MANILA, Philippines – Senator Manny Villar gives his first public political interview after the 2010 elections. The first post-war politician to become both Speaker of the House and Senate President, Villar talks about the impeachment trial of then President Joseph Estrada. He shepherded the articles of impeachment through Congress before transmitting to the Senate. He evaluates the dynamics of the impeachment process now against Chief Justice Renato Corona.
For the first time, Villar talks extensively about the 2010 presidential elections, rising from #7 to #1 until the death of former President Corazon Aquino. He talks about how he felt and dealt with his loss as well as the future ahead in the 2013 elections.
Villar gives a frank assessment of the Philippines’ political realities, its potential for change and the roadblocks ahead.- Rappler.com