It's Lim's honor to face Erap, says JPE

Posted at 05/03/12 10:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Although former President Joseph Estrada is still undecided about running for mayor of Manila, his close friend believes he can put up a good fight if he does.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Estrada's partymate in Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino, said Estrada would be a strong candidate against incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim.

"Malakas si Fred Lim. Kailangang may malakas din na humarap sa kanya," Enrile told reporters on Thursday.

"Kung ako naman si Fred Lim, karangalan 'yan na maging katunggali ko ang dating presidente ng Pilipinas."