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Rep. Jose Victor drops Ejercito, takes on Estrada

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San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Ejercito out, Estrada in.

San Juan Rep. Jose Victor Ejercito has decided to drop his surname and instead use “Estrada,” his widely popular father’s screen surname, to further boost his chances of winning in next year’s senatorial election.

Ejercito on Friday said he arrived at the decision after seeing the results of the latest Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations surveys, showing him improving from eighth to fourth place in the Magic 12.

In a recent Pulse survey, Ejercito tied for the third slot with Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.  Senators Loren Legarda and Chiz Escudero took the top two slots.

“I would attribute the jump to the ‘Estrada factor,’” Ejercito said in a press conference in Quezon City.

Following the advice of his father, former President Joseph Estrada, he had asked survey companies to use “Estrada” as his surname. He said he felt that he was not as popular in rural areas as an “Ejercito.”

The congressman said he would have kept his original surname had the surveys conducted in August and September not shown improvements in his rating.

In the SWS survey, for instance, Ejercito ranked fourth, behind Senators Francis Escudero (1st), Loren Legarda (2nd), and Alan Peter Cayetano (3rd).

Four other prospective United Nationalist Alliance candidates were in the Magic 12: Rep. Jack Enrile (5th), Sen. Gregorio Honasan (6th), former Rep. Juan Miguel Zubiri (9th), and Vice President Jejomar Binay’s daughter Nancy (12th).

An Ejercito victory would mean that there would be two Estrada sons working in the same chamber, at least for the next three years. Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, the Senate President Pro Tempore, was reelected in 2010 and will serve until 2016.

Asked how he would be able to work with his half-brother, with whom he is known to have a rivalry, Ejercito said: “The relationship is much better now than it was before.”

“Probably we’re both mature (now). We’ve both matured already, so just wait. That will be one of the things to watch (out for),” he added.


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  • spider69

    wala namang nagagawa ito sa bayan pero bakit nanalong kandidato. talagang tag-hirap ang Pinas. kaya nakakabili ng boto ang may pera na kandidato.

  • JK1000

    Ganun pa rin ! Walang silbi pa rin sa Bayan. Galit na naman niyan si Jinggoy Estrada sa kapatid niya.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4WEDVVXOMPOQ3VYGUKOAVVT574 Pedro Mateo

    wala ng tiwala ang mga tao sa politiko kaya kung sino ang may pera doon na lang. Kahit sino ang mananalo ganoon rin, gumawa ng kabulastugan. Pagkandidato pa, ako ang utusan ng bayan, pagnanalo na, ako ang uutos sa bayan. .

  • wilfel

    What a SHAME. Just to be sure to become a winner. You want to change your last name. Your Grandfather must be turning on his GRAVE. Its ok for your Dad since he used it as a actor screen name. Hope you know what you can do in senate not just collect your PORK BARREL and PLAY GOLF.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QHYTUZPGEG435ELL4BCY25LINM Wonder woman

    May shooting ba? Pagalingan ng isip dito!!!!

  • mangtom

    Wrong move. The name Estrada stinks. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/roi.decastro.5 Roi de Castro

    people please don’t vote for this skunk…. they stink even a mile away

  • boybakal

    It is not about name, popular name, it is about qualification.
    It is about…”What you can do for your country”….. not Estrada,not Estregan, not Erap nor Asiong Salonga.

  • http://inquirer.net unokritiko

    I rather choose trillanes than this estrada guy.

  • Mike Lacues

    No to Estrada, Enrile, No to Family Dynasty in the Senate…ang kakakapal ng mga Mukha nyo, kayo lang ba ang marunong, swerte nyo lang at naka puwesto na mga kapamilya nyo, dapat ipasa ang Anti-Dynasty laban sa mga politiko…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    wag nyo na iboto ang mga estrada sugapa na sa pwesto ang mga yan at ang target pag nakaupo  ang pork barrel ,bali ang mga ito dumadagdag sa problema ng tao sa pinas ,bali sila ang nag papahirap

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    Philippine politics has become a circus.  Too many movie stars running to different offices in government making a mockery of the system.  Too many dynasties now like the Revillas, Estradas, Enriles, Aquinos, Gordons, Singsons, and more. Besides these clowns, we have a group of movie stooges trying to make the govenment a movie studio with these people running for public office.  MAHIYA NAMAN KAYO AT SANA MAGISIP ANG MGA PINOY NA HUWAG IBOBOTO ANG MGA TAONG ITO! Ito ang mga artistang tatakbo sa eleksiyon ngayong taon at sana gumising ang mga Pinoy at huwag iboto ang mga ito dahil sa pagiging mga tagahanga.  Marami na tayong mga clown sa gobyerno tulad nila Estradas, Revillas, Sottos, etc.

