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Erap sorry for viral punching video: Nadala lang ng damdamin!

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Former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has apologized for punching a man during the Chinese New Year celebration in Binondo last week.

Estrada issued the apology after a video of the incident, went viral on social media.

In a statement, the mayor said he was just carried away by his emotions because the man was inconsiderate.

“Isa itong insidente ng silakbo ng dugo dahil sa kagagawaan ng taong walang pakialam sa kaniyang kapwa,” he said.

Estrada explained that the man tried to grab his hand as he was handing out ang pao or red Chinese envelopes while on board a motorcade.

The man’s action almost made him fall, the mayor added.

Estrada, a former action star, said the man he punched would have suffered more if it were true that the commotion caused a senior citizen to fall.

“Kung natumba ang matanda dahil sa pasaway na iyon, baka bumaba pa ako ng trak at nabigwasan ko pa siya,” he said.