Erap(Joseph Estrada)and his impeachment Members: Jan Uy, Raymond Tycangco, John Uy, Luigi Sison, Henrick Tan
Introduction President Joseph Estrada AKA Erap has been president from June 30, 1998 to January 20, 2001 with his vice president, GMA. He was accused involved with different things that he did including the illegal numbers game AKA jueteng. He stayed in court until the EDSA 2. He was forced to leave and fled away.
Programs Among the Following Programs that he did were • Agrarian Reforms • Anti-crime task forces • Death Penalty
Agrarian Reforms The Estrada Administration widened the Comprehensive Agrarian Reforms Program AKA CARP. He donated a total of 523,000 hectares of land to 305,000 farmers during his 2nd year of presidency. At 1999, he created Executive Order 151 AKA Farmers Trust Fund which made famers farms bigger.
Anti- Crime Task Forces One problem every president so far faced was peace and order so Erap built Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force AKA PAOCTF to minimize the kidnapping in our program. PanfiloLacson became the head the PAOCTF. They were also able to restore the peoples trust to the Police.
Death Penalty This program was already done when Fidel Ramos was here. According to this law, some crimes would be punishable by death. Erap thought it would help our crimes go down because of fear. But it did not go down and there were more than 500 executions. Since the Philippines was a Catholic country, Erap decided to lower the deaths until the year 2000.
Problems One of the problems was the Moro Islamic Liberation Front AKA MILF. At first, he tried doing peace talks but they said that they wanted to be independent and they violated a lot of rules and so Erap declared an all out war against the MILF. Another Problem was the peace and order which he already took care of.
Estrada’s IMPEACHMENT Erap was accused of many things. He was reported by Chief of Staff AprodicioLaquian to have spent long hours drinking with suspicious people at midnight. He was also accused for corruption. At October 2000, an acknowledged gambler said that he gave Estrada P400,000,000 as payoff for
Illegal gambling profits. Governor Luis Chavit Singson made an impeachment on Estrada on November 13, 2000 but it failed. The accuses were then transformed to a trial. During the trial, some TV channels focused all there attention on the trial including ABS-CBN. There were witnesses and evidences including the bribery of the Jueteng and his secret bank accounts.
However, the president’s legal team said that they had no evidence for the bank accounts but at the year 2000, they found proof. Singson was one of the witnesses of Estrada and he feared that he would try to get power. Later on he and some others witnessed Estrada signing a false name Jose Velarda on a banking document. So on they were able to beat Estrada and force him out of the Malacanang Palace with the help of the people power revolution 2. And Gloria succeeded him as new president.