JV wants end to ‘feud’ with brother Jinggoy

Marje Pelayo   •   May 8, 2018   •   3670

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

Only one Estrada should run for office, Jinggoy says

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines —Former senator Jinggoy Estrada has signified his intent in running for a Senate seat in the 2022 national elections.

In an interview on Wednesday (July 7), Estrada said he still has unfinished business in the Senate and was encouraged by the continuous support of the public after several surveys still include him in the winning circle.

However, the former senator said only one Estrada should run for office, pertaining to his brother former senator JV Ejercito.

“Mabuti na ‘yung iisa lang ang Estrada ang tumakbo kasi minsan nalilito ang ating mga botante kung sino sa aming dalawa. Siguro, it’s high time that we get to talk to each other,” Jinggoy said.

Ejercito, on the other hand, said in a tweet that it is the right of anyone to run for public office and the people will decide which candidate they will vote for.

“Everyone has the right to run for public office. But it is the prerogative of the people to choose a candidate with integrity, honesty & track record,” Ejercito said. -AAC (with reports from Harlene Delgado)

Ex-Pres. Joseph Estrada to be discharged from hospital Monday – Jinggoy

Robie de Guzman   •   April 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Former President Joseph Estrada is expected to be discharged from the hospital on Monday, his son, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada announced.

“Our family is overjoyed to announce that our father will finally be discharged from the hospital today,” he said in a post on Facebook.

“We would like to express our gratitude to his doctors for their expertise and care,” he added.

Jinggoy also thanked those who offered prayers and support for their family.

“We would like to thank everyone who prayed with us and supported us through this harrowing experience,” he said.

“But most of all, we would like to thank our Lord Almighty for His love and guidance through all of this,” he added.

Estrada contracted novel coronavirus disease in late March.

Jinggoy on April 13 announced that his father had tested negative for the virus and was transferred to a regular room.

But on April 16, Estrada was moved back to an intensive care unit after his doctors found “a super imposed bacterial lung infection.”

He was later brought back to a regular room after condition improved.

Ex-Pres. Joseph Estrada back in ICU due to ‘bacterial lung infection’ — Jinggoy

Robie de Guzman   •   April 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada was brought back to a non-COVID intensive care unit (ICU) on Thursday night after suffering a “slight setback,” his son, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada said.

“We wish to announce that my father had a slight setback last night as his doctors found a superimposed bacterial lung infection,” Jinggoy said in a Facebook post on Friday.


We wish to announce that my father had a slight set back…

Posted by JE Estrada on Thursday, April 15, 2021

The younger Estrada said his father was moved back to a regular ICU “monitoring and support of his blood pressure which fluctuated due to the said infection.”

“But overall, he is stable with high flow oxygen support,” he added.

On Wednesday, Jinggoy said the former president has been transferred to a regular room after testing negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

“Once again, we ask for your prayers for his immediate recovery and also to all those infected with COVID-19,” the former senator said.

The former president contracted coronavirus disease in late March.


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