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Will Erap run in 2010?

Manila, Philippines –

Top stories carried out in The Manila Times and The Daily Tribune included the reaction of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez to an Erap candidacy in the 2010 elections.

We know that Joseph Estrada had already served more than two years as president before being impeached and removed from office thus Gonzalez argued that he is no longer allowed to run for reelection based on the Constituion and as part presumably of the conditions he agreed to before being granted executive clemency by President Arroyo.

I dare say that this is a lame issue being addressed by Gonzalez. He is better off sticking to his duties in the Department of (In)Justice. Discussing such matters only gives Erap unnecessary media mileage and a venue to promulgate his political ambitions, or whatever is left of it. Two and a half years of Eraption err corruption is enough and I believe majority of Filipinos realized this already hence will not commit the same mistake of putting him back in power.

So, will Erap run in 2010? Well, it doesn’t matter, he won’t win anyway.

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2 responses

  1. In a manner commensurate to all, our top Constitutional lawyers argue that it is clearly a NO-NO for the former president.

    “Discussing such matters only gives Erap unnecessary media mileage and a venue to promulgate his political ambitions, or whatever is left of it.” – I think this is relative to the present socio-political condition. Sinasabing dehadista ang mga Pinoy. Kung sino ang naaapi siya ang iaaangat ng kalakhan. Minsan, sa mga ganitong pagkakataong nagiging daan pa ang media upang lalong umugong ang pangalan ng isa. PERO! Sana nga may pagkatuto na sa aral ng nakalipas.

    “Two and a half years of Eraption err corruption is enough and I believe majority of Filipinos realized this already hence will not commit the same mistake of putting him back in power.” – Yes yes, I hope so! Dahil kung hindi, parang nagduda na ko kung paano ba talaga mag-isip ang Pinoy.

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    November 21, 2008 at 2:06 pm

  2. *Dahil kung hindi, parang nagduda na ko kung paano ba talaga mag-isip ang Pinoy… sa mga isyung tulad nito.

    November 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm