Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila
April 19, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte graced the 80th birthday celebration of former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada and joined in the recognition of the former President’s life and achievements at the Manila Hotel in One Rizal Park, Manila.

The festivity was chock-full of friends, family and colleagues of former President Estrada including former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Vice Mayor Janella Ejercito, former Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Mario Tiaoqui, former Department of Finance (DOF) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Jose Pardo, actor Mr. Eddie Garcia, and other loved ones.

The night showcased performances from family members of the former President and from popular Filipino celebrities such as Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Martin Nievera, and pop star royalty Sarah Geronimo.

Former President Estrada served as the 13th President and the 9th Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines. He gained popularity as a film actor, playing the lead role in over a hundred films in an acting career spanning decades. He entered politics as Mayor of San Juan from 1969 to 1986, served as Senator from 1987 to 1992, as Vice President from 1992 to 1998, as President from 1998 to 2001, and continues to serve as Mayor of the City of Manila since 2013.

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