Manila, Philippines - Republic of
PRESIDENT ESTRADA AND FORMER PRESIDENT RAMOS MEET WITH FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS IN MANILA.
Philippine President Joseph Estrada (R) shake hands with former President Fidel Ramos during a meeting with foreign correspondents in Manila January 13. Estrada, who has seen his popularity ratings sink in recent months, said on Thursday that both he and his government were undergoing a period of change. Polls have showed Estrada's popularity ratings have dropped from a high of 78 percent in June to 44 percent in December, at least in part because of a divisive proposal to amend the constitution.