MANILA, May 3 (Mabuhay) â€“ Former President Joseph Estrada on Thursday said a â€œpolice mentalityâ€ is no longer solving problems in Manila, anticipating an electoral showdown with retired police general and incumbent Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim for the cityâ€™s top elective post in the 2013 polls.
â€œAng Maynila, nakakapanghinayangâ€¦ Hindi naman sa inaano ko lahat ng pulis, pero buti na lang hindi ako utak-pulis. Hindi na uso ang shoot-to-kill,â€ Estrada said in a speech during the oath-taking ceremony for new members of his political party Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino in San Juan City.
He added that he wants Manila to have a â€œcomplete urban renewal.â€
Estrada, however, still did not give a categorical statement on his plans for the 2013 polls.
â€œSiyam na tulog na lang po, malalaman niyo na kung tutuloy ako o si Isko [Vice Mayor Isko Moreno] ang inyong magiging mayor,â€ he said.
He added that he still has to consult the PMP leadership to decide whether or not he will run for Manila mayor next year. (MNS)