By: Elena Grace Flores
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada may have succeeded his reelection but he has learned a great lesson not to be too trusting. He had known that few of his close ties supported his enemies who were not happy with his changing plans thus diminishing his lead. He was supposed to endorse his former Vice Mayor to be the Mayor in 2016 – but Manila debts left him with still too many hanging projects to finish – the reason why he ran again and won.
There has been no confirmation though from Isko Moreno’s side if he went over the other fence during the recent election.
Erap also casually said thet they remain friends despite the rumors. He was sarcastic though and changed the subject into joking about why there’s no more durian in Davao – it’s because only star fruits are left or “balimbing” in vernacular.
Estrada’s running mate Honey Lacuna also won overwhelmingly over her rivals but Moreno did not make it to the top 12 of the senatea after running for Senator instead of Manila Mayor.
In the passing of this great lawyer, Atty. Serafin Cuevas, I want to voice out my appreciation to this wonderful person who defended ex-Chief Justice Corona from start to finish of the case. Although Corona did not win his struggle, you can really see in the hearings that Atty. Cuevas was very brilliant in what he do. It’s not the judgment that matters here. It’s the real personalities of the people involved that came to light during the proceedings. In the case of Atty. Serafin Cuevas, it is obvious that the man does not only have brilliance, but also the heart of a good defender. For sure, the result will be different if he was the judge for the case. Let’s celebrate his life:
By: Louis Bacani
The former SC justice was also one of the lawyers of former Pres. Joseph Estrada during his impeachment trial in 2001. http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2014/02/10/1288742/ex-sc-justice-corona-lawyer-serafin-cuevas-passes-away
Condolence to the loved ones of Atty. Serafin Cuevas… The Filipino public might have difference of opinions on what he believed in – but that’s life. He must be a role model for lawyers practicing their profession at the present time. He was blessed with good long years and served the public using his profession until his body can’t bear it anymore. May he have a wonderful holiday in his journey towards eternity!