21 Nov '11, 12pm

Ex-Philippine president Estrada vindicated by Arroyo's arrest: MANILA: Former President Joseph Estrada can't hel...

Ex-Philippine president Estrada vindicated by Arroyo's arrest: MANILA: Former President Joseph Estrada can't hel...

MANILA: Former President Joseph Estrada can't help but feel vindicated. His successor, Mrs Gloria Arroyo, sent him to jail 10 years ago, and she's now under hospital arrest on charges of electoral fraud. "I was removed unconstitutionally. They conspired to remove me. I wish her speedy recovery so that she can face all the charges against her. She should be courageous enough to face all the charges," said Mr Estrada. Both former presidents were arrested shortly after stepping down from power, but he said that's where the similarity ends. "The big difference is that during my time when I was incarcerated, there were big rallies against the government for incarcerating me. Now that she is being incarcerated, it's the people who are supporting the government," said Mr Estrada. "When you are charged, you must be brave enough to show that you are innocent. That is why when I was...

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