Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#22 JV Ejercito

Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito, popularly known as JV (born on December 26, 1969 in Manila), is a politician. He served as senator of the Philippines, representative of the lone district of San Juan, and city mayor. He ran and lost in the senatorial race in the 2019 elections.

Ejercito first entered the political arena when he was elected mayor of the city of San Juan in 2001, serving for three consecutive terms until 2010. He then served as the representive of the city’s lone district for one term, before joining the Senate in 2013.

He is the son of the 13th Philippine president Joseph Ejercito Estrada and half brother of former senator Jinggoy Estrada, who served until 2016. His mother, Guia Gomez, was elected the 18th mayor of San Juan in 2010 and served until 2019. | Rappler

Issues and Stands

Safe re-opening of schools and transition to face-to-face classes

Ensure that quality internet is available to students and work to provide subsidies to ensure they can keep up in their classes (i.e., load or laptop subsidies)

Integrate Human Rights and Peace Education into basic and secondary education curriculum

Junking of Anti-Terror Law

Demand that campaigns declare online campaign expenditures beyond their official social media accounts (i.e., influencers engaged, unofficial groups or pages tapped, etc.)

Increased participation of the youth in local and national governance by allowing them to influence & craft legislation

Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and support their increased participation in cultural spaces

Legalization of Divorce

Increase national minimum wage to P750

Increase budget for farming and fishing support/infrastructure

Enact the right to an adequate food bill or the Zero Hunger Bill

Continue support for the rice tariffication law

Seeking climate change accountability from better developed, high-pollutant countries

Increase financial and technical support for local climate adaptation and mitigation projects

Support for Open Pit Mining

Pass an Alternative Mining Act in accordance with human rights norms, standards, and obligations

Increase funding for mental health support

Decriminalizing Abortion

Reparations for Martial Law Victims & Retrieval of Marcos’ Ill-gotten Wealth

Criminalizing of Vote-buying