I’ve campaigned for my dad in every election since I was born and I can definitely say that his latest entry into the fray is the most consuming and most hard-fought. It was my dad’s first local race in about 30 years so it was a huge adjustment for him and the entire team to shift gears from a national standpoint. It was now more than simply going to places to conduct a motorcade and a rally, but much focus […]
Deprived of sleepiness, I was checking out old films of our dad and FPJ on YouTube and was genuinely surprised to have chanced upon the video posted below. It was shown during our dad’s 75th birthday party last April and was an absolute tear-jerker. I had been waiting to share it online, specially to our family friends who didn’t get to join us that night so here it is. Big ups to Ate Jackie for coming up with a remarkable tribute!
“Nakikita ko ang Maynila bilang capital city of the Philippines, nao-overtake na ng Makati, Quezon City, lahat ng mga karatig lungsod. Supposedly, yung Maynila ang show window ng ating bansa pero ano ang nangyayari? Mukhang nagdedetiriorate. Dapat siguro magkaroon ng vision ang alkalde diyan, magkaroon ng urban renewal, pagandahin ulit yung Maynila.” -Joseph Estrada, April 2012 It was June last year when someone first asked me if my father (not Lolo), Joseph Estrada was planning to run for mayor of […]
Around 15 hours after arriving in Manila (from London) last Tuesday night, I headed to Macau with the fam for three days before going to Hong Kong for the rest of Holy Week. It was a good call to spend it there since the Christian holidays coincided with the Chinese version of All Soul’s Day this year so there was less congestion in Macau and HK since a lot of people went back to Mainland China.
(In case you haven’t, and to do away with all the “hello-blogging-world-first-entry” bullcrap, do check out the “About” page of the site. Yeah buddy) I just turned 22 a couple of days ago and I gotta say, so far it feels a lot like being 21. For reals. But what was different about turning a year older this time around was that it was my first birthday away from home. (All together now: “Aww!”) Yeah, I’ve been based in London […]