JV Ejercito falls ill after Ilocos Sur sortie

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San Juan Representative Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito Estrada. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – It is crunch time for midterm elections candidates and as they beef up their campaign activities with barely a month left to woo voters for support, someone may fall ill.

San Juan Representative Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada has been struck by fever after the United Nationalist Alliance [UNA] took its campaign activities to Ilocos Sur.

UNA has been boosting its rallies and motorcades due to the limited time left to campaign.

Opposition candidates are known for toughing it out under the harsh rays of the sun on top of their vehicles during motorcades—this was also the case when it campaigned in the Ilocos region last week.

The younger Estrada said that his fever reached 38.5 to 39 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the day after he jumped from the UNA campaign activities in Ilocos Sur to Manila to attend the birthday of his father, deposed President Joseph Estrada.

The San Juan legislator has been hopping in and out of UNA’s campaign trail, visiting far-flung areas on his own or with resigned senator Juan Miguel Zubiri on certain occasions.

Rest days for him were spent helping his father campaign in the city of Manila, where the ousted president is going head to head with incumbent Manila City Mayor Alfredo Lim.

“Bumigay din. Grabe naman din kasi ang schedule namin. It’s really gruelling compared to Team PNoy’s. Suyod kami ng bayan-bayan talaga. Sila ang puputi!” he said.

[My body gave in. Our schedule is unbelievable, gruelling compared to Team PNoy’s activities. We really take our time to visit every town that we can. (Unlike us, Team PNoy’s candidates) are so fair-skinned!]

Estrada said that he was at home recovering on Monday and hopes to feel better by Tuesday so he can join other opposition candidates when they court Zamboanga voters for support.

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  • Guest

    Pareho lang ganid ang mga Cayetanos at Estradas. nagtatayo sila ng political dynasty na ang tanging layunion ay magpayaman at di maglindkod sa Sambayanan.

  • david

    di kaya pinakulam ni chavit? har har har

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    I don’t know why being “fair skinned” in this election is being even mentioned.Nobody is wringing the elbows of these candidates to go campaigning under the searing sun so they can win the election.The way I read it is some candidates don’t want to become tanned.If they don’t want to get burnt by the sun,don’t go out there.Fold your campaign tent and tender your candidacies so the other independent candidates can win.

  • anton kinuton

    mga binay ba nasunog sa kakakampanya?

  • Guest

    Ang institution ng Senado, makokontrol na lang ng illang pulitiko.
    malayong malayo sa Senado noon. Kaya bakit kayo maglalagay ng karagdagang
    cayetano, estrada at Enrile sa Senado? Di ba kay nagsasawa

  • http://twitter.com/lovechloe15 chloe evangelista

    super sipag kasi ni Cong. JV! binibigyan nya kasi ng importansya ang mga sortie upang mas makilala pa siya ng mga pilipino.. I salute Rep. JV for this :)

    • kumilos_tayo

      Stupid girl..

  • ernievictory

    hoi JV , talaga lang maiitim ang mga taga UNA ….sagad hanggang buto !

  • hu_yu

    wawa naman jv, me takit, baby jv tuuuyyyyy

  • jpastor

    Gawa ni chavit yan dahil may anting anting… kulam.

  • Guest

    At the end of the day, malalaman naman ng taumbayan na si Chiz ay pinagtutulungan ng mga pulitikong ambisyo tulad ni Alan at Jinggoy.

  • Ganymede

    Hoy JV.. bakit ayaw mo paunlakan yun interview ng Investigative Documentary (ID) ng GMA News TV tungkol sa mga offshore accounts mo na hindi mo nilagay sa SALN mo? Mukhang may tinatago ka ah.. Mukhang guilty!

    • http://twitter.com/ItsJERRYlicious Jerry Manilag

      di ba pwedeng busy at di nag-tugma ang schedule ni JV at ng ID staffs>?

  • Noel

    He could have been poisoned by Singson in Ilocos Sur when the latter hosted a lavish lunch to UNA candidates.

    • droccu

      I was thinking of the same thing. :-) Plastikan pa kasi si Chavit and the Estrada family all for political expediency. That is transactional politics at work which can lead to bigger corruption once JV is in power. How can ERAP and his family easily forgive someone who caused his embarrassing downfall? I know Chavit knows this and he should be wary if more ERAP kids come into power as they will surely get back at him once they’re all politically entrenched- at high political offices at that. Or does Chavit the gambler already knows this and is working for a JV defeat in Ilocos discretely…..abangan ang laglagan…….

    • buttones

      Maybe it’s those ‘herbs’ he puts into his cookies?

  • prince_janus

    Ang anak ng kabit at ang ganid sa kapangyarihan! Huwag na iboto ang kandidatong ito.

  • Guest

    Huwag po tayong padala sa ginagawang paninira ni Alan at Jinggoy kay Chiz Escudero. Halata naman pong sinisiraan nila si Chiz, di po ba?

  • prince_janus

    naging senador ang legitimate son. pati na rin ba illegitimate son, gawin na rin nating senador?

  • Guest

    . Bakit hindi gumawa ng black propaganda si Alan kay Jinggoy or kay Erap. Dahil ba sa takot siya sa mag-amang Estrada?

  • kumilos_tayo

    Maiitim ka naman tlaga eh maitim ang budhi..

    • penoy2012

      Mama, what is “bidhi”?

      • kumilos_tayo

        Sorry wrong spelling nagdidilim kasi paningin ko sa hayop na yan eh.

  • http://twitter.com/ItsJERRYlicious Jerry Manilag

    Sa sobrang sipag at tiyaga ni Cong. JV sa pangangampanya para mailatag ang kanyang magandang track records at plataporma de gobyerno kaya siya nagkasakit! Get well soon Senator!

  • JosephNess

    wala nang balitang masagap kaya itong walang saysay na balita pinatulan na…hahahahaha…

  • Batz61

    ill na ba yun eh 38.5-39 c lang naman ang fever…ordinary lagnat lang yan…maraming tao nagkakakaganyan…di na kailangang i-announce sa national broadsheet newspaper…sayang ang space, kaartehan lang.

  • penoy2012

    Baka umihi yan sa punso.

  • buttones

    Poor thing! I’ll certainly vote for him- yes the sun is quite hot these days isn’t it, and without the power to drive a fan it’s even worse-

  • dodong1

    NASOBRAHAN SA INOM NG MGA MAMAHALING ALAK YAN AT SA MAGDAMAG NA MAHJONG KAYA NAGKASAKIT..

  • MaySenseBa

    JV gets a fever. Inquirer deems this newsworthy.

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