Erap seeks vindication as Manila Mayor, Gibo lost election but won credibility
By the way, this writer wishes to share news received from a high-ranking incumbent government official who told me that Estrada is planning to make an unprecedented and historic run in 2013 as mayor of Manila city versus Mayor Alfredo Lim. Erap’s running-mate will reportedly be former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza.
Why would a former president run for city mayor? The government official replied to me that Erap still wants vindication in history from those he believes unjustly removed him from power in 2001.
Erap reportedly also wants to settle scores with Mayor Lim whom he previously supported in his mayoralty run. Erap reportedly also wants to showcase his leadership capabilities and pro-poor advocacy by governing the Philippines’ most famous capital city.