The last time Former President Joseph Estrada figured in a controversial conversation was during the silly height of the Other CD. The premier CD is the Hello Garci masterpiece. The Other CD is the supposed conversation of Estrada giving go-signal to Panfilo Lacson to assasinate Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Fidel Ramos. Who exposed the Assasination Plot of the Century? Who else but Chavit Singson.
Now its Hello Erap.
Supposedly, the ousted leader talked to a government official (the proverbial Mike Defensor) to decrease the winning chances of his best buddy Fernando Poe Jr in the last elections.
Forgive me but I noticed a scripted drama (or comedy) in the making.
I could always say why only expose it now. But that was the same argument given to us by logic expert Eduardo Ermita when the Hello Garci CD came out.
1. What would Estrada gain if his friend lost the elections?
2. Why must it be Mike Defensor again? Tol always figure in controversies. Don't you think that it's a bit convenient to include his name since he lost the senatorial elections. Sa madaling salita patapon na ang reputasyon niya at pwedeng-pwedeng sirain.
3. Why are Gringo Honasan and Tito Sotto enlightened by the incident while staunch FPJ loyalists Jojo Binay and Chiz Escudero disgusted? Dear me! I know one die-hard FPJ supporters who cannot stomached the presence of Sotto duing the campaign. In her own words, 'masyadong mabait si FPJ ayaw pa rin maniwala na ginagago siya ni Sotto.' Gringo? Well... he's now a free man. Bakit kaya? Hmmm...
It's a pity that we do not account the power of intuition.
The act or faculty of knowing or sensing without the use of rational processes; immediate cognition.
Knowledge gained by the use of this faculty; a perceptive insight.
A sense of something not evident or deducible; an impression.
Whose intuition? Susan Roces.
The widow has the uncanny ability of subtle public digs and criticism (not once but twice speech not included)against people who have betrayed his late husband.
1. She did not support Tito Sotto, Gringo Honasan, Tessie Oreta, and Edgardo Angara in the last elections. The four personalities are the core campaign team of the Poe. Check your old Newsbreak issues for further evidence.
2. She remains in contact with the former president and even visited his Tanay farm. Check your past Yes magazine issues for further evidence. If you read Yes. I do.
This Saturday, the Eternal Movie Queen (as Ricky Lo described her) will be celebrating her birthday. I don't know if she will find the issue funny. But one thing is for sure Gringo Honasan and company will not be part of her birthday special in her TV show.
But Chiz Escudero is part of her entourage.
Hello Erap: FAKE or NOT?
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo: FAKE or NOT?
What do you think?
Note: photo was respectfully taken from Susan Roces Yahoogroups.