Ejercito, Joseph Victor “JV Estrada” Gomez (NPC)

Ejercito, Joseph Victor “JV Estrada” Gomez (NPC)

PERSONAL DETAILS
Age: 49 (December 26, 1969)
Place of Residence: San Juan City
Political Party: Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) [Hugpong ng Pagbabago Coalition]
Incumbent Senator: Yes
Terms as Senator: One
FAMILY MEMBERS IN OFFICE
Guia Gomez, Mother, Incumbent Mayor of San Juan City
Joseph “ERAP” Estrada, Father, Former President of the Republic of the Philippines now Incumbent Manila City Mayor running for re-election
Jinggoy Estrada, Half-brother, Former Senator of the Republic of the Philippines (2004-2016) now running for re-election
Janella Estrada, Half-niece, Incumbent Vice Mayor of San Juan City now running for mayoral post
SALIENT ISSUES AND POSITION
Death penalty: YES
Divorce: YES
Martial Law extension in Mindanao: YES
Anti-Political Dynasty Law: YES
SOGIE Equality Bill: YES
TRAIN Law: YES
Lower Age of Criminal Responsibility: YES
Issuance of President’s Medical Reports: YES
Federalism: YES
OPLAN Tokhang: YES
Contractualization: NO
Mandatory Drug Testing in Colleges: YES
POLICY FOCUS/PLATFORMS
· Healthcare (Healthy Nanay and Bulilit ACT (First 1000 Days); the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act; the Barangay Health Workers Act)
· Labor and Employment
· Education and Youth Empowerment
· Transportation (Infrastructure Development and Railway System)
· Energy
· Agriculture
EDUCATION
Primary: Xavier School
Secondary: Xavier School
Tertiary: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, De La Salle University
Graduate Studies: N/A
Honorary Degrees: N/A
Others:
Commissioned Reserve Officer of the Philippine Marine Corps (Major)
Adopted member of the Philippine Military Academy Class ’88 Maringal
AFFILIATIONS
Founder, MAMAMAYAN AYAW SA DROGA (MAD)
National President, Junior Chamber International (1998)
Chairman, Ang Bayang Makulay foundation
Chairman, Puwersa ng Masa (San Juan Chapter)
National Chairman, Kabataan ng Masang Pilipino (KAMPIL)
National Chairman (Youth Sector), Partido ng Masang Pilipino (PMP)
National Chairman, Estudyanteng Responsible para sa Aktibong Pamamahala/ Batang E.R.A.P
GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
Executive
None
Legislative
Representative, Lone District of San Juan (2010-2013)
- Chairman of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development;
- Vice-Chairman of the House Committees on Labor & Employment, and Local Government
- Member for the Majority for Committees on Appropriations, Energy, Public Works & Highways, Transportation, Games and Amusement, Information & Communication Technology, and Youth & Sports.
Senator 16th and 17thCongress (2013-Present)
Judiciary
None
Local Government
Mayor of San Juan City (2001-2004, 2004-2007, 2007-2010)
LEGISLATIVE WORK
Personally authored bills passed into law: 41 (6 Bills pending signature and approval of the President)
Total bills passed into law:
Important legislation:
Republic Act No. 11223 Universal Health Care Act
Republic Act No. 10645: An Act Providing for the Mandatory PhilHealth Coverage for All Senior Citizens
Republic Act No. 11036: Mental Health Act
Republic Act No. 10742: Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015
Republic Act No. 10969: Free Irrigation Service Act
Republic Act No. 10845: Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Act of 2015
Republic Act No. 10666: Children’s Safety on Motorcycles Act of 2015
Republic Act No. 10687: Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Act
Republic Act No. 10692: The PAGASA Modernization Act of 2015
Republic Act No. 10928: Philippine Passport Law
Republic Act No. 10963: Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)
SOURCES
ABS-CBN News. (2018, October 11). Call me 'Estrada': JV Ejercito to use pa's surname in COC filing. Retrieved from ABS-CBN News: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/10/11/18/call-me-estrada-jv-ejercito-to-use-pas-surname-in-coc-filing
Evangelista, A. (2018, October 11). Where do 2019 senatorial bets stand on key national issues? Retrieved from Rappler: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/214974-where-senatorial-bets-stand-key-issues-philippines
JV Ejercito. (n.d.). About JV. Retrieved from JV Ejercito Senator of the Republic of the Philippines:https://www.jvejercito.com/about-jv/
JV Ejercito. (n.d.). Legislative Work. Retrieved from JV Ejercito Senator of the Republic of the Philippines: https://www.jvejercito.com/lawmaker-jve/
Patinio, F. (2018, October 15). JV Ejercito uses 'Estrada' surname in COC for May 2019 polls. Retrieved from Philippine News Agency: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1051089
SunStar Bacolod. (2019, April 1). Ejercito: Regular compensation, benefits for BHW, BNS. Retrieved from SunStar Bacolod: https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1799507
Torregoza, H. (2019, March 28). Ejercito vows to push for better pay, benefits for brgy health workers, nutrition scholars. Retrieved from Manila Bulletin: https://news.mb.com.ph/2019/03/28/ejercito-vows-to-push-for-better-pay-benefits-for-brgy-health-workers-nutrition-scholars/
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