    Annabelle Rama – Patawarin ka ng diyos, Jolo Revilla (diyos ko po naman pati anak ni Bong na 2 ang anak sa ibaibang babae), Phillip Salvador, Joey Marquez, Christopher De Leon, at maraming-marami pang iba na ang tanging resume ay pagiging artista.

    KAYA WALANG ASENSO ANG PILIPINAS AY DAHIL SA MGA BOTANTE NA HINDI GINAGAMIT ANG MGA UTAK SA PAGBOTO.  PASENSIY ANA KAYO PERO MASAKIT TANGGAPIN ANG KATOTOHANAN.  PARANG SENAKULO ANG CIRCUS NA ANG PILIPINAS SA DAMI NG MGA ARTISTANG NASA GOBYERNO. 

    MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE PHILIPPINES!!!

  • regd

    Then we are all screwed!

  • aim_up

    Diyos ko po !!!!

    Isa na namang bunga ng isang artista !!!!

    Mabuti pa si Dolphy nuong sinabi:  “Madali akong kumandidato, eh kung manalo ?!  ”

     

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Talagang hindi nauubusan ng mga kandidato na ipagpapatuloy ang kahirapan ng masang pilipino! Goodluck sa inyo juan at juana de la cruz!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WC5IJSKXTZLNM3AV3VGPMM4O7Y ero

    jinggoy bolol mag English eh ano kaya eto si JV? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQZQEJUYXLJW5Z4Y2F65AA7RQE Francisco

    PWE PWE!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZBTU3EN637VONESYPQGI5IKM Angelito

    tsk tsk tsk…..ang daming over-qualified na gaya ko pero hindi naman mananalo……tsk tsk tsk…ang saklap ng buhay….sila-sila na lang…family affair na sa Senado….

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.c.sean Eric C Sean

    Philippine politic…philipino electorate…phatectic

  • Juan_Sipag08

    Patawarin wala na po bang iba? Kawawang pilipinas

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JJQWTLMZH3NNIE2IJ46AOZAXAE Hannah Blake

    Ang kapal! grabe na to! Kaya nga ayaw talaga nila ipasa ang RH bill para lalo dumami ang mga mangmang at patuloy silang maumuno sa bayan! Nakakasuka na!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JWRBG7Q4LVYQ2UY4BCXBUI2F3Y Peter

    Does it mean that if Jinggoy did not use “Estrada” and use “Ejercito” instead, he would not have won?  It only shows JV’s lack of confidence.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IMVVAVGYORRXVH27G3GOIR5YXE dominguez

    We deserve the officials we vote!! Ngayon pa lang leading na sa survey…jv ejercito, enrile, binay, honasan…kailan tayo matututo??

  • pipsirho

    P I G S => Politicians Insatiably Gorging Slop (Power, Public Funds, Dirty Money, Graft, Corruption, SHAMELESSNESS) will do anything to perpetuate POLITICAL DYNASTIES.

    Filipino voters NEVER LEARN, so the Philippines will always be a PIGSTY where P I G S  roam shamelessly to scavenge slop of any form or shape as long as it is slop.

  • $26606290

    ” i would attribute the jump to the Estrada factor” hahaha sa tingin mo ba makakarating ka dyan sa kinatatayuan mo kung di ka anak ng tatay mo?

    we will definitely get what we deserve. walang class tong mga tao na to. di na nahiya.
    bong revilla, lito lapid ibang klase ang mukha at dibdib nyo. tito sotto, tapos dadagdagan pa ng kandidato na ang tanging qualification ay kaanak. Cayetano, Binay???

    mananalo to dahil sa mga bobotante. di dapat puedeng bumoto lahat. yung may trabaho at ITR lang!

