|13th President of the Philippines |
3rd President of the Fifth Republic
|In office |
June 30, 1998 – January 20, 2001
|Vice President||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo|
|Preceded by||Fidel V. Ramos|
|Succeeded by||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo|
|11th Vice President of the Philippines|
|In office |
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 1998
|President||Fidel V. Ramos|
|Preceded by||Salvador Laurel|
|Succeeded by||Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo|
|Chairman of the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission|
|In office |
|President||Fidel V. Ramos|
|Senator of the Philippines|
|In office |
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1992
|Mayor of San Juan, Metro Manila|
|In office |
December 30, 1969 – March 25, 1986
|Preceded by||Braulio Sto. Domingo|
|Succeeded by||Adolfo Sto. Domingo|
|Born|| April 19, 1937 |
Tondo, Manila, Philippines
|Political party||PMP (1991–present)|
|Other political |
|Nacionalista (1969–1987) |
Liberal Party (1987–1991)
|Alma mater||Ateneo de Manila University, |
Mapúa Institute of Technology
Estrada gained popularity as a film actor, playing the lead role in over 100 films in an acting career spanning 33 years. He used his popularity as an actor to make gains in politics, serving as mayor of San Juan for seventeen years, as Senator for one term, then as Vice President of the Philippines under the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos.
Estrada was elected President in 1998 with a wide margin of votes separating him from the other challengers, and was sworn into the presidency on June 30, 1998. In 2000 he declared an "all-out-war" against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and captured its headquarters and other camps. However, allegations of corruption spawned an impeachment trial in the Senate, and in 2001 Estrada was ousted by "People Power" 2 after the prosecution walked out of the impeachment court when the Senator Judges voted no in the opening of the second envelope. The EDSA 2 protests resulted from the concerted efforts of political, business, military, and church elites who were displeased by Estrada's policies that included removal of sovereign guarantees on government contracts. In October 2000, the Daily Tribune reported about elite plans to "'constitutionally' oust President Estrada under 'Oplan Excelsis." Emil Jurado of the Manila Standard reported as early as 1999 about a PR demolition work designed to embarrass Estrada "by attributing to his administration all sorts of perceived faults and scams with the end in view of covering up anomalies and scams also committed during the Ramos administration." Former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo also admitted in an interview with Nick Joaquin that he and then-Ilocos Sur Gov. Chavit Singson and certain military officials plotted plans to oust Estrada in January 2001, with the alternative plan B being violent "with orders to shoot. And not only in Metro Manila.".
In 2007, he was sentenced by the special division of the Sandiganbayan to reclusion perpetua for plunder, but was later granted pardon by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. He ran for president anew in the 2010 Philippine presidential election, but lost to then Senator Benigno Aquino III.
Early life and careerJoseph Ejercito Estrada was born on April 19, 1937 in Tondo, an urban district of Manila. His family later moved to the wealthy suburb of San Juan. He belonged to an upper-middle-class family, and was the eighth of ten children of Emilio Ejercito and his wife Maria Marcelo. He was kicked out during his primary studies at the Ateneo de Manila University and subsequently enrolled on an engineering course at the Mapua Institute of Technology in an effort to please his father, but dropped out.
In his twenties, he began a career as a drama actor. He adopted the drama name "Joseph Estrada", as his mother objected to his chosen career and his decision to quit schooling. He also acquired the nickname "Erap" (a play on the Tagalog slang "pare", meaning buddy) from his friend Fernando Poe, Jr..
Personal lifeEstrada is the first President to have previously worked in the entertainment industry, and for being the first to sport any sort of facial hair during his term, specifically his mustaches.
