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GIS EXCLUSIVE: Sen. JV Ejercito vows to work more on infrastructure dev’t hopefully in his next term

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Saturday, 12 January 2019 03:48 AM

Senator Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito on Get It Straight with Daniel Razon

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Senator Joseph Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito admits that running in the May midterm election is a total gamble as he is running against his brother former Senator Jinggoy Estrada.

Nevertheless, the senator still hopes to get the support of the public based on his achievements in the past six years of service in the Senate.

This year, Senator JV marked his 18 years as a public servant since he started as a mayor and as a representative of San Juan City.

Meanwhile, his brother Jinggoy was out on bail for a existing plunder case at the Sandiganbayan.

“I’ve tried my best to keep my name clean. Kung baga yung tiwalang ipinagkaloob sa akin talagang pinagkaingat-ingatan ko iyan kaya proud ako. Walang bahid ang aking pangalan,” he explained in an interview with Get It Straight with Daniel Razon.

“Not to compare with him (Jinggoy). Kumbaga proud ako sa performance ko saka iyong clean track record. Sabi ko nga eto na lang sana iyong makatulong na makapag-paangat sa aking re-election bid,” the senator added.

Senator JV couldn’t be prouder because two of his authored bills have already been enacted into law – the Universal Health Care and the establishment of the Department of Human Settlement.

However, he still wishes to do more especially for the country’s infrastructure if reelected.

“Hindi kaya sa 3 years o 6 years. Infrastructure development needs long term. (Kuya Daniel) alam mo naman sa ating gobyerno kapag walang nagtutulak, walang nagpe-pressure, baka pabayaan,” he said.

Meanwhile, the senator is open to reviving the death penalty in the country.

“Wala  namang may karapatan sa atin na kumuha ng buhay ng bawat isa. Sa akin lang deterrent kasi iyon din,” he explained.

“Ang rason nung mga nahuhuling big time Chinese mainlanders na pag tinatanong sila … kasi dito raw pag nahuli, di ka naman papatayin kaagad,” he added.

Despite his obvious support to the programs of the administration, Senator JV is against the entry of Chinese companies in the country as it might affect the country’s stance on the issue involving the West Philippine Sea.

“Parang bukas na bukas na tayo. Andyan na yung 3rd telco, andyan pa yung CCTV all over, so since may dispute tayo, alam nila kung ano ginagawa natin dito,” Ejercito said. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rey Pelayo)

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JV wants end to ‘feud’ with brother Jinggoy

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 02:34 PM

Senator JV Ejercito during his interview with “Get it Straight with Daniel Razon”


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – They say politics is a dirty game — it knows no friends or siblings.

Tension between brothers Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito and former Senator Jinggoy Estrada seems to be escalating ahead of the 2019 midterm elections.

It has been reported that Jinggoy is being courted to join the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban.) Meanwhile JV is seeking reelection though he is not yet certain if he’s included in the administration’s senatorial ticket.

In an interview with “Get it Straight with Daniel Razon,” Tuesday, May 8,  JV said, “Mabigat talaga kasi based on experience, Kuya Daniel, kahit na halimbawa councilor, kagawad or board member, sabay ang pamilyang tumatakbo, talagang chances are — isa lang ang iboboto.”

(Based on experience, it is difficult to run for the position of board member, councilor or kagawad when a family member is also running for the same. Chances are, only one of you will get elected.)

The younger Ejercito said it has been his desire to iron things out with his brother in consideration of their ageing father, former president now mayor Joseph Estrada. The last time they talked, according to JV, was during the height of the plunder charges against the former president.

JV said he is willing to give way for his brother but not at this point when he is still pushing for his advocacies that he believes will be of big help to the country. He is pushing for the lowering of electricity rates and the establishment of the country’s railway system in Congress.

“Kahit saang parte ka ng mundo, very vital ang railway system sa ekonomiya ng bawat bansa. Sasabihin ko sa kapatid ko, ‘Ito lang ang gusto kong matuloy na sa tingin ko ay magpapasigla ng ating ekonomiya’,” the senator said.

(Anywhere you go in the world, the railway system is very vital in any country’s economy. I will tell my brother, “I want to see this implemented because I believe it will energize our economy.”)

JV said he hopes that his brother will also open up to him as he wants the two of them to reconcile.

