Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#27 Jinggoy Estrada

Jose Pimentel Ejercito Jr., popularly known as Jinggoy Estrada (born on February 17, 1963 in Manila), is a politician.

He was elected senator of the Philippines in 2004, serving until 2016. He was the 16th mayor of the city of San Juan, serving for three terms until 2001.

Estrada ran and lost in the senatorial race during the 2019 elections.

He is facing a P183-million plunder case in relation to the pork barrel scam. He was previously detained but was released on bail in September 2017.

Estrada is the son of 13th Philippine president Joseph Ejercito Estrada and former senator Dr. Loi Ejercito. His daughter, Janella Ejercito, served as San Juan city councilor and vice mayor.

He is the half brother of former senator JV Ejercito. | 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