Posted on April 20, 2010



I have never been a fan of Joseph Estrada, but as work–and curiosity from a rookie reporter–would have it, I nevertheless was elated to cover a former President for the first time. I’ve seen GMA in the past, alright, but not for work, and definitely not for an interview.

This day, Estrada was dining with his good pal, former Malaysian deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, who had delivered a lecture at UP the day before, something I was again able to cover. That time, Ibrahim was facing sodomy charges in Malaysia.