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Joseph Estrada to run for Manila mayor but for one term only

May 9, 2012 11:30am

Former President Joseph Estrada will run for Manila mayor in the 2013 polls.

On Twitter on Wednesday, GMA News TV reporter Sandra Aguinaldo said Estrada said he will run for mayor of Manila but for one term only.
 
Aguinaldo quoted Estrada as saying: "Hanggang huling hininga ng buhay ko ay dito ako maglilingkod sa Maynila (Until my last breath, I will serve here in Manila)."
 
Estrada, 75, was born in Tondo, Manila in 1937.

He eventually became mayor of San Juan, and served as senator, vice president, and president. He was ousted as president in a revolt in 2001 amid charges of corruption.
 
Former President Joseph Estrada and Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno wave to the media as they drive off on board a modified jeepney from Estrada's home in San Juan to his new residence in Manila on Wednesday. Asti Flores
Before noon on Wednesday, Estrada received a festive welcome as he moved from his old house in San Juan to his new house in Sta. Mesa, Manila.

He has to live in Manila for at least one year before the May 2013 elections if he wants to be eligible for the post.

Radio dzBB's Carlo Mateo said the band played music as Estrada arrived aboard a modified passenger jeepney dubbed "Jeep ni Erap."

Inside the compound of Estrada's residence was a long table with food, for a boodle fight.

With Estrada as he travelled from his old house in San Juan to his new house at  589 Mangga Avenue in Altura, Sta. Mesa was actor and Manila Vice Mayor Francisco Domagoso also known by his screen name "Isko Moreno."

The new house that Estrada bought was used as a campaign headquarters by the late President Ramon Magsaysay in 1953. - VVP, GMA News
 


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