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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JV Ejercito Urges NHA to Fast-track 45K Housing Units for Yolanda Victims by YearEnd

Senator JV Ejercito urged the National Housing Authority (NHA) to fast-track the completion of 45,000 permanent housing units by yearend for super typhoon Yolanda victims. The senator made this statement after hearing the updates on the government’s resettlement program for Yolanda victims under the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement on Monday. The hearing was attended by representatives from NHA, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, National Econom...
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JV Ejercito: SK Reform Bill Now Awaits PNoy’s Signature

Senator JV Ejercito commended the swift approval of the Bicameral Conference Committee after the members settled the disagreeing provisions for the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015. “Finally, the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 will be submitted to President Aquino for signature. We already had two postponements for SK elections to give way for these reforms. It’s about time to implement the reforms in the SK,” Sen. Ejercito, as one of the co-authors of the bill said. Ejerci...
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