Senator JV Ejercito’s (@jvejercito) MANIFESTATION OF SOLIDARITY FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Mr. President, I will not interpellate the lady senator from Capiz. I would just like to manifest my solidarity as well to all Filipino women who are celebrating the International Women’s Day today.   We often forget how important women are in our lives - how they work hard to keep our homes and businesses going, how they raise our children with devotion, molding our youth to be future leaders, and contributing to the development of our country. Today, as we celebrate the International ...
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JV EJERCITO SCORES LASCAÑAS FOR RECANTING DDS CLAIMS AFTER ‘STRIKE 4’

  Senator JV Ejercito today questioned the motives of SPO3 Arthur Lascañas in recanting his testimony in the Senate after four of his business proposals were turned down by known allies of President Rodrigo Duterte.   Ejercito probed Lascañas of his attempts to put up several businesses such as getting a small time lottery (STL) franchise, establishing a customs brokerage, application to operate a van terminal and operations in Davao City, and in supplying a quarry for the propose...
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JV EJERCITO: SMART TO PUT UP 2,000 CELLSITES IN TWO YEARS

Smart Communications vowed to build 2,000 additional cell sites and to expand LTE coverage within two years, Senator JV Ejercito today said.   Ejercito said he got Smart's commitment during the Public Services Committee hearing on Thursday (February 23) after raising the issue of user-per-density ratio of 47.1-million Smart subscribers to more than 15,000 cell sites nationwide.   "Now in the Philippines, the ratio is one cell site per 2,244 users. We are one of the heaviest users o...
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JV EJERCITO: SMART TO PUT UP 2,000 CELLSITES IN TWO YEARS

Smart Communications vowed to build 2,000 additional cell sites and to expand LTE coverage within two years, Senator JV Ejercito today said.   Ejercito said he got Smart's commitment during the Public Services Committee hearing on Thursday (February 23) after raising the issue of user-per-density ratio of 47.1-million Smart subscribers to more than 15,000 cell sites nationwide.   "Now in the Philippines, the ratio is one cell site per 2,244 users. We are one of the heaviest users o...
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JV EJERCITO TO GET SMART’S COMMITMENT TO IMPROVE SERVICES

Senator JV Ejercito said he will get the commitment of Smart Communications to improve and upgrade its services for the next five to ten years.   The senator, as Vice Chairman of the Public Services Committee, said the extension of the telcos giant’s franchise could have been easily renewed for another 25 years had it refined its service.   “We are all being shortchanged with what we pay. Think of it, if we are affected, how much more the kasambahays and laborers who invest their...
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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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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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