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Still on Joseph Ejercito Estrada NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 04/24/2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Still on Joseph Ejercito Estrada

NO HOLDS BARRED
Armida Siguion-Reyna
04/24/2012
There’s an entirely enjoyable 75-page last section of the coffee table book “Erap, Destiny & Legacy,” Jackie Ejercito Lopez lovingly put together as a birthday gift for her father. It includes Erap’s own “Random Thoughts, at 75,” Renato Constantino Jr.’s “Random thoughts on a not so random man,” Pilarica Marcelo Ejercito’s “Random thoughts of an older sister,” and Loi Pimentel Ejercito’s “Random thoughts regarding the birthday boy.”

I’d always thought the man to be a mama’s pet, but no. As his sister Pil says: “Joseph was a Papa’s boy, through and through. There were times I thought he was annoying Mama on purpose. But, Papa? Hardly. Almost never. With Papa, Joseph always made an effort to please.”

I’m cutting out some paragraphs for lack of space, but here you can still easily see how tenderly the former president pays tribute to his father, as told to Bibeth Orteza:.... MORE

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