Archive for the ‘Joseph Estrada’ Category

27
Nov
Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito kept himself busy yesterday, not with affairs of Laguna where he is the provincial governor, but in shooting a movie that he reportedly wants to enter in the Metro Manila Film Festival at the end of the year. His more famous uncle, former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, has said Ejercito is likely to bow to a Supreme Court ruling affirming his ouster as governor for overspending in the 2013 campaign. Read more [...]

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27
Nov
MANILA, Philippines - Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada will declare a four-day holiday in the city during the visit of Pope Francis from Jan. Read more [...]

27
Nov
MANILA, Philippines - The transfer of the oil depot in Pandacan could lead to higher fuel prices due to increased transportation and delivery costs, Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla warned yesterday. Petilla, however, said it would be up to the big three oil companies to decide if they would pass on the added costs to consumers. Read more [...]

27
Nov
MANILA: Voting 12-0, the Supreme Court (SC) has affirmed the ouster of a nephew of former Philippine president and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada as the governor of Laguna province in Southern Luzon for overspending in the May 2013 election.In its decision, the SC ruled that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) did not commit grave abuse of discretion in ordering the disqualification of Emilio Ramon Ejercito as the Laguna governor.On May 1, lawyer Sixto Brilliantes, the Comelec chairman, announced the disqualification of Ejercito for violating the country’s election laws particularly overspending following the filing of a complaint against him from his political opponent.Brilliantes said Ejercito, a former actor who carried the screen name of George Estregan, was confirmed in an exhaustive investigation to have spent more than five times the campaign spending ceiling imposed on a local candidate in the 2013 polls.In announcing Ejercito’s disqualification, Briilliantes disclosed it was “the first time (for the Comelec) to see a direct violation of the campaign finance rule on overspending.”Brilliantes also disputed Ejercito’s claim that politics was behind his ouster, pointing out that Comelec was also investigating complaints of overspending by winners in the 2013 election including local officials such as mayors belonging to the ruling Liberal Party of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.But in a separate interview, Estrada insisted that his nephew was the victim of politics, saying: “There is no politician who does not overspend during the election. It is just saddening that ER (as his nephew is more popularly known by his constituents) was singled out.”Estrada himself is also facing a disqualification complaint filed by a lawyer who questioned before the Supreme Court the legality of his victory as the Manila mayor in 2013 polls.Estrada won over his erstwhile friend and political ally Alfredo Lim who sought reelection as the mayor of Manila. Read more [...]

26
Nov
MANILA, Philippines–Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has approved the filing of forfeiture proceedings in the Sandiganbayan against former Justice Secretary Hernando “Nani” Perez to recover $2 million given to him by businessman Mark Jimenez to allegedly stop his harassment during the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Read more [...]

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26
Nov
MANILA, Philippines–Citing the need to remove—not just reduce—the risk faced by residents in the area, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered anew the relocation of the Pandacan oil depot in Manila as it gave the “Big 3” oil companies 45 days to submit a relocation plan which should be implemented within six months. In a 10-2 vote, the high tribunal declared Manila City Ordinance 8187 unconstitutional and invalid. Read more [...]

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26
Nov
The last week of November was declared as National Week for the Gifted and Talented by former President and incumbent Manila mayor Joseph Estrada through Presidential Proclamation No. Read more [...]

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26
Nov
MANILA, Philippines - Voting unanimously, the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday upheld the Commission on Elections (Comelec)’s ouster of Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito as governor of Laguna. Read more [...]

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26
Nov
The Manila city government is prepared to secure Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January next year, former President and incumbent Mayor Joseph Estrada said. A report on GMA News' Unang Balita on Wednesday said Estrada is also eyeing a two-day holiday in the city during the papal visit.Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines from Jan. Read more [...]

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26
Nov
MANILA, Philippines–Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada said on Tuesday that he was “happy” with the Supreme Court’s decision ordering the transfer of the Pandacan oil depot to a new location since it would eliminate the danger it posed to the community. According to him, the ruling complemented his own intention to have the area which sits in the middle of six barangays (villages), cleared of the oil facility. Read more [...]

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