JV Ejercito

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In this Philippine name. The middle name or maternal family name is Gomez and the surname or paternal family name is Ejercito.
The Honorable
JV Ejercito
JV Ejercito 2016 (cropped).jpg
Senator of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2013
Chair of the Philippine Senate
Health and Demography Committee
Assumed office
February 27, 2017
Preceded by Risa Hontiveros
Chair of the Philippine Senate
Urban Planning, Housing
and Resettlement Committee
Assumed office
July 22, 2013
Preceded by Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from San Juan City
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Preceded by Ronaldo Zamora
Succeeded by Ronaldo Zamora
Mayor of San Juan City
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Jinggoy Estrada
Succeeded by Guia Gomez
Personal details
Born Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito
(1969-12-26) December 26, 1969 (age 47)
Manila, Philippines
Political party PMP
Other political
affiliations
UNA (2012-2016)
PDP-Laban (2016-present)[1]
Spouse(s) Ma. Hyacinth Lotuaco
Relations Joseph Estrada (father)
Guia Gomez (mother)
Jinggoy Estrada (half-brother)
Alma mater De La Salle University
Profession Politician
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website http://jvestrada.com/

Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito (born December 26, 1969 in Manila), commonly known as JV Ejercito or JV Ejercito Estrada, is the son of Philippine President Joseph Estrada.

Early life[edit]

Joseph Victor "JV" G. Ejercito was born on the 26th of December 1969 to the then newly elected San Juan City Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada and businesswoman and now current mayor of San Juan, Guia Gomez.

Education[edit]

He attended Xavier School for his primary and secondary education and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at De La Salle University.[2]

Political career[edit]

San Juan mayor[edit]

Ejercito served as mayor of San Juan City for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010.

Congress[edit]

During the 2010 elections, Ejercito ran for the position of congressman for the lone district of San Juan. Over the course of his term, Ejercito authored and/or sponsored 161 bills and/or House measures, five of which were approved by the House and passed to the Senate for consideration:[3]

  • HB 4225: Participatory Governance Through CSOs Empowerment Act of 2011[4]
  • HB 4541: Mercury Exposure Information Act of 2011[5]
  • HB 4565: Local Housing Boards Act[6]
  • HB 5870: Cadastral Survey Act of 2012[7]
  • HB 6144: Domestic Workers Act of 2012 or Kasambahay Bill [8]

Senate[edit]

On October 1, 2012, Ejercito filed his certificate of candidacy for the 2013 Philippine senate elections, in which he won as the eleventh out of twelve of the senators elected.[9]

Graft Charges and Arrest[edit]

On April 6, 2016, Sandiganbayan Fifth Division issued an arrest warrant against Ejercito and four other government officials, in connection with allegations on misuse of funds during his term as San Juan City mayor. The said case involved the purchase of PhP 2.1 million worth of firearms using calamity funds. It is alleged that Ejercito approved the purchase in April 2008 despite the city not being under a state of calamity.[10]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Hyacinth "Cindy" Lotuaco with whom he has a son, Julio Jose. He also has an older son, Jose Emilio. Joseph Victor is also a Commissioned Reserve Officer of the Philippine Marine Corps with the rank of Major. He is an adopted member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of '88, Maringal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rappler.com/nation/152633-future-member-jv-ejercito-pdp-laban-dinner
  2. ^ "JV Ejercito: San Juan's Son (AB Political Science)". Impak ng Sikat -DLSU Philippines. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "House Members of the 15th Congress of the Philippines". House Members of the Philippine Congress. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "HB 4225: Participatory Governance Through CSOs" (PDF). Philippine Congress. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mercury Exposure Information Act of 2011" (PDF). Philippine Congress. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Local Housing Boards Act" (PDF). Philippine Congress. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cadastral Survey Act of 2012" (PDF). Philippine Congress. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Domestic Workers Act of 2012 or Kasambahay Bill" (PDF). Philippine Congress. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rep. JV Ejercito visits Zambo, announces senatorial bid". zamboangatoday.ph. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Sandiganbayan issues arrest warrant for JV Ejercito". philstar.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07.