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JOSEPH EJERCITO ESTRADA
Jose Ejercito y Marcelo was born at 8:25 PM on April 19, 1937 at Manuguit Maternity Hospital (now known as Amisola Maternity Hospital) in Tondo, an urban district of Manila.
He was 8th of 10 children. Estrada's father, Emilio Ejercito, was a government engineer. His mother was named Maria Marcelo. Joseph's parents were wealthy landowners.
Estrada received his primary education at Ateneo de Manila University.
After graduating, he enrolled in engineering courses at the Mapua Institute of Technology. To his parents' grave disappointment, Estrada dropped out after three years and he was the only one of his siblings not to receive a college diploma.
1967-1984: San Juan, Philippines Mayor
1987-1992: Senator of the Philippines
1992-1998: Vice President of the Philippines
1998- April 25,2001: President of the Philippines
April 25, 2001- October of 2007 : Arrested on charges of plunder sue to political policy controversies and issues
2010: R an for president again but came in second to Benigno Aquino III
May 2012: Had intentions to run for Mayor of Manila, Philippines in the 2013 elections
2013-Present: Manila, Philippines Mayor
The Presidency of Joseph Ejercito Estrada in the Philippines spanned for 31 months from June 30, 1998 to January 20, 2001.
He was elected President of the Republic in the May 11, 1998 national elections.
With almost 11-million Filipinos writing his name on the ballot, his margin of victory was the biggest ever registered in Philippine electoral history.
A line from his speech, "Walang kaibigan, walang kumpare, walang kamag-anak", was a stern warning against anyone who would attempt to undermine his administration with influence-peddling.
Ordered the removal of all sovereign guarantees on contracts for public projects which would require the sovereign Filipino people to assume the financial losses of private companies doing business with the government.
Until January 20, 2001, he did not sign a single government contract with a sovereign guarantee.
The immediate relief of corrupt officials in the military and police hierarchy.
A wide-ranging investigation of all government contracts
The investigation of suspected big-time tax evaders
Pro-poor program of government bore fruit in less than two years,
The Estrada administration undertook an aggressive housing program on a national basis, targeting low-cost homes for the poor.
Agriculture received greater priority,
To bring down the cost of medicine.
Foreign investments grew exponentially,
His reputation as a strongly nationalistic yet progressive president.
The Senate impeachment trial,
Ended abruptly in mid-January 2001 when prosecutors staged a walk-out after senators voted against the opening of a document which had no bearing whatsoever on the cases filed before the tribunal.
The second highest official of the land and her husband working secretly with this group and courting the military sector's support, things came to a head on 20 January 2001 with the:
Leave of absence filed by Joseph Estrada and
His temporary departure from Malacanang.
He was arrested at his San Juan home in the afternoon of April 25, 2001 on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by the Sandiganbayan for the crime of plunder filed by his political enemies.
Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999 (Republic Act No. 8749)
Incentives for Regional Headquarters of Foreign Multinationals (Republic Act No. 8756)
Retail Trade Liberalization Act (Republic Act No. 8762)
New General Banking Act (Republic Act No. 8791)
Electronic Commerce Act of 2000 (Republic Act No. 8792)
New Securities Act (Republic Act No. 8799)
Masa format on radio
Anti-crime Task Force
War against the MILF.
RP-US Visiting Forces Agreement
Third informal ASEAN summit
Subic Bay leadership dispute
Textbook scam intervention
The Philippine Daily Inquirer ads pullout
The Manila Times controversy
BW Resources scandal
PCSO funding controversy
Hot cars scandal
Building laws violation
Dacer-Corbito double murder case
Second envelope suppression
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