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Sinabotahe ang sarili! Zamora credits easy win to Estradas’ disunity

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San Juan Mayor-elect Francis Zamora believes the disunity of the Ejercito-Estrada clan made his campaign easier.

In an interview on CNN Philippines’ The Source, Zamora said the disunity among the Estradas was an open secret in San Juan.

“Alam naman ng buong San Juan ‘yun eh na hindi sila united… It came naturally. Automatic. I did not even have to exert any effort for it,” he said.

Zamora said the cracks in the family’s relationship became even more glaring when he ran against incumbent Mayor Guia Gomez in 2016.

“Nung naglaban kami ni Mayor Guia nung 2016, may mga pro-Jinggoy, pro-Janella na kumampi sa akin. Ngayon na naglaban kami ni Janella, mayroong mga pro-Mayor Guia, pro-Senator JV na kumampi sa akin,” he said.

Former senator Jinggoy Estrada is the son of Manila mayor Joseph Estrada and father of incumbent Vice Mayor Janella Estrada.

Senator JV Ejercito, meanwhile, is Gomez’s son by Mayor Estrada.

Zamora won over Janella by over 10,000 votes.