Joseph “Erap” Estrada: Opposition’s presidential standard-bearer in 2010?

Are Filipinos willing to push Erap back to Malacanang in 2010? This is ridiculous.

But the opposition is seriously and shamelessly considering the former President, Joseph “Erap” Estrada as the unifying candidate for the united opposition in 2010 presidential elections. report reads: Former senator Ernesto Maceda said five of six opposition presidentiables are willing to give up their ambition and allow Estrada to run again in 2010.

The opposition presidentiables, Maceda noted, include Senators Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero, Manuel Villar, Mar Roxas, and Panfilo Lacson and Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay. While he said five of them would be willing to give way to Estrada, he did not say who has not expressed intent to do so.

It was not also mentioned who among the six presidentiables will continue to run.

I do not know how opposition leaders got nerve to consider Erap as strong presidential bet in 2010. I do not know how the idea that Filipino people still likes Erap as the next president.

We’ve been there. Erap was already there and he had not proven his worth as the nation’s leader. In fact, he put more shame than anything else. Will we want a convicted plunderer to lead us again? NO WAY!

If the main purpose of the opposition is to defeat an administration candidate, then I should say that the opposition just want to get the throne back.

But first, before talking of having Erap again, the opposition must remember that Erap can no longer run for president.

Erap can aspire but he cannot run as president in 2010. The constitution remains as “the main stumbling block” of Erap.

Never again!

I believe I have, we have, enough reasons to say, never again for Joseph Estrada. I have no personal grudges against the former president but I think it is just for me to say “never again” for Estrada.

9 thoughts on “Joseph “Erap” Estrada: Opposition’s presidential standard-bearer in 2010?

  1. This is the most ridiculing ideas the oppsition eve had. They just think that because President Gloria Arroyo has a very poor popularity and trust ratings, everybody would go to opposition. That’s bullshit! Whatever happens to the present administration, groups who ousted Erap remain firm and solid and would NOT SAY SORRY to him. Laugh!!!!!!

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  3. i beleive in justice… but the less fortunate the poor cannot compete with the people in power… justice for the poorR? impossible..

  4. Yes,,

    let’s support erap to finished his pro-poor plans that were stopped by power hungry people. Lets show the truth that erap is innocent and not corrupt like the present administration…IF HE HAD MISTAKE,,IT’S BCOZ HE ACCEPTED GIFTS FROM GAMBLING LORDS…that’s not corruption..

    **If we look at history, philippines was better off when aguinaldo started leading the country until marcos time..we were even 2nd in asia..but since the so called hero started,, from CORY AQUINO-FIDEL V.RAMOS–GLORIA ARROYO…look what happened to our economy honestly…it was sinking and sinking governed by so-called self-righteous/self-declared morals/school educated…and even harvard graduates…..maybe this is the only hope we can be governed by someone who truly will serve for the sake of serving..

  5. those who vote for JDV in 1998 elections will say never again for erap…but those who voted for erap in 1998 elections will say…ERAP FOREVER 🙂

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