SEN. JV EJERCITO ON SAF 44 ANNIV: THERE CAN NEVER BE PEACE WITHOUT JUSTICE

Senator JV Ejercito today lamented the impunity and lack of justice over the massacre of the fallen 44 Special Action Forces who were mercilessly killed by joint forces of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters a year ago in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. “There can never be lasting peace in Mindanao or with the MILF unless we resolve the Mamasapano incident once and for all. It is lamentable that a year has passed without any strong conviction against those repor...
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SEN. JV LAUDS PNOY SIGNING OF SK REFORM INTO LAW AS GOOD NEWS

Senator JV Ejercito today lauded President Benigno Aquino III’s signing into law of the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Bill as “good news” saying that the Filipino youth would finally retain their voice in local governance after almost six years of having no representative in government. “Finally, the SK would resume its polls on October this year. I am happy that we gave our youth leaders a second chance, through reforms instituted in the SK Reform Bill, for their voices to be heard and for let...
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JV EJERCITO WANTS STIFFER PENALTIES FOR ROBBERY OF TRAIN PARTS

Senator JV Ejercito wants to impose stiffer penalties against individuals found guilty of stealing train parts through the Train Protection Act of 2015 (Senate Bill No. 3094). Ejercito said the government should now classify robbery of train parts as a heinous crime punishable by a maximum penalty of life imprisonment for those guilty of the crime, since it poses serious danger and risk to the lives of train passengers, even to the people living or walking nearby railway tracks. He cited t...
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JV Ejercito Lauds PH Hosting of APEC as ‘milestone’

Senator JV Ejercito today lauded the Philippines’ hosting of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit as a ‘milestone’, particularly the well-managed culminating events in Manila which entertained global and business leaders from 21 member economies. “As a member of APEC, we consider the effort to host such an event as a milestone for the Filipinos, as a nation. I commend President Benigno Aquino III for managing the event well with no glitch, especially on the security aspects,” Eje...
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Sponsorship Speech for Senate Bill No. 2999 (Speed Limiter Bill)

UNDER COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 287 By Senator Joseph Victor G. Ejercito Mr. President and distinguished colleagues: This afternoon, it is my privilege to sponsor a measure that advances the right of commuters toward a safer road and safer means of public transport. I speak today for our fellow Filipinos who use our public utility vehicles as their primary means of traveling, and whose lives may be at risk if we do not bring immediate solution and discipline on our roads.  Mr. President, to...
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JV Ejercito Seeks Senate Probe on Laglag Bala Modus

Senator JV Ejercito is asking the Senate today to investigate the “laglag bala” scheme at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) through the filing of Senate Resolution No. 1644. Ejercito said the “laglag bala” scheme continues to victimize Filipinos and foreigners alike for months now and is being used to extort money from unsuspecting passengers. “There is an urgency to look into these incidents because this is becoming an international embarrassment for the country. Just for the ...
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