Rocks, bottles hurled at Erap caucus; 2 hurt

Jerald Uy

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The caucus was cut short. Mayoral bet Joseph Estrada was not allowed to go on stage.

CHAOS IN CAUCUS. Estrada's campaign sortie turns bloody after unidentified men hurled rocks and bottles in the event.


MANILA, Philippines – Vice Mayor Isko Moreno was speaking in a caucus in Manila past midnight on Sunday, May 5, when rocks and bottles were thrown at the stage. Moreno was not hurt but 2 campaign staff members were wounded and rushed to the hospital. 

Moreno said a stampede ensued and the caucus in Maria Clara Street of barangay Sampaloc was cut short. Mayoral bet Joseph Estrada was no longer allowed to go on stage. 

Dalawang staff namin nasaktan. ‘Yung isa putok ang ulo. ‘Yung isa hindi namin alam kung gising na. Nahimatay kasi kanina nagkaroon ng stampede (Two of our staff members were hurt. One was hit on the head. The other lost consciousness during the stampede),”  Moreno told Rappler in a phone interview.

One of the victims is Moreno’s staff, Cresenciano Gabuten Jr. He was brought to the Sampaloc Hospital but he was allowed to go home after getting a prescription for his head injury.

The other victim is a staff of re-electionist councilor Arlene Chua. She’s still being monitored, as of this posting.


Moreno blamed Mayor Alfredo Lim of rival slate Liberal Party. “Desperado na si Dirty tricks,” he tweeted, referring to Lim’s nickname “Dirty Harry.”

Moreno also talked about supposed reports that a “female drug lord” was behind the attacks. Peaceful assembly tapos binabato ng bote at bato! (This was a peaceful assembly and they hurled bottles and rocks to disrupt it)” he added.

Sino pa bang gagawa nito? Bakit hindi nila kalabanin ng patas sa halalan? (Who else would initiate this attack? Why don’t they play fair in the upcoming polls?” he said.



(We tried to reach Lim’s camp but they have not returned our phone calls.) –

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