KASAMA Vol. 15 No. 2 / April-May-June 2001 / Solidarity Philippines Australia Network

Focus On the Philippines in its May 7, 2001 issue carries two articles on the aftermath of the impeachment trial of ex-President Joseph Estrada that you, our readers, will find of interest.

You can read

"Letter from Manila" by Howie Severino


"The May 1st Riot: Birth of Peronism Philippine-Style" by Walden Bello

on the Focus On the Philippines web site:

Howie G. Severino is a journalist based in Manila. Walden Bello is a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines, executive director of the Bangkok-based Focus on the Global South, and chairman of Akbayan.

Update: On June 27, former president Joseph Estrada was arraigned on the charge of perjury. The arraignment hearing on the charge of plunder was reset to July 10. The perjury case will resume on August 2. Meanwhile, Estrada will remain in detention for the duration of the case as plunder is a non-bailable offence. Although he would prefer to be under house arrest, he is currently detained at the Veteran's Memorial Medical Center.