FamilyEstrada is married to the former First Lady-turned-senator Dr Luísa Pimentel and has three children with her:
- José "Jinggoy" Ejercito, Jr, Mayor of San Juan (1992–2001); Senator (2004–present) (married to Precy Vitug)
- Jackie Ejercito (married to Beaver Lopez, son of Meralco chairman Manuel Lopez)
- Jude Ejercito (married to Rowena Ocampo)
He also has five more children from several extramarital relationships. All his children listed below are with his former mistresses:
- JV Ejercito, with incumbent San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez; Mayor of San Juan (2001–2010)
- Jojo Ejercito, with former model Joy Rowena
- Jerika Ejercito, with former live-in partner Laarni Enriquez
- Jake Ejercito, with Laarni Enriquez
- Jacob Ejercito, with Laarni Enriquez
Other relativesSeveral of Ejercito's relatives became prominent figures in politics and showbiz in their own right
- Emilio Ejercito, Jr. a.k.a. George Estregan, brother of former President and former actor
- E.R. Ejercito, nephew of former President, actor and former Mayor of Pagsanjan turned Governor of Laguna
- Gary Estrada, nephew of former President, actor and Board Member of Quezon
- Gherome Ejercito, nephew of former President and basketball player
FilmHe played the lead role in more than 100 movies, and produced more than 70 films. He was the first FAMAS Hall of Fame recipient for Best Actor (1981) and also became a Hall of Fame award-winner as a producer (1983). He often played heroes of the downtrodden classes, making him popular among the nation's many unschooled and impoverished citizens. This proved advantageous to his political career.
In 1974 he founded the Movie Workers Welfare Foundation (Mowelfund), which helps filmmakers through medical reimbursements, hospitalization, surgery and death benefits, livelihood, and alternative income opportunities and housing. Its educational arm, the Mowelfund Film Institute, has produced some of the most skilled and respected producers, filmmakers, writers and performers in both the independent and mainstream sectors of the industry since its inception in 1979.[not in citation given] He also founded, together with Guillermo de Vega, the first Metro Manila Film Festival in 1975.
Early political career
Mayor of San JuanEstrada entered politics in 1967 when he ran for mayor of San Juan, then a municipality of Metro Manila, and succeeded in only 1969 after winning an electoral protest against Braulio Sto. Domingo. His administration was marked by unequaled accomplishments in infrastructure development. These included the establishment of the first Municipal High School, the Agora complex, a modern slaughterhouse, a sprawling government center with a post office, a mini-park and the concreting of 98 percent of the town's roads and alleys.
As mayor, he paid particular attention to the elementary education of children by improving and renovating school buildings and constructing additional school structures, health centers, barangay halls and playgrounds in all the barangays and providing artesian wells to areas with low water supply. He relocated some 1,800 squatter families out of San Juan to Taytay, Rizal, at no cost. He was also the first mayor to computerize assessment of the Real Estate Tax in the Municipal Assessor’s Office. When Corazon Aquino assumed the presidency in 1986, all elected officials of the local government were forcibly removed and replaced by appointed officers-in-charge, including Estrada.
Senator of the PhilippinesThe following year, he won a seat in the Senate under the Grand Alliance for Democracy (GAD) placing 16th in the elections (out of 24 winners). In 1987, he set his sights on a Senate run and handily garnered a seat. He was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Public Works. He was Vice-Chairman of the Committees on Health, Natural Resources and Ecology and Urban Planning.
In the Senate, Estrada was credited with the passage of, among other major pieces of legislation, the bills on irrigation project and the protection and propagation of carabaos, the beast of burden in the rural areas.
As a senator, he was one of the so-called “Magnificent 12” who voted to terminate the RP-US Military Bases Agreement leading to the withdrawal of American servicemen from the Clark Air Base in Pampanga and the Subic Naval Base in Zambales.
In 1989, the Free Press cited him as one of the Three Outstanding Senators of the Year. He was conferred the degree of Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa by the Bicol University in April 1997, and the University of Pangasinan in 1990.
Vice-PresidencyIn 1992, Joseph Estrada ran for vice-president as the running mate of Eduardo Cojuangco, Jr. under the Nationalist People's Coalition party. Though the latter lost to former National Defense Secretary Fidel Ramos, Estrada won the vice-presidency garnering more votes than his closest opponent, Ramon Mitra, Jr.'s running mate, Marcelo Fernan.
As Vice-President, Estrada he was the chairman of President Ramos' Presidential Anti-Crime Commission (PACC). Estrada arrested criminal warlords and kidnapping syndicates. He resigned as chairman in 1997.
In the same year Estrada, together with former President Corazon Aquino, Cardinal Jaime Sin, Senator Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other political leaders, led an anti-charter change rally brought in an estimated half a million people to Rizal Park against the charter change moves by Ramos and his supporters.
