Siraulo nila! Erap blasts critics for accusing Estradas of greed in running for various posts

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Former President and ex-Manila mayor Joseph Estrada has slammed critics who accuse his family of being greedy for wanting too many positions at both local and national levels in the 2019 elections.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Estrada said there was nothing wrong with his relatives running for several posts.

“Bakit greedy? Siraulo nila. Bakit di nila gawin? It’s the will of the people,” he said.

Six members of Estrada’s family ran in the 2019 elections. Only Jana Ejercito, his niece, won. Sons Jinggoy Estrada and JV Ejercito both lost in the senatorial race, while former San Juan vice mayor Jel Estrada lost her mayoralty bid to Francis Zamora.

Estrada lost control of his Manila bailiwick to Mayor Isko Moreno and his daughter, Jerika, was also defeated in her candidacy for city councilor.

The former mayor said his family was not a political dynasty because his relatives won in elections.

The people’s will is the voice of God. Anong dynasty? Hindi ba kayo nagbabasa ng dictionary?” he said.