuha ng NBI at kung may roon kang record na masama ligot hindi ka na makahanap ng kahit anong trabaho…

    • txtman

      WAG KANG MAG-ALALA
      NEXT NA MAKUKULONG AY SI PENOY
      AFTER HIS TERM
      THAT IS KUNG MATATAPOS NIYA
      KASI MAY CANCER NA SIYA
      BUTI NGA SA KANYA
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHA

      • concern_filipino

        TXTMAN, only idiots come in defense of a convicted plunderer who done nothing decent during his time. A convicted felon should not be allowed to hold any government post. For people who support him all these times, you are one of a kind. No morality. Nakakahiya kayo. Correction to that dahil wala naman kayong hiya!

      • simondj

        their god is their belly, their glory is their shame, their destiny is destruction, ikaw, gusto mo bang sumama sa destruction ni erap?

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    This is a prime example of our poor justice system.
    Erap is a convicted Plunderer and should be disqualified to run again in public office in every place of the world. Money can really buy everything including the Judges.

    • txtman

      CONVICTED BY A KANGAROO COURT
      AHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

      • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

        If Kangaroo court why he did not file a case in the Court of Appeals and the SC? Kawawa ka naman nagpapaloko ka pa sa adulterer, lasengo, sugarol at magnanakaw. Kung kaya nya lokohin asawa nya ikaw pa kaya di lokohin?

      • Cool LahgotzMO

        TOMPAK ! ME TAMA KA RIN ALING GLORIA :)

      • simondj

        iyon na nga ehhh,, kanggaroo court palang convicted na,,, eh kung mga people of God o mga Godly people eh di lalo na. alam mo txtman, marami sa atin mag kababayan handa ibigay kanila ariarian pati na buhay sa gawain ng Diyos,,, pero si erap iba. okay?

  • Cool LahgotzMO

    Kaya balahura itong si ERAP dahil alam nya na mga balahura din ang mga nakaupo.

    ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES !

    • simondj

      tama ang sinabi mo,,

  • Gloria Wheelchairroyo

    UNArroyo party leaders and senatoriables are an alliance of adulterer, plunderer, murderer, election cheat and criminals. If an official can cheat his wife surely they can cheat and steal from other people.
    I believe Pope Francis will not endorse anyone from UNArroyo party.
    But Velarde and CBCP endorse them in exchange of money and Pajeros. No wonder the Catholics in the Philippines are losing their faith.

    • avmphil

      The facts are clear. Pope Francis, please note.

  • commentator

    I think the supreme court should just let comelec decide this cases and not accept any more of this. They are deciding everything as if they know everything and can handle everything from murder, election, land cases etc.

    • avmphil

      You are correct.No constructive co-ordination between the system.

    • simondj

      tao lang po ang mga justices natin,,, pwedeng takotin, pwedeng magkamali at pwede rin suhulan, kaya nga ang sabi ni Jesus Christ, in this world there is no justice,,, therefore bring your complain to God, who is the just and the justifier of all.

  • UrHONOR

    Bat op kors! Para na ding naglagay ng PUSA sa haula ng ibon ang pagpapakawala kay erap d’krrp…..lalo na kung mabalik pa sa pwesto at magkaroon ng pagkakataon ng pangungulimbat, AYOS at YARI na naman si Juan sa bahayn.

    Motive and Opportunity ….mahigpit na ka-alyado ni erap d’krrrp.

  • avmphil

    Just can’t figure it out with our Politicians. Talking about this Ex President Mr Estrada in this instance. He got his perks, and the relaxation he needs is ever present, than what else?
    Is he looking for a quick “vendetta” against his enemies who crushed him from his reputation? Is it that “once more” power chase. His enemies pushed him into the rut, cause he got swayed. And paid a heavy price though he was pardon. Hope he takes his stride and rest. He is still a hero when flashback movies are concern, not in reality.

  • mewo_meow

    mag esep-esep ng maigi. pinatalsik na si erap noon dahil sa corruption, ibabalik niyo pa ba sa kapangyarihan? esep-esep…

  • simondj

    you shall not use the word of God in vain,,, hayaan ninyo na si erap,, palagay ko, kaya napatalsik siya ay dahil ginamit niya ang salita ng Diyos sa walang kuwentang bagay. AKO ANG PANGINOON MONG DIYOS, HUWAG MO AKONG SUBUKAN,,, erap verson,, HUWAG NINYO AKONG SUBUKAN,, in his inaggural speech.

    • kontra_boohaya

      e kaso sinubukan siya ni chavit. yan schumavbit tuloy

  • imongredneck

    The best way and perhaps the only to remove this convicted felon from the political scene is to reject him, his family, and his candidates in the polls.

  • wawa2172

    Erap must be disqualified from running as mayor of manila because of his criminal record as an ex-convict and his candidacy run smacked with his padon that state na di na siys makakatakbo sa any public elected position.

  • Brax82

    What’s the purpose of posting news like this na alam naman nating walang mangyayare kase ma pera sila… Anu toh, para kunware umiiral pa batas natin? Pathetic!

  • imnotstupid

    This leaves you to conclude that anybody can be allowed to be a candidate basta malakas sa Comelec…Estrada, Singsons, the Marcoses, the Arroyos etc…kay hindi umuunlad ang Pilipinas dahil palakasan, mga magkumpare diyan, ninong, ninang. mga “mayayaman” kahit nakaw lang ang pera…Kung wala kang connection wala kang chance… lalo na kung wala kang pera…

  • brunogiordano

    DAPAT TAMA!

    DISQUALIFY ang CONVICTED MANDARAMBONG!!!!

    huwag iboto ang ANAK ng CONVICTED MANDARAMBONG.

    DAPAT TAMA!

  • Horst Manure

    Only in the Philippines could a bank robber be a branch manager, until common sense is allowed to work here nothing will change, the judiciary will take yrs to conclude a case because they can’t work out a fast conclusion means people can get on with their lives.

  • lolong.buwaya

    hehehehe na pardon siya ni GMA at pinayagan na siyang kumandidato uli as “PERSIDENT” heheheheh kaya malabo ng ma deskuwalipay yan… bahala na ang mga botante ng Maynila kung sino ang iboboto nila….eto ang magandang abangan.. malapittt naaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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