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  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo attend Liberal Party meeting in San Juan today with Mar Roxas. about 1 hour ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo say no one has asked them to run as Roxas’ vice pres’l bet. about 1 hour ago |
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  • Pampanga to experience power interruptions on Thursday. 6 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says Binay’s ‘True State of the Nation’ or ‘TSONA’ reflects the real performance of the Aquino gov’t. 6 hours ago |
  • De Lima says DOJ has no evidence that will pin down House members to the alleged BBL payoff. 6 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Radovan says their CCTVs store only 5 days worth of videos before these are automatically erased by the system. 6 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Nicasio Radovan says CCTVs in Batasan Complex have no recording of alleged BBL payoff last May 25, 26 & 27. 6 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano says Binay should release his ‘true SALN’ instead of delivering a counter-SONA. 6 hours ago |
  • DOTC Sec. Abaya hits back at Binay & says the VP does not understand the root cause of the MRT problem. 6 hours ago |
  • Comelec says the planned extension of campaign period will prevent candidates from abusing the election rules. 23 hours ago |
  • Comelec considers the extension of campaign period for local candidates from current 45 days to 120 days. 23 hours ago |
  • Comelec mulls the extension of campaign period from current 90 days to 120 days for national candidates. 23 hours ago |
  • Abad says Sec. Mar Roxas will step down once Pres. Aquino has found his replacement at the DILG. 23 hours ago |
  • Binay says more Filipinos have become poor & are experiencing hunger after 5 years under the Aquino administration. 23 hours ago |
  • Binay enumerated the alleged dismal gov’t response during the tragedies in Luneta, Zamboanga, Mamasapano & Tacloban during ‘Yolanda.’ 23 hours ago |
  • Abad says Binay had clapped his hands for the Aquino administration when he was part of it for the last 4 years. 23 hours ago |
  • Binay says MRT, BBL and DAP symbolize the huge failures of the Aquino administration. 23 hours ago |
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Erap: Last hurrah in Manila

By Gigi Munoz-David | May. 13, 2013 at 12:02am
Former President Joseph Estrada saves his final salvo to boost Manila, banking on his experience as San Juan mayor for 17 years.

“This is my last hurrah, I would like to spend the remaining years of my political career to serve and bring economic growth to the place where I was born,” he said. “My heart belongs to Manila and I would do my best to exceed the expectations of Manilenos.”

At 76, he says he will be doing a political feat of a mayor becoming a president and mayor again today.

“If I did it in San Juan, I can do it here in Manila,” he said, claiming the support of the religous bloc composed of Iglesia ni Cristo, El Shaddai, Jesus is Lord Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Baptist Ministries, Philippine Independent Church, and Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ 4th Watch, among others.

Born in Tondo, Estrada knows how tough city life is inside and out.

“The peace and order situation in San Juan was not that good,” he said, looking back to 1969 when he became town executive.

He said investors wanted a stable place to do business which he has put in his must-do list for the country’s capital.

Besides education, close to his heart are the homeless which prompted him to relocate some 1,800 squatter families out of San Juan to Taytay, Rizal, at no cost to the beneficiaries.

Will he do the same to Manila folk?

Estrada vowed in city-housing for informal settlers with access to schools, electricity, clean water and livelihood.
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