Some 50,000 people went to Rodelsa Rotunda Saturday night in a campaign rally of Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada, which Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) said had the biggest crowd to attend since the start of the campaign last February.

It is also the biggest rally so far in Cagayan de Oro this year even dwarfing Liberal Party’s Benigno C. “Noynoy” Aquino’s rally a few days earlier at Divisoria where some 8,000 attended the event.

Estrada, who won a landslide victory against his toughest rival and then-Speaker Jose “Joe” De Venecia in the 1998 presidential elections, told reporters that seeing the support of people from Cagayan de Oro has boosted his confidence about his chance to return to the presidency this year.

The former president, who was ousted through people power revolution just two years of his presidency in 2001, also convinced the people to give him another landslide victory in Mindanao, a known stronghold of the opposition, by reminding them of the late actor Fernando Poe Jr.

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