PresidencyMalolos in Bulacan province in paying tribute to the cradle of the First Philippine Republic. That afternoon the new president delivered his inaugural address at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta. He assumed office amid the Asian Financial Crisis and with agricultural problems due to poor weather conditions, thereby slowing the economic growth to −0.6% in 1998 from a 5.2% in 1997. The economy recovered by 3.4% in 1999 and 4% in 2000. In 2000 he declared an "all-out-war" against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and captured it's headquarters and other camps. However, allegations of corruption spawned a railroaded impeachment trial in the Senate courtesy of house speaker Manuel Villar, and in 2001 Estrada was ousted from a coup after the trial was aborted.
In his Inaugural Address, Estrada said:
|“||One hundred years after Kawit, fifty years after independence, twelve years after EDSA, and seven years after the rejection of foreign bases, it is now the turn of the masses to experience liberation. We stand in the shadow of those who fought to make us free--free from foreign domination, free from domestic tyranny, free from superpower dictation, free from economic backwardness.||”|
Economyeconomic team that helped in significantly improving on the poor performance of the previous administration. The earlier Ramos administration left Estrada with a bankrupt treasury and a zero-zero agricultural growth rate, and a high inflation rate of 12%. By the time Estrada was ousted, he increased the growth rate in agriculture to 6.6% and reduced inflation by 3%. He also increased the Gross National Product by 3.6% despite the fact that the country was also affected by the Asian economic crisis.
The mainstream media severely criticized the Estrada administration for cronyism, incompetence, and corruption, supposedly causing it to lose the confidence of foreign investors. However, such negative treatment/reports are apparently part of the anti-Estrada demolition PR campaign reported by Manila Standard' s Emil Jurado and Daily Tribune's Ninez Cacho-Olivarez It is thus debatable whether some charges as to investor confidence being damaged by accusations of exerting influence in an investigation of a friend's involvement in stock market manipulation has any basis at all. Economic performance was hurt, however, by climatic disturbance that caused extremes of dry and wet weather. By the end of Estrada's administration, debt supposedly reached P 2.1 trillion in 1999. Domestic debt supposedly amounted to P 986.7 billion while foreign debt stood at US$ 52.2 billion. The fiscal deficit had reportedly doubled to more than P 100 billion from a low of P 49 billion in 1998. Despite such setbacks, the GDP by 1999 posted a 3.2 percent growth rate, up from a low of −0.5 percent in 1998. Moreover, domestic investments started to increase from 18.8% of GDP in 1999 to 21.2% of GDP in 2000.
War against the MILFDuring the Ramos administration a cessation of hostilities agreement was signed between the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in July 1997. This was continued by a series of peace talks and negotiations in Estrada administration. The MILF, an Islamic group formed in 1977, seeks to be an independent Islamic State from the Philippines, and, despite the agreements, a sequence of terrorist attacks on the Philippine military and civilians still continued. It was later divulged in a Senate Hearing by then Lt. (now Senator) Antonio Trillanes that the Military was behind these terrorist attacks to justify the "all-out-war" policy of the government which was masterminded by Chief of Staff Angelo Reyes, and which included the kidnapping a foreign priest, namely Father Luciano Benedetti; the destruction by arson of Talayan, Maguindanao's municipal hall; the takeover of the Kauswagan Municipal Hall; the bombing of the Lady of Mediatrix boat at Ozamiz City; and the takeover of the Narciso Ramos Highway. By doing so, they inflicted severe damage on the country's image abroad, and scared much-needed investments away. For this reason, on March 21, 2000, Estrada declared an "all-out-war" against the MILF. During the war the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) asked Estrada to negotiate a cease-fire with MILF, but Estrada opposed the idea arguing that a cease-fire would cause more terrorist attacks. For the next three months of the war, Camp Abubakar, headquarters of the MILF, fell along with other 13 major camps and 43 minor camps, and then all of which became under controlled by the government. The MILF leader Hashim Salamat fled to Malaysia. The MILF later declared a Jihad on the government. On July 10 of the same year, the President went to Minadanao and raised the Philippine flag symbolizing victory. After the war the President said, "... will speed up government efforts to bring genuine and lasting peace and development in Mindanao". In the middle of July the president ordered the military to arrest top MILF leaders.
In his state of the nation address, popularly called "SONA", the president highlighted his vision for Mindanao:
- The first is to restore and maintain peace in Mindanao—because without peace, there can be no development.
- The second is to develop Mindanao—because without development, there can be no peace.
