Guilty or not, I believe Erap has long been acquitted by the people.
In the first election after his ouster, his wife and son won Senate seats in 2001.
In 2004, his close friend FPJ won as President except that “The King” was cheated of his rightful place at the Palace.
In 2007, the Filipino voters again went with Erap’s opposition group which clobbered the administration slate.
This voter behavior is backed up by the recent SWS September 3 Report on perception on Erap’s “involvement in corrupt practices” with 66 percent “Not believing” and 27 percent opining that he is “Definitely not corrupt.”