UNITED Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial candidate San Juan City Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada expressed his gratitude to the Diocese of Bacolod for endorsing his candidacy to Negrenses.
In a statement issued on Feb. 21, the Diocese of Bacolod called on faithful Catholics to support six senatorial candidates including Ejercito Estrada who are pro-life.
“I am grateful to the Diocese of Bacolod for endorsing my senatorial bid to the Catholic faithful. Rest assured that I will do my best to uphold the right to life of unborn children if I get elected in the Senate,” the young lawmaker said.
Ejercito Estrada is son of former president Joseph Ejercito Estrada and San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez who hails from Silay City, Negros Occidental.
The legislator said during his visit to Negros last month that he would be the voice of the Negrenses if he gets elected in the Senate.
Negros is one of the major sugar-producing provinces in the Philippines. Sugar millers and farmers in the province have expressed apprehension over the impact of the reduction of tariffs on sugar under a free trade scheme among members of Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean) by 2015.
February 22, 2013