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The 25th anniversary of my 50th birthday,” quipped Joseph Ejercito Estrada at program’s end, last Thursday night, April 19, at the Le Pavillion, on Roxas Boulevard. It was a huge crowd that gathered to celebrate with him, an assortment of family and friends, a grand mix of the loyal, the not-so-loyal and the pretending-to-be-loyal, the mga nakinabang and the mga umaasa pa ring makinabang.
But what a guest list, headed by President Noynoy Aquino, Vice-president Jojo Binay, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Speaker Sonny Belmonte, former Speaker Joe de Venecia, Senators Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Ed Angara, Tito Sotto, Greg Honasan, Serge Osmeña III, Bong Revilla, Bong-Bong Marcos, former Senators Ernie Maceda, Nikki Coseteng and Kit Tatad — I’m sure there were more senators and congressmen, I list only those I saw, or remember seeing.
Offhand, former Erap Cabinet members Liling Briones, Titoy Pardo, Lenny de Jesus, Eki Cardenas, the brothers Ronnie and Manny Zamora, lawyers Frank Chavez and Opap Villonco, P-Noy’s sisters Ballsy Cruz and Pinky Abellada, Tony Boy Cojuangco and Gretchen Barretto, RC Constantino Jr. and wife Dudee, Susan Roces, Marichu Maceda, MTRCB Chairman Grace Poe-Llamanzares and husband Neil, Danny Dolor, Ricky Lo, Ronald Constantino, Tirso Cruz III and wife Lyn, Sunday lunch regulars Dean Amado Valdez and wife Nelly, Ka Imon Cuevas and wife Ka Anita, former Mindoro Rep. Ricardo Quintos, the Ejercito siblings, of course —.... MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune