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JV Ejercito Eyes Senate Return in 2022, Saying He Has Unfinished Business

To continue advocacy, unfinished business.
by Erwin Colcol
Jun 21, 2021
Photo/s: JV Ejercito/Facebook

Former Sen. JV Ejercito on Monday said he is considering running for senator again in the 2022 elections, saying that he wanted to continue what he started in the chamber during his first term.

Ejercito, a son of former President Joseph Estrada, served as senator from 2013 to 2019. He ran for the same position in the 2019 elections but he failed to make it to the winners' circle of 12.

"[I] will run because of my advocacy and unfinished business, and if funds permitting," Ejercito told reportr in a text message.

During his stint as senator, he pushed for the passage of several key measures including the Universal Healthcare Law and the law creating the Department of Human Settlements.

Ejercito said he wanted to run for senator again this time in order to oversee the implementation of the measures he sponsored.

Although "nothing is final" yet about his decision to return to politics, Ejercito said he would most likely run under the Nationalist People's Coalition, chaired by Senate President Vicente Sotto III.

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Sotto told reporters that apart from Ejercito, former senators Loren Legarda, Gringo Honasan, and Chiz Escudero were also supposedly running for the same position next year.


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