Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Give others a chance, Erap told
MANILA, Philippines – Deposed president Joseph Estrada should give other presidential candidates a chance in the 2010 elections, an official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) said today.
Reacting to reports that Estrada can and may still run in next year's polls, CBCP president and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo urged the former chief executive to let others instead.
"Be like Presidents Cory Aquino and Fidel Ramos who will act as a kind of adviser and even ‘tutor’ to the newly elected president. This is a very rare and extraordinary office and he has already tested it," Lagdameo said.
Estrada was removed from office in 2001 following charges of graft and corruption. -