The 49-year-old Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito, fondly called by his friends and colleagues as JV Ejercito is the son of the former son of Philippine President Joseph Estrada (now Manila Mayor) and businesswoman-philanthropist and incumbent mayor of San Juan Guia Gomez. His supporters particularly those of the Junior Chamber International Philippines (or known as Philippine Jaycees, Inc.), an affiliate of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs are organizing a #26JVEjercitoDay on May 4 that starts at 8 in the morning simultaneous with other key cities that have JCI chapters.
The momentous event is spearheaded by JV Ejercito Para sa Bayan Movement.
When Ejercito served as mayor of San Juan City, he was successful in serving his three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010. When he was part of the House of Representatives as a congressman for the lone district of San Juan, he authored and or sponsored 161 bills and or House measures, five of which were approved by the House and passed to the Senate for consideration:
- HB 4225: Participatory Governance Through CSOs Empowerment Act of 2011
- HB 4541: Mercury Exposure Information Act of 2011
- HB 4565: Local Housing Boards Act
- HB 5870: Cadastral Survey Act of 2012
- HB 6144: Domestic Workers Act of 2012 or Kasambahay Bill
Among his notable legislation include the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling Law, Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Law, Balanced Housing Law, Sugarcane Industry Development Law and the Foreign Investment Liberalization Act. Apart from those, he continues to push for Freedom of Information Act, Train Protection Act, and the Modernization of Philippine National Railway.
For those who would like to take part in this one-day #26JVEjercitoDay, contact the JV Ejercito Para sa Bayan Movement facebook page.
Postscript: This article does not imply of endorsing JV Ejercito but simply as a feature.