Former President Joseph Estrada pronounced not guilty of perjury.
Media giants Inquirer, Star, ABS-CBN and GMA put up special microsites to cover the promulgation of the perjury and plunder cases against Estrada
Thousands of police from Metro Manila and the provinces have been deployed to Sandiganbayan and Mendiola. Estrada supporters have gathered early near Ever Commonwealth.
Arroyo’s presidential palace is surrounded by container vans and trucks. But the diminutive president is said to be leaving the palace briefly to speak before businessmen in Makati City.
At least twenty-three schools, mostly near Sandiganbayan, suspended classes for the day.