- The third is to continue seeking peace talks with the MILF within the framework of the Constitution—because a peace agreed upon in good faith is preferable to a peace enforced by force of arms.
- And the fourth is to continue with the implementation of the peace agreement between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front, or MNLF—because that is our commitment to our countrymen and to the international community.
Corruption charges and impeachmentIlocos Sur governor Luis "Chavit" Singson, a close friend of the President, alleged that he had personally given Estrada P400 million as payoff from jueteng hidden in a bank account known as "Jose Velarde" – a grassroots-based numbers game, as well as P180 million from the government price subsidy for the tobacco farmers' marketing cooperative after Estrada ordered a full blown investigation into Chavit Singson's alleged misuse of millions of pesos in public funds. Singson's allegation caused controversy across the nation, which culminated in the House of Representatives' filing of an impeachment case against Estrada on November 13, 2000. House Speaker Manny Villar fast-tracked the impeachment complaint. The impeachment suit was brought to the Senate and an impeachment court was formed, with Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. as presiding officer. Estrada, pleaded “not guilty”.
This was the first time the Filipino public witnessed, through radio and television, an elected president stand in trial and face possible impeachment with full media coverage. During the trial, the prosecution presented witnesses and alleged evidences to the impeachment court regarding Estrada's alleged involvement in jueteng. The existence of secret bank accounts which he allegedly uses for receiving payoffs was also brought to the fore.
In the 2004 Global Transparency Report,Estrada made into the list of the World's All-Time Most Corrupt Leaders in the World. He was listed tenth and he was said to have amassed between $78 million to $80 million. Also making it to the list from the Philippines is Ferdinand Marcos,who ended up second in the list as he was said to have embezzled between $5 billion to $10 billion during his 21-year years as President from 1965-1986.
ProtestsOn the evening of January 16, 2001, the impeachment court voted not to open an envelope that was alleged to contain incriminating evidence against the president simply because it was not part of the impeachment complaint. The final vote was 11–10, in favor of keeping the envelope closed. The prosecution panel (of congressmen and lawyers) walked out of the Impeachment Court in protest of this vote. The 11 senators who voted not to open the envelope are known as the "Craven Eleven." That night, anti-Estrada protesters gathered in front of the EDSA Shrine at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, not too far away from the site of the 1986 People Power Revolution that overthrew Ferdinand Marcos.
On January 19, 2001, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Angelo Reyes, seeing the political upheaval throughout the country, "decided to withdraw his support" from the president and transfer his allegiance to the vice president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
ResignationThe following day, the Supreme Court declared that the seat of presidency was vacant, saying that Estrada had constructively resigned his post. At noon, the Chief Justice swore in Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, as President of the Philippines. Prior to Estrada's departure from Malacañang, he issued the following press release:
|“||At twelve o'clock noon today, Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took her oath as President of the Republic of the Philippines. While along with many other legal minds of our country, I have strong and serious doubts about the legality and constitutionality of her proclamation as President, I do not wish to be a factor that will prevent the restoration of unity and order in our civil society. It is for this reason that I now leave Malacañang Palace, the seat of the presidency of this country, for the sake of peace and in order to begin the healing process of our nation. I leave the Palace of our people with gratitude for the opportunities given to me for service to our people. I will not shirk from any future challenges that may come ahead in the same service of our country. |
I call on all my supporters and followers to join me in to promotion of a constructive national spirit of reconciliation and solidarity.
May the Almighty bless our country and beloved people.
Post-PresidencyEstrada returned to his old home in San Juan. He maintained that he never resigned, implying that Arroyo's government was illegitimate.
The new government created a special court and charged him with plunder and had him arrested in April. Filipino supporters marched to the EDSA Shrine demanding Estrada's release and his reinstatement as president but were dispersed by high-grade teargas and warning shots from automatic rifles. On the morning of May 1, the protesters marched straight to Malacañan Palace. Violence erupted and the government declared a State of Rebellion. Many Filipino protesters were badly injured and arrested, including politicians. The government called out the military and was able to quell the demonstration with teargas and automatic rifles. The bloody uprising came to be known as EDSA III.
Estrada was initially detained at the Veteran's Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City and then transferred to a military facility in Tanay, Rizal, but he was later transferred to a nearby vacation home, virtually in house arrest. Under Philippine law, plunder had a maximum penalty of death, however the death penalty was eventually repealed.