    Diyos ko….maawa po kayo sa amin.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6L2QCCYRYJZLHMET4JLNWPB46U ampyrms

    It’s time to educate our poor and star struck voters not to vote for popularity, but rather look for integrity and dedication of the Candidate. The ones running are all TRAPOS. Let’s all unite, in our own respective ways, to help our Country. I’m fed up with these “PIGS”, to quote Percy Reyes below.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3RMNEZCQQHXWOQRXJROQ2CORFU Homer Guo

    garapal. kapal mukha. walang delicadeza at walang awa sa bayan ang mga estrada. feeling sila lang ang tao sa pinas.

  • regd

    The people’s concept of election is based on fortune, fame & personality. And these dumb dysfunctional coward family (all of them #*%# dynasties) are exploiting it to an inconceivable shameless max! 
    I lost my faith in humanity. I just work hard to feed my family.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Malamang tawa nang tawa si Satanas…tawagin man siyang Lucifer…ganon pa rin ang ibig sabihin, sukdulan ng sama at salot sa buong sangkatauhan. Only our faith in God will save us from this evil — either Satanas or Lucifer, it’s the same one.

  • rambe66

    Ang tanong ngayon, paano ba pagpili ng karapatdapat na kandidato na maglilingkod sa bayan. Sino ang magtuturo sa mga botante. Paano ba kukumbinsihin ang mga karamihan na mahihirap at di nakapag aral na mga botante na iboto ang tamang kandidato. Ano ang pwede nating gawin, bilang mga concerned citizens. Nagtatanong lang.

  • yellow_zombies

    Mas mabuti pa na Ejercito na lang dahil yan ang nakasanayan niya na pangalan. Sino ba si JV Estrada? Haha!

  • Bonggebongge

    Langya…ang survey daw sabi ang magic 12…ayang si JV na may kapatid na sa senado, si Binay anak ni Jejomar…yung Jack na anak ni enrile…susmaryosep…ang kakapal na ng pagmumukha ng mga ito…ginawa nang hanap buhay ang pagseserbisyo daw sa bayan…eh anak ng teteng pero ito mga trapo eh…sana naman wag na manalo ang mga ito at wag nang maniniwala ang mga tao sa bayarang survey survey na yan…

  • Fayha

    Malalaman natin sa sunod na Eleksyon kung ano talaga ang Majority Voters nang Bansa natin. Pag manalo ang mga Anak nang hinde nag sasawa sa Pwesto na sina Enrile,Binay at Erap sa incoming Election. wala nang chance ang bansa natin na uunlad kasi pa ulit2x tayong lokohin nang mga Pulitiko na ito.  

  • aurelius marcus

    Ang mga hinayopak na TRAPO ginawa ng negosyo tong pagpopolitika, pati mga anak, apo, asawa! 

    Tskk HOY MGA PILIPINO GUMISING KAYO… WAG IBOTO MGA TRAPO AT ARTISTA!!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

      Ni hindi nga iginalang ang apelyido niya…mas gusto pa ang make-believe na pangalan…aywan kung mayroong dapat ikarangal sa ganyang klase ng mentalidad…payag naman ang tatay niya…haaay, buhay ng mga hindi totoo.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZF4OTGY4BREFE42RXP7FZJKFY Ding

        Eh, ano nga ba ang totoo, at alin ang totoo sa mga pangalan nila — Estrada Estregan, Ejercito?  Nang una kong makita ang litrato nitong si JV, akala ko si Mikey Arroyo…noon akala ko Alvarado si Jinggoy.  Haay, ano na nga ang totoo sa hindi?

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.lennon.31 Julian Lennon

    NOT ANOTHER ONE!!!! NO MORE!!!

  • lemon88

    mga swapang at ganid talaga kayo sa kapangyarihan. Sino me sabi sayo pag pinalitan mo to estrada ANG APELYIDO MO ay tataas ang chance mong manalo bilang senator sa susunod na election. Sobra YATA ANG BILIB MO SA APELYIDONG ESTRADA. 

    MGA KABABAYAN KONG PILIPINO TULDUKAN NA NATIN ITONG MAG-ANAK NA ESTRADA AT MARCOS KASAMA NA DYAN ANG LAHAT NG TRAPO. ALAM NA NATIN ANG GAGWIN SA SUSUNOD NA ELECTION KUNG GUSTO NATING MAGKAROON NG MASAGANANG BUKAS PARA SA ATING MGA ANAK, MGA APO AT SUSUNOD PANG LAHI

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    agree ako diyan sa idea mo, pero kakaunti lang tao dito sa cyber space,majority ay walang access sa internet.hindi nila alam  kung sino ang trapo at dynasty candidates..



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