Erap - Lim word war in 'UKG' trends online

Erap Estrada and Fred Lim had a heated debate in the “Umagang Harapan” segment of “Umagang Kay Ganda.” The word war between the two mayoralty candidates became a trending topic online.

Erap and Lim traded barbs regarding their qualifications, capacity to maintain peace and order in Manila, the ex-president’s plunder conviction, and other issues that drew cheers and jeers from the live audience at the studio.

Erap fired at the incumbent mayor as he talked about the debt of the LGU to Meralco allegedly amounting to P872 million. Lim hit the former president by highlighting the plunder charges against him that led to his removal from office.

Tension further built up when Erap recalled how Lim visited him while he was on house arrest in Tanay, Rizal in 2004 and even “cried” while asking forgiveness. Lim belied Erap’s claims and said he would never shed a tear for a “criminal.”

“Umagang Harapan,” moderated by anchor Anthony Taberna, is aired Tuesdays in “Umagang Kay Ganda.” It is part of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs’ comprehensive, reliable, and engaging “Halalan 2013” coverage.

Source: ABS-CBN