Estrada’s 2010 presidential bid revives legal debate

A day after former President Joseph Estrada announced that he is taking another shot at the presidency, another round of debate on the legitimacy of his plan has erupted among constitutional experts and legal luminaries.

How often can one become president of the Philippines? Can Estrada — 13th Philippine president, impeached in Congress, ousted through a popular uprising, convicted of plunder and granted pardon by his successor — run for the position again?

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