Estrada vows to make Manila ‘a better city’

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JosephEstrada2013Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, who has been declared mayor of Manila after May 13’s mid-term election, said that all of his voters “have shown that they want to see the rebirth of Manila as the Queen City of the Pacific, the Pearl of the Orient,” according to a statement he gave to the Philippine Information Agency.

Estrada garnered 338,004 votes against his opponent, incumbent mayor Alfredo Lim’s 304,595 votes.

“This is both a challenge and a full weight of responsibility hanging over all our shoulders, mine especially, and of the set of officials that have been elected into office,” Estrada said.

“The challenge to make Manila great again is not an easy task. The work and resources needed to do that is as stormy as the turbulent waters of historic Manila Bay. You have voted to support me and to work with me, and that is the great start of a journey to make Manila deserving of its historic and political importance for the entire Philippine archipelago,” the former President added.

Meanwhile, it turned out the province of Camarines Sur in Luzon will have the youngest governor ever. Miguel Villafuerte, member of the regionally influential Villafuerte clan, topped the race for governor. He is just 23 years old.

Detailed results of the Philippine mid-term elections can be seen here.

 

 

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Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, who has been declared mayor of Manila after May 13’s mid-term election, said that all of his voters “have shown that they want to see the rebirth of Manila as the Queen City of the Pacific, the Pearl of the Orient,” according to a statement he gave to the Philippine Information Agency.

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JosephEstrada2013Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, who has been declared mayor of Manila after May 13’s mid-term election, said that all of his voters “have shown that they want to see the rebirth of Manila as the Queen City of the Pacific, the Pearl of the Orient,” according to a statement he gave to the Philippine Information Agency.

Estrada garnered 338,004 votes against his opponent, incumbent mayor Alfredo Lim’s 304,595 votes.

“This is both a challenge and a full weight of responsibility hanging over all our shoulders, mine especially, and of the set of officials that have been elected into office,” Estrada said.

“The challenge to make Manila great again is not an easy task. The work and resources needed to do that is as stormy as the turbulent waters of historic Manila Bay. You have voted to support me and to work with me, and that is the great start of a journey to make Manila deserving of its historic and political importance for the entire Philippine archipelago,” the former President added.

Meanwhile, it turned out the province of Camarines Sur in Luzon will have the youngest governor ever. Miguel Villafuerte, member of the regionally influential Villafuerte clan, topped the race for governor. He is just 23 years old.

Detailed results of the Philippine mid-term elections can be seen here.

 

 

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