Erap eyes an­other run

Manila Times - - NEWS - KEN­NETH HER­NAN­DEZ

MANILA Mayor Joseph Estrada may seek an­other term to be able to con­tinue his projects and bring back the city’s “old glory.”

The 79-year-old mayor said he needs more time to con­tinue his projects in­volv­ing clean­ing and beau­ti­fy­ing the city.

we have started,” Estrada said in a state­ment. “Yes, I want to re­store the old glory of Manila, the ‘Pearl of the Ori­ent’. We don’t have much time.”

Three recla­ma­tion projects are lined up in the city -- the So­lar City ur­ban cen­ter, ex­pan­sion of the Manila Har­bour Cen­tre in Tondo and the New Manila Bay In­ter­na­tional Com­mu­nity, a res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial hub.

“The city gov­ern­ment will not spend a sin­gle cen­tavo in these projects, so I thank Pres­i­dent Duterte for ap­prov­ing all these three recla­ma­tion ven­tures,” Estrada said.

Estrada is cur­rently on his se­cond term as mayor of Manila and is el­i­gi­ble for a third and fi­nal term.

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