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Erap Estrada can't believe he lost even in his own barangay

The Estradas fell from power in national and local races on Monday, May 13.

The patriarch, ousted president Joseph “Erap” Estrada lost in Manila while his granddaughter, mayoral bet Janella Ejercito Estrada, lost in San Juan.

Estrada's daughter with Laarni Enriquez, Jerika Ejercito lost in her bid for councilor in the 4th District of Manila.

In the senatorial race, Estrada's son Jinggoy is out of the 12-person winning circle – ranked 15th based on latest returns Tuesday morning, May 14. His other son JV Ejercito was at number 13 as of Tuesday morning.

Emilio Ramon "ER" Ejercito, Estrada’s nephew who ran for Laguna governor, is losing based on partial and unofficial results from 51.2% of precincts as of early Tuesday. He was up against incumbent Governor Ramil Hernandez and 4 other rivals.

Gary Jason "Gary" Estrada, who ran for Cainta vice mayor, is losing to Ace Servillon based on partial and unofficial returns early Tuesday.

In Manila, the former president lost his reelection bid to former ally Isko Moreno Domagoso.

As of 5:09 am Tuesday, May 14, Moreno had 347,982 votes – a huge lead of close to 150,000 – over Estrada's 203,993, according to partial and official votes canvassed by the City Board of Canvassers.

The votes come from more than 94.7% of Manila's precincts.

The other candidate, Alfredo Lim, had 134,478 votes, while Francis Villegas had 2,200.

In San Juan, former vice mayor Francis Zamora ousted the Estradas, ending a long rule by the dynasty in the city.

By Monday evening, Zamora, who belongs to a political dynasty too, had 35,060 votes against Estrada's 24,813. Zamora was proclaimed the next city mayor of San Juan at around 11 pm at a packed San Juan City Gymnasium.

Erap Estrada can't believe he lost even in his own barangay

A day after he told his supporters “to accept” the result of the elections, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said on Tuesday that he had not conceded yet to Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso in the mayoral race.

“Bakit ako mag-co-concede talagang pinroject ako…lahat ng survey from the start tapos ngayon biglang si Isko nanalo,” the former president said in a phone interview.

It also came as a surprise to Estrada when he lost in the barangay in Sta. Mesa where he was registered as a resident.

But what made this election’s more painful to him was the fact that even other members of his family were defeated in the positions they ran for.


Old kingdom falls in San Juan


San Juan is the oldest kingdom of the Estradas.

Their rule began in 1969 when 32-year-old Joseph Estrada became mayor. Since then no one has defeated the Estrada family in a mayoral race.

From Erap, the throne was passed on to Jinggoy, who was then succeeded by his half-brother JV Ejercito, whose mother Guia Gomez took over as mayor until she maxed out the 3-term limit up to 2019.

Janella was thus eyed to extend the line of succession in San Juan. Until last Monday.

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