“Siguro ma-realize namin pareho, hindi lang niya, na walang maidudulot na mabuti kung patuloy kaming magbabangayan,” he concluded. – Nel Maribojoc / Marje Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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Senators push to file a diplomatic protest against China

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:34 PM

FILE PHOTO: Snapshot of a DA-BFAR video on Benham Rise / Philippine Rise

MANILA, Philippines — Following Beijing’s move to rename five underwater sea features of Benham or Philippine Rise after it conducted a marine research in the area in 2004.

Some senators led by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV called on the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against China.

The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) approved last year the names given by China to the said sea features.

What irks the senator is that Beijing used Chinese names for the sea features despite the United Nations’ recognition that the Benham Rise is part of the Philippines territory.

According to Trillanes, the filing of diplomatic protest shows the Philippines’ strong opposition to China’s move.

“We are not agreeing to what they did. But this administration has not filed a diplomatic protest or even verbally opposed it. We heard nothing from them,” said Trillanes.

Several senators are in favor of filing such diplomatic protest against China.

“What China has been doing is already bullying the Philippine government,” said Sen. JV Ejercito.

“They cannot claim it. The United Nations has already declared that this is a part of our extended continental shelf. That’s very clear,” said Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian.

Senator Panfilo Lacson has expressed concern that Beijing might grab the Benham Rise next.

“Kung pinangalan na nila ng mga Chinese names ‘yung mga seamounts, hindi far-fetched na sabihin nila na kanila na naman ‘yun,” said Lacson.

(If they named seamounts with Chinese names, it’s not far fetched that they will soon grab them.)

However, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel is not concern over the matter.

“I’m not bothered. Read the rules who can propose names and who can oppose the proposals,” said Sen. Koko Pimentel.

Meantime, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said that the government does not recognize the names given by China to the undersea features of Philippine Rise.

Roque said that the Duterte administration already recommended to the Philippine embassy in Beijing to inform about the matter the Chinese government and the commission in charge of undersea features of countries or the International Hydrographic Organization. — Mai Bermudez | UNTV News and Rescue

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PMA Maringal Class of 1988 adopts humanitarian broadcast journalist Daniel Razon

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, 17 August 2017 04:43 PM


MANILA, Philippines — BMPI-UNTV chairman and CEO Daniel Razon was officially adopted Tuesday night as a fraternal member of the Philippine Military Academy Maringal Class of 1988, PNP chapter.

Police Maringal Association Incorporated chairman Police Director Leo Angelo Leuterio said, Razon, more popularly known as Kuya Daniel, is very much qualified to become a member of their class as his character exemplifies a true “mistah.”

“In the case of Kuya Daniel, [it was] very easy because his reputation is well known. So it was very easy for us to come up with a decision. His values would be compatible with the Maringal class of 1988,” said Leuterio.

Kuya Daniel admitted he would have joined the military had he not become a broadcaster.

“Had it not been for the path that I actually followed in my life I could have been one of the military personnel cause this is also one of those things that I really want to pursue in my life,” he said.

Kuya Daniel vowed to extend his advocacy to them whom he now calls “comrades” and to the people that the class serves,  by conducting free medical services, free education program and through the service of the UNTV News and Rescue Team.

“For the service not only of our group but also for the service of those people that we serve. So you treat our station, your station. You treat our entity, your entity. And you treat me as your servant. I will be, with God’s help, your servant and the people’s servant,” said Kuya Daniel.

Meanwhile, members of Maringal Class of 1988 are confident that they will be able to render public services more so  now that they have Kuya Daniel.

They also promised to undergo UNTV’s rescue training to further widen their life-saving skills.

“When the situation calls for this training to be applied, we are grateful. I think it was a divine intervention these things cropped up during the dialogue we have with Kuya Daniel,” said Leuterio.

Aside from Kuya Daniel, among the prominent personalities adopted by PMA Class of 1988 are DOTC Secretary Emilio Abaya, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, and Senator JV Ejercito.

Sa anomang paraan na aking magagawa ay nangangako po akong sa tulong ng Panginoon ay hindi ko kayo ipapahiya (In any way I can, I promise, with God’s help, I will not embarrass you) and I will live up to be  maringal, marangal at kapakipakinabang ( noble, honest and productive),” said Razon.

“In any way that I can help, I promise that with the help of the Lord I will not let you down. I will live up to be a Maringal, noble and productive,” he added. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue



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