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PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT JOSEPH ESTRADA CHATS WITH HIS BUDGET SECRETARY DIOKNO IN CALAMBA.
Philippine President Joseph Estrada chats with Benjamin Diokno (L), his budget secretary, during their visit to distribute gifts to residents of Calamba, south of Manila, December 28, 2000. Beset by mounting evidence of graft in his impeachment trial, Estrada said on Thursday he was bruised but would emerge victorious, just like the film heroes he used to portray. Estrada is facing an impeachment trial by a senate impeachment tribunal for charges of bribery and corruption.