Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ex-president Joseph Estrada acquired brand new helicopter

He has not officially declared that he is running for presidential election in 2010, but the former president purchased a new helicopter that he said is going to be delivered next month.

Will he run or not ? If he does not run, will he anoint Jejomar Binay, the mayor of Makati?

This is the excerpt of the news:

MANILA, Philippines -- Soon, Joseph Estrada will be stumping the country on a spanking new $1.6-million helicopter --but like President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, he is keeping the nation guessing on his political plans for 2010.

The ousted leader yesterday said he expected the brand new, European-made chopper, an AS-350 Ecureuil (Squirrel), to be delivered next month.

He said he was buying the helicopter with two friends as a business investment and in preparation for the 2010 elections.

“I’m not the sole owner,” Estrada told the Philippine Daily Inquirer. He did not disclose the names of the two co-owners.

Estrada said he would wait until September to make up his mind on whether to run in next year’s presidential election.