JV EJERCITO: ANTI-DRUG WAR SHOULD SHIFT FOCUS ON SHIPMENTS FROM CHINA

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THE campaign against illegal drugs should shift high gear by focusing on the sourced drug shipments - whether in raw or finished product forms - which from all indications come from China, and intercept them before reaching our shores. I believe we can never win the war against illegal drugs as long as our fight is confined to the streets killing small narcotics retailers, pushers, and drug addicts. This strategy will only pile up body bags. Sana naman makakita na tayo ng mga BIG FIS...
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SEN. JV EJERCITO ON THE MURDER OF 14-YR. OLD REYNALDO DE GUZMAN

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I am numbed by the cold-blooded murder of Reynaldo de Guzman. Inflicting thirty stab wounds that led to a slow death for the 14-year old kid is VERY SICKENING! Three consecutive killings of minors in a few weeks time and obviously through execution-style is ENOUGH! We will not allow the war against illegal drugs be exploited by butchers and monsters. We will not allow these culprits to be left unpunished! I reiterate that the war on drugs strategy, Oplan Double Barrel, needs to be re...
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JV asks DOH: Look into the ‘mental health crisis’ in evacuation centers

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I am calling on the Department of Health (DOH) to act swiftly and attend to the reported "mental health crisis" in evacuation centers temporarily housing residents displaced by the ongoing war in Marawi City. The DOH should immediately dispatch a team of mental health experts to the evacuation centers, where cases of mental disorder among the evacuees were suspected. While I hope this mental health issue is a false alarm, what's important is that we look into this matter, provide the n...
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MANIFESTATION OF SUPPORT OF SENATOR JV EJERCITO ON PROPOSED SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 457

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RESOLUTION CREATING A SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MARAWI CITY REHABILITATION I would like to manifest my support to Proposed Senate Resolution No. 457 entitled "Resolution creating a Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation" introduced by our Senate President. I agree with the rationale presented by our Senate President in his proposal to create a Special Committee on Marawi City Rehabilitation. In fact, Mr. President, for the same reason, I filed Senate Resolution No. 428, entitled, R...
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JV EJERCITO EXPECTS NO MORE DELAYS IN MRT-7 PROJECT

Senator JV Ejercito said he expects there will be no more delays in the construction and completion of the MRT-7 project, a railway project that will connect Quezon City to Bulacan by 2019. Ejercito said this in the Progress Briefing and Inspection of Build, Build, Build (BBB) program held this morning at the Quezon Memorial Circle. "One of the culprits as to why we are in this transportation crisis is due to the low infrastructure spending in recent years. In the past, we only spent 2% of...
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EJERCITO LAUDS SWIFT APPROVAL OF PASSPORT VALIDITY TO TEN YEARS

Senator JV Ejercito today lauded the Senate’s swift approval on third reading the proposal to extend the Philippine passport’s validity to ten (10) years. Ejercito welcomed this development saying that the new passport will provide premium public service for Filipinos all over the world. “I am glad that the Senate is quick to pass this measure which will surely reduce the wastage of government and citizens’ resources, and will provide premium public service for families and OFWs who regularl...
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EJERCITO LAUDS SWIFT APPROVAL OF PASSPORT VALIDITY TO TEN YEARS

Senator JV Ejercito today lauded the Senate’s swift approval on third reading the proposal to extend the Philippine passport’s validity to ten (10) years. Ejercito welcomed this development saying that the new passport will provide premium public service for Filipinos all over the world. “I am glad that the Senate is quick to pass this measure which will surely reduce the wastage of government and citizens’ resources, and will provide premium public service for families and OFWs who regularl...
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