REELECTIONIST Senator JV Ejercito has urged the government to help Filipinos taking up post-graduate studies and other special education enhancement programs here and abroad to upgrade the bachelor’s degrees they have obtained in college.


“The government, or even philanthropic organizations, should support Filipinos taking up post-graduate studies like master’s and doctoral degrees. The country stands to benefit once they finish and apply in their professions what they have learned,” Ejercito said in a statement.


He said the government should set aside resources, financial or other forms of assistance, to support students in post-graduate school.


Ejercito, co-author of “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” a law that mandates free college tuition and other school fees in State Colleges and Universities, said the government should encourage college graduates to level up their technical, administrative, theoretical, and philosophical literacies they have learned in college.


“Enhancement of knowledge in the field of frontline service sectors like business, banking, engineering, health care, public administration, and others, is always beneficial to the country. Maunlad ang mga bansang mataas ang educational attainment ng mga tao,” Ejercito said.



Ejercito, former San Juan City mayor and ex-congressman representing the Lone District of the city, is seeking reelection in the forthcoming May senatorial election.


As legislator (in the House of Representatives and Senate), he has a total of 76 enacted laws, out of 572 authored and co-authored bills, and 108 filed resolutions.


Two of his landmark laws as a senator are the Universal Health Care Act, which earned him the tag “Mr. Healthcare,” and the Creation of Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development Act. #####