Estrada comes back as Manila mayor

MANILA, May 15 (UPI) -- Former Philippines President Joseph Estrada has been elected mayor of Manila, pipping a former presidential rival to the post.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Filipino President Aquino visits MILF camp

MANILA, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- In a sign of trust, Filipino President Benigno Aquino has visited a Moro Islamic Liberation Front camp.

Police among dead in gambling shootout

MANILA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Three police officers and three soldiers are among 13 armed people killed during a shootout with security forces in a street in Quezon City.

Manila maintains anti-corruption drive

MANILA, Philippines, July 2 (UPI) -- The Philippines has made progress against corruption in political life but more work is needed to keep the momentum going, President Benigno Aquino 3rd said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 10, 2012.
By United Press International

Calls for TV coverage of Arroyo trial

MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Politicians are pressing for the vote-rigging trial of former Philippines President Gloria Arroyo be conducted under the glare of television lights.

Aquino apologizes to Estrada -- or not

MANILA, Philippines, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Corazon Aquino has upset some allies by apologizing to another former president of the Philippines, Joseph Estrada, officials said.

Philippines ex-minister charged with graft

MANILA, Philippines, April 16 (UPI) -- A Philippines official Wednesday endorsed filing charges against a former justice secretary and his wife in a $2 million extortion case, lawmakers said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2008.
By United Press International

Rally calls for Philippines Arroyo to quit

MANILA, Philippines, Feb. 29 (UPI) -- Thousands rallied in Manila Friday in a religion-tinged protest calling for Philippines President Gloria de Arroyo to resign, it was reported.

Ex-Philippine President Estrada pardoned

MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Thursday granted former President Joseph Estrada executive clemency, sparing him prison for corruption.

No pardon yet for convicted president

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Convicted former Philippines President Joseph Estrada met Tuesday with Ronaldo Puno, minister for of the interior and local, to discuss a possible pardon.

Former president found guilty of plunder

MANILA, Philippines, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- An anti-graft court in the Philippines Wednesday found former president and movie star Joseph Estrada guilty of plundering, reports said.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, April 4, 2007.
By United Press International
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Joseph "Erap" Ejercito Estrada (born Jose Marcelo Ejercito on 19 April 1937) was the 13th President of the Philippines, serving from 1998 until 2001. Estrada was the only president to have resigned from office and was the first person in the Post-EDSA era to be elected both to the presidency and vice-presidency.

Estrada gained popularity as a film actor, playing the lead role in over 100 films in an acting career spanning 33 years. He leveraged his popularity as an actor to make gains in politics, serving as mayor of San Juan for seventeen years, as Senator for one term, then as Vice President of the Philippines under the administration of President Fidel Ramos.

Estrada was elected President in 1998 with a wide margin of votes separating him from the other challengers, and was sworn into the presidency on June 30, 1998. In 2000 he declared an "all-out-war" against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and captured its headquarters and other camps. However, allegations of corruption spawned an impeachment trial in the Senate, and in 2001 Estrada was ousted from a power grab after former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. allowed the prosecution to walk out of the impeachment court when the Senator Judges voted no in the opening of the second envelope which is not part of the impeachment complaint.

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