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Erap-Binay camps welcome military, police votes 05/31/2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Erap-Binay camps welcome military, police votes


Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) presidential candidate former President Joseph Estrada and his vice presidential bet, Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, yesterday expressed elation over the recent results of the local absentee voting that included the military and the police establishments as well as teachers, who gave the tandem the biggest number of votes.

According to former Rep. J V Bautista, who now serves as Binay’s spokesman, the vote of confidence from the police and the military for Estrada and Binay is a clear sign of the trust and support by the men and women in uniform, as well as the teachers, for the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino candidates.

“The victory obtained by Erap and Binay in the local absentee voting is a clear expression of the trust and support that the two leaders enjoy among our men in uniform,” Bautista said yesterday.

Estrada got 8,770 votes while Binay got 12,995 votes. 

Estrada was generally liked by the military and it was known even as he was ousted, that the rank and file in the military had nothing to do with his ouster in January 2001.

The coup d’etat against Estrada was plotted by then Vice President Gloria Arroyo, the elite civil society, including the Catholic bishops led by the late Jaime Cardinal Sin, along with the military generals, led by then Armed Forces chief of staff Angelo Reyes, who had called his service commander and convinced them to withdraw support from their commander in chief, then sitting President Estrada.... MORE    
SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20100531hed5.html


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