JV Ejercito declares senatorial bid in 2022
MANILA, Philippines— Former Senator JV Ejercito on Friday declared his senatorial bid in 2022.
“Our voters deserve better choices. Our country deserves the good ones who will help achieve prosperity for all, not leaders who think only about lining their pockets with public money,” Ejercito said in an online press briefing.
“I believe our people deserve the Good One in the Senate,” he stressed.
In seeking a Senate comeback, Ejercito cited his clean track record and achievements when he was a senator from 2013 to 2019 and as a congressman and mayor of San Juan City.
He vowed to pursue his advocacies such as the Universal Health Care (UHC) to further strengthen the country’s health care system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Now more than ever, the UHC which is still a work in progress, has to be prioritized and implemented properly. I will work doubly hard in order to achieve this vision. I will work doubly hard in order to achieve this vision,” Ejercito said.
The former senator said he also wants to pursue his advocacy on infrastructure development as he underscored the need to put up modern public transportation like an efficient railway system.
“Ito ang mga dahilan kung bakit kaya ako nagdesisyon na muling humarap sa ating mga kababayan at kumandidato pagka-Senador sa halalan ng 2022,” he said.
(These are the reasons why I decided to face our countrymen and run for senator in the 2022 elections)
“Ihaharap ko muli ang aking track record bilang senador mula 2013-2019. Bago po iyon ay bilang Mayor at Congressman ng San Juan City track record kung saan isinulong natin ang Universal Health Care, pabahay sa ating mga kababayan, at pagtataguyod sa mga kabataan.”
(I will present again my track record as a senator from 2013-2019. Before that, my track record as a mayor and congressman of San Juan City where I pushed for the Universal Health Care, housing, and my advocacy for the youth)
“At higit sa lahat, ang aking track record na walang bahid ng pagnanakaw sa kabang-bayan. Kahit na kapos sa pang-gastos sa kampanya, ang aking malinis na pangalan, ang aking track record ang aking magiging pambato sa halalan,” Ejercito added.
(And most of all my track record that has not been tainted with the looting of public funds. Even when I was short on funds for my campaign, my untainted name and my track record will be my edge in this election)
Ejercito was among those included in the senatorial lineup of Senator Panfilo Lacson, who is running for president with Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as vice president.
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