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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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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