Estrada: I can run again for president

Says plan backed by ‘legal study’.

MANILA, Philippines—Saying the people, not the courts, are the “final arbiter” on whether he could run again for president, Joseph Estrada has come out brandishing a “legal study” supporting his view that voters may send him back to Malacañang.

Quoting the study, the deposed leader maintained that the constitutional ban on the reelection of chief executives applied to “sitting presidents” and not to a former president like him who wasn’t even able to finish his term.

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