Joseph Victor Ejercito - updates

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Senators: Like Dengvaxia, Barangay Health Station funds 'rushed' for 2016 polls

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:45 PM

But former health secretary Janette Garin denies the allegation, saying the government has continuously funded the nationwide Barangay Health Stations project

Hearing on BHS Anomaly Senate Hearing July 4 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

JV Ejercito to Duterte: Sack 'callous' PhilHealth OIC

May 03, 2018 - 5:04 PM

'It is the height of callousness for the interim Philhealth president to be spending that much money,' says Senate health committee chair Joseph Victor Ejercito, in response to an audit report flagging Celestina Ma Jude De la Serna's steep travel expenses

HEALTH COMMITTEE CHAIR. Senator JV Ejercito, chairman of the Senate health committee. File photo from Senate PRIB

Pimentel vows to 'fight' for reelectionist allies in PDP-Laban slate

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:16 PM

This comes after Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito aired the grievance of reelectionist senator-allies that they were left out despite having supported the government

Bangsamoro Basic Law in Basilan

IN PHOTOS: PNPA alumni adopt PNP chief Dela Rosa, Senator Ejercito

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:09 PM

National Capital Region Police Office chief Oscar Albayalde also joins Dela Rosa and Ejercito as the newest 'adopted' alumni of the PNPA

Minority senators oppose extension of martial law in Mindanao

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:36 PM

'As security forces reign supreme during martial law, would not military rule actually get in the way of a people-centered rebuilding and rehabilitating of the once vibrant city?' they ask

MARAWI CITY. Minority senators oppose the recommendation to extend martial law in Mindanao. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an investment for the future and not an expense

Malacañang file photo

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May 22, 2017 - 10:53 PM

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Senators want Anti-Distracted Driving Act on hold

May 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

They have made matters complicated when it is basically just about banning the use of cellphones while driving says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito referring to the implementing rules

NO DISTRACTIONS. Distracted driving is finally prohibited under Republic Act No. 10913 starting May 18.

'Torture' at CA? Lacson tells Taguiwalo to 'behave'

May 17, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Naghahanap siya ng boto [so] she should behave Hindi yung parang nananakot or nang iintimidate says Senator Panfilo Lacson after DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said the CA is subjecting her to torture

BEHAVE. Senator Panfilo Lacson tells DSWD chief Judy Taguiwalo to 'behave' after the latter lamented the delay in her confirmation hearing on May 17.

Gov't employees, informal settlers to get idle PNP, AFP houses – NHA

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:21 PM

The National Housing Authority asks Congress to approve the re awarding of more than 55 000 idle houses as these were specifically meant for cops and soldiers under the law

RE-AWARDING. NHA General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr says idle housing units for the PNP and AFP personnel will be given to government employees such as public school teachers and municipal and barangay employees. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Senators hold judgment on impeachment complaint vs Duterte

Mar 16, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Several senators note that the House is mandated to determine the complaint s validity But for an administration ally there is no compelling reason to impeach the President

IMPEACHMENT. Senators say it is up to the House of Representatives, as mandated by the 1987 Constitution, to decide on the 1st impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo

Law needed to make free tuition in SUCs part of annual budget – Bam Aquino

Dec 18, 2016 - 3:42 PM

A law needs to be passed so that the allocation for free tuition in state universities and colleges will become a regular item in the budget the senator says

FREE TUITION. Senator Bam Aquino stressed that a law still needs to be passed to allow Senate to allocate budget for it annually. Rappler file photo

‘Future’ member JV Ejercito attends PDP-Laban dinner

Nov 16, 2016 - 10:57 PM

Senator JV Ejercito says he is still considering the invitation of President Rodrigo Duterte and Senate President Koko Pimentel to join the ruling administration party

NEW MEMBER? (From left to right) Senator JV Ejercito, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Senate President Koko Pimentel, and Senator Manny Pacquiao during the PDP-Laban thanksgiving dinner on November 16. Rappler photo

Like in House, Senate bill bans suspension of officials over charges in past positions

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:45 AM

A similar bill was filed by House leaders a few weeks ago after the Sandiganbayan ordered the preventive suspension of several congressmen

SAME BILL IN CONGRESS. Like in the House, a bill banning preventive suspension of officials over charges in previous posts was filed in the Senate.

JV Ejercito charged for irregular firearms procurement in San Juan

Dec 08, 2015 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED 19 other former and incumbent San Juan officials also face technical malversation charges

QUESTIONS THE TIMING. San Juan Rep JV Ejercito-Estrada in a file photo by John Javellana

Recto: New license plates don't benefit motorists

May 21, 2015 - 2:40 PM

As the Senate investigates the LTO s P3 8 billion license plate deal Senate President Prop Tempore Ralph Recto again hits the agency for forcing the mass cancellation of motor vehicle plates

NEW PLATES. Senator Ralph Recto says there's no point in forcing motor vehicle owners to pay just for a new design of the license plate. Photo from DOTC Twitter

SC told: DOTC has no authority to push train fare hike

Mar 03, 2015 - 1:49 PM

Petitioners say the DOTC failed to coordinate with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board when it announced fare hikes for the LRT and MRT

'UNJUSTIFIED.' Militant groups rally outside the MRT3 North Avenue station in Quezon City on Monday, January 5, to protest the recent implementation of the fare hike for the train systems in metro Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

JV Ejercito: Not his brother’s keeper

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Ejercito surprises allies and the public

INC picks 12 senatorial candidates

May 12, 2013 - 1:00 PM

The bloc voting Iglesia ni Cristo endorses 7 Team PNoy senatorial candidates and several local candidates days before elections

Ejercito, JV

Oct 06, 2012 - 3:11 PM

Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito son of former president Joseph Estrada is the congressman of San Juan City where he was mayor for 3 terms