A Room with No View


Inside their detention cell, ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada, right, tries on a shirt as his son, San Juan Mayor Jinggoy Estrada, watches.

Shortly after he and his son were peacefully and very publicly arrested on charges of "economic plunder" and carted off to a jail in a Manila military compound, Joseph Estrada, the disgraced ex-President of the Philippines, proclaimed his innocence on television and radio interviews and dismissed his persecution as a conspiracy being waged against him by the Úlite classes. It was potentially rousing material, but the former movie star's delivery failed him. He was still wearing his trademark white wristband adorned with the presidential seal, but his swagger was gone. He looked defeated and confused, as if he couldn't comprehend these...

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