TrialOn September 12, 2007, the Sandiganbayan finally gave its decision, finding Estrada not guilty on his perjury case but guilty of plunder "beyond reasonable doubt." He was sentenced to Reclusión perpetua. He was thus the first Philippine President who was impeached and then convicted.
On September 26, 2007, Joseph Estrada appealed by filing a 63-page motion for reconsideration of the Sandiganbayan judgment penned by Teresita de Castro (submitting 5 legal grounds). Estrada alleged that the court erred "when it convicted him by acquitting his alleged co-conspirators."
On October 5, 2007, the Sandiganbayan's Special Division ruled to have set for October 19, oral argument (instead of a defense reply) on Joseph Estrada’s motion for reconsideration. Estrada asked for court permission to attend the hearing, since it ordered the prosecution to file comment before October 11.
Perjury caseThe Sandiganbayan's special division, on June 27, 2008, ordered Estrada to file comment within 10 days, on the motion of the Ombudsman's Special Prosecutor to re-open the trial of his perjury case regarding 1999 statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN). The court will also resolve Banco de Oro's (formerly Equitable PCI Bank), plea that it cannot determine "without hazard to itself" who to turn over to the P1.1 billion Jose Velarde assets due to claims by Wellex Group / William Gatchalian and a Bureau of Internal Revenue stay order.
Pardon and release from detentionOn October 22, 2007, Acting Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera stated that Joseph Estrada is seeking a “full, free, and unconditional pardon” from President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Estrada's lawyer Jose Flaminiano wrote Arroyo: "The time has come to end President Estrada's fight for justice and vindication before the courts. Today [Monday], we filed a withdrawal of his Motion for Reconsideration." Estrada, 70, stressed the "delicate condition" of his mother in asking for pardon.
On October 25, 2007, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo granted executive clemency to Joseph Estrada based on the recommendation by the Department of Justice (DoJ). Acting Executive Secretary and Press Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye quoted the signed Order: "In view hereof in pursuant of the authority conferred upon me by the Constitution, I hereby grant Executive clemency to Joseph Ejercito Estrada, convicted by the Sandiganbayan of plunder and imposed a penalty of reclusion perpetua. He is hereby restored to his civil and political rights." Bunye noted that Estrada committed in his application not to seek public office, and he would be free from his Tanay resthouse on October 26, noon. On October 26, 2007, after almost 7 years of detention, Joseph Estrada was finally released after the Sandiganbayan promulgated the historical Resolution.
ActivitiesWhen he was released he gave a message to the Filipino people that he can once again help the lives of the people, especially the poor. He also stated that he made errors as a public servant but he assured them that corruption was not one of them. After the release he had a nationwide tour called "Lakbay Pasasalamat" (Thank you tour) and during those trips he thanked the people for their support and gave them relief goods such as food, medicines and clothing. In politics, he is convincing leaders of the opposition to have unity in the party or, he said, he will run.
2010 Presidential electionJoseph Estrada has stated in interviews that he would be willing to run for the opposition in the event that they are unable to unite behind a single candidate. Fr. Joaquin Bernas and Christian Monsod, members of the constitutional commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution, have stated that the constitution clearly prohibits any elected president from seeking a second term at any point in time. Romulo Macalintal, election counsel of President Arroyo, has clarified that the constitutional ban doesn't prevent Estrada from attaining the presidency in the event that he were to be elevated from the vice-presidency, for example. However, Rufus Rodriquez, one of Estrada's lawyers, claims that the former president is within his rights to do so because the prohibition banning re-election only applies to the incumbent president.
On October 22, 2009 former President Joseph Estrada announced that he would run again for president with Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay as his running mate.
His Senatorial lineup includes: Francisco Tatad, Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Joey de Venecia.
Other activitiesIn October 2010, Foreign Policy (magazine) included Estrada in its list of five former head of states/governments who did not make "a positive difference in the world", but "faded away into obscurity." Also included in this "Bad Exes" list were Thailand's Thaksin Shinawatra, Spain's Jose Maria Aznar, and Germany's Gerhard Schroder.
