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Joseph Estrada

President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada

Full Name: Jose Marcelo Ejercito
Profession: President of the Philippines


Biography: 13th President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001. He initially gained popularity as a film actor, which he used to make gains in politics. He was eventually ousted as President, however, after allegations of corruption spawned an impeachment trial.

Born: April 19, 1937
Birthplace: Tondo, Philippines
Age: 85 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Historical Events

  • 2000-05-01 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares existence of "a state of rebellion", after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at height of EDSA III rebellion
  • 2000-11-13 Philippine House Speaker Manuel B. Villar, Jr. passes the articles of impeachment against Philippine President Joseph Estrada
  • 2001-01-20 President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada is ousted in the EDSA II Revolution and succeeded by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
  • 2007-09-12 Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada is convicted of the crime of plunder.

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