Vice Mayor Zamora out to topple Estrada dynasty
San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora is bent on ending the nearly 50-year Estrada dynasty in his city.
“Ang gusto ho nila pahabain pa ang 46 na taon na pag hawak nila sa lungsod ng San Juan. Nilalag kame ng aking ama na si Cong. Ronnie Zamora,” Vice Mayor Zamora told ABS-CBN’s Kampanya Serye.
The local official was referring to his father, House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora, who once upon a time served as the executive secretary of Estrada patriarch and former president Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada.
Estrada is an ex-mayor of San Juan and past lover of the current major, fellow actor Guia Gomez.
Vice Mayor Zamora said he got wind of the political clan’s “dark plan” of remaining in power indefinitely after learning of a meeting involving another former San Juan mayor in detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada.
“Noong June 12, 2015 si Senador Jinggoy Estrada ay nagpatawag ng isang pagpupulong sa loob ng kanyang kulungan sa Kampo Crame, nagulat po sila ng biglang dumating po si Mayor Guia Gomez,” claimed the Zamora scion.
This was supposedly corroborated by Totoy Bernardo, a candidate for congressman in the lone district.
“Ah ang sabi sakin tumakbo akong congressman labanan ko si Congressman Ronnie Zamora wala akong gagastusin kahit singko ngunit sa isang kondisyon na kung akoy mananalo isang term lang ako at ang papalit sakin eh si mayora sa 2019,” Bernardo claimed.
But having a political dynasty is one thing; having a corrupt one is another matter. Vice Mayor Zamora said that’s exactly the case in San Juan under Guia, whom he aiming to unseat in the May 9 elections.
“Ang mga supplier ba talaga bang dumaraan sa tamang proseso in bidding? What’s happening here is yung mga bidders na kokontrol din nila.
“Ititigil na natin ang corruption sa pamahalaang lungsod ng San Juan,” the politiko declared. (Randy K. Ortega)