Estrada aims to win, not just compete
Posted by akosistella on April 12, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—Former president Joseph Estrada welcomed the experts’ view recognizing him as the third contender in a presidential election that has become a three-cornered clash but the once ousted leader said he does not simply aim to compete but also win.
Never mind that it would be a tight race this time compared to when he easily won the presidency in 1998 with the biggest margin ever in Philippine history.
“I’m a risk taker, okay? Like in the movies, I always play the underdog but I always win in the end,” said the former action star in an interview with reporters during a campaign rally in Malabon late Saturday night.
Campaign contributions evade Estrada
MANILA, Philippines—Former president Joseph Estrada may have drawn the attention of analysts as a serious contender in what has supposedly become a three-way presidential fight but the campaign contributions that poured during his first and easily successful shot at the presidency in 1998 continues to evade him in 2010.
Estrada answered no when asked whether the steady rise in his survey ratings since the start of the election period in February has resulted in similar increase in contributions as the campaign winds down in a few weeks.
“Perhaps those will come in when we become second place,” Estrada told the Philippine Daily Inquirer after his campaign rally in Malabon late Saturday night.