Estrada pardon: Filipinos' views

Ex-Philippine President Joseph Estrada has been pardoned by his successor Gloria Arroyo, just weeks after he was jailed for life for corruption. As part of the deal, Estrada guaranteed he would not seek office again – fuelling accusations that Mrs Arroyo’s move was politically motivated.

Here, readers from the Philippines discuss what is behind the move and what implications it will have for the country’s politics.

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