Estrada announced in November 2010 that he will be selling his 3,000 square-metre (0.74-acre) home in San Juan, Metro Manila for nearly seven million dollars (300 million Philippine pesos) to "pursue his real estate business." Agence France Presse reported that Estrada "has put up two high-rise residential condominium buildings and plans to build a third soon."
Running For Mayor Of ManilaIn May 2012,Estrada announced his intention to run for Mayor of Manila but only for one term in 2013. He said,"I’m done with the presidency in Malacañang. Now, I will be moving to the city hall of Manila." He drove his famous “Jeep ni Erap” from 1 Polk Street in North Greenhills, San Juan to his new house at 589 Mangga Avenue in Altura, Sta. Mesa, Manila to ceremonially launch his candidacy.He was joined by his wife,former Senator Loi Ejercito and Manila Vice Mayor, Isko Moreno.The 5,000-square meter property with a swimming pool is the ancestral residence of the Legardas in Manila and used to be the headquarters of former President Ramon Magsaysay.
Estrada said that he will be dedicating his last years for public service in Manila.“I’m now 75 years old. I might still be here for another three years. Then I will give the post to (Vice Mayor) Isko Moreno,” Estrada said. Also,he said,"This is a historical event for myself because it’s here in Sampaloc that I am declaring my candidacy…Title is not important. What is important is that your heart and soul is for public service,”
He also noted that he became a superstar because of the movie “Asyong Salonga,” the story of a notorious Tondo, Manila gang leader, adding that he was born in Tondo.Estrada said his late father, a civil engineer, also served as head of the public services department under four Manila mayors.“God has destined that I should be here in Manila, where I should last serve,” he said.
Also,Estrada said his decision to run for Manila mayor is not something personal against Mayor Alfredo Lim.“There is nothing personal here. He served for many years and it was during that time that Manila was left behind.It’s time. His hair is already white. He should retire",he said.Mayor Lim wished the former president and Moreno “good luck” in their plans as he confirmed his plan to run for reelection.
Should he win, Estrada said his priority is to see to it that electricity and water rates will not increase. He also vowed to improve the peace and order situation in Manila.
- Estrada won every mayoralty election in San Juan from 1969 to 1984.
- Joseph Estrada (GAD) – 10,029,978 (14th, 24 candidates with the highest number of votes win the 24 seats in the Senate)
- Joseph Estrada (PMP) – 6,739,738 (33.00%)
- Marcelo Fernan (LDP)- 4,438,494 (21.74%)
- Emilio Osmeña (Lakas-NUCD)- 3,362,467 (16.47%)
- Ramon Magsaysay, Jr. (PRP)- 2,900,556 (14.20%)
- Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. (PDP-Laban)- 2,023,289 (9.91%)
- Vicente Magsaysay (KBL)- 699,895 (3.43%)
- Eva Estrada-Kalaw (Nacionalista)- 255,730 (1.25%)
- Joseph Estrada (LAMMP)- 10,722,295 (39.86%)
- Jose de Venecia (Lakas-NUCD-UMDP)- 4,268,483 (15.87%)
- Raul Roco (Aksyon Demokratiko)- 3,720,212 (13.83%)
- Emilio Osmeña (PROMDI)- 3,347,631 (12.44%)
- Alfredo Lim (Liberal) – 2,344,362 (8.71%)
- Renato de Villa (Reporma-LM)- 1,308,352 (4.86%)
- Miriam Defensor Santiago (PRP)- 797,206 (2.96%)
- Juan Ponce Enrile (Independent)- 343,139 (1.28%)
- Santiago Dumlao (Kilusan para sa Pambansang Pagpapanibago)- 32,212 (0.12%)
- Manuel Morato (Partido Bansang Marangal)- 18,644 (0.07%)
- Benigno Aquino III (Liberal)- 15,208,678 (42.08%)
- Joseph Estrada (PMP)- 9,487,837 (26.25%)
- Manny Villar (Nacionalista)- 5,573,835 (15.42%)
- Gilbert Teodoro (Lakas Kampi CMD)- 4,095,839 (11.33%)
- Eddie Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas)- 1,125,878 (3.12%)
- Richard Gordon (Bagumbayan-VNP)- 501,727 (1.39%)
- Nicanor Perlas (independent)- 54,575 (0.15%)
- Jamby Madrigal (independent)- 46,489 (0.13%)
- John Carlos de los Reyes (Ang Kapatiran)- 44,244 (0.12%)