1. Estrada would only add to the scores of oppositionists who declared and manifested their intent to run. This further divides the votes against the administration and an administration candidate winning means that no legal prosecution against Gloria even after her term will prosper.

2. If the law would eventually allow Erap to vie for the presidency again on the premise that he is not a “sitting president”, it means that Gloria can again run after another regime. And the cycle goes on. Imagine how laughable our nation will be.

3. Even if Estrada wins, what will stop the Arroyo-appointees-dominated Supreme Court from issuing a post-election decision nullifying his electoral victory? This will be very chaotic and will rationalize Gloria’s declaration of a martial law.