running in 2010

spliceanddice,

Most likely I will not be running for the Senate in 2010 since my brother is up for re-election. It will be hard since the machinery, the resources would be split in case we both run at the same time.

My best chance was last 2007, had I went through my candidacy, modesty aside I would have made it in the magic 12 as surveys have shown. With the opposition bandwagon, I would have been a Senator by now.

But I had to give way so that the opposition may be united. It was a big sacrifice and I must admit, it was a hard one too. But I always look at the bigger picture, I think my sacrifice would benefit the opposition, which would stand as a safeguard against the inept and scandal-ridden Arroyo regime.

If I was able to make the sacrifice of being a Senator last election, that goes to show that my personal interest is only secondary to the interest of our country.

I would always keep the fire and idealism of the youth burning, whether I am in the Senate or not.

May pag-asa,

JV Ejercito

16 Comments

  1. viktor12 said,

    May 8, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Mayor JV definitely has made his own mark in the world of politics. He is an outstanding local official and is the reason for San Juan’s rapid economic development inspite being in the opposition.

    We need new leaders like him who gave new meaning to politics.

  2. Gypsy said,

    May 9, 2008 at 5:34 am

    IS the honorable a member of this group? hehe. my curiosity about you melted like ice under the Sahara sun.

  3. Migs Bennett said,

    May 9, 2008 at 8:39 am

    Mayor JV:

    You have made a very admirable decision – but that is to be expected from an educated man as yourself. We are proud of you and I am thankful that our country may soon be led by you. Congratulations and may God continue to guide you and bless you!

    As a Filipino (don’t let my last name fool you) who has loved our country since i was born, we share a common dream, a common purpose, that to see our nation become ever greater in the eyes not only of the world but from amongst ourselves. I want to see our nation rise far above this political immaturity to be known as a country better than any other.

    We start small but we make a BIG difference. And my humble group will be behind you and your efforts 110%!!!

    Mabuhay, Mayor JV!

  4. Oskie said,

    May 9, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Its not often you can find a person who would sacrifice his personal ambition for the interest of the greatest number. Mayor JV backed out of the Senatorial race even if he was a shoo-in in 2007.

    I just hope that the other young leaders would be like him, wherein its country’s interest is always above self-interest.

    The Young Turks gives us new hope.

  5. sinaglaya said,

    May 9, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Mayor JV,

    Bilang dati nyong kasama sa Jaycees ay nakita ko naman po ang inyong galing sa pamumuno, kayo po ang National President ng Philippine Jaycees noong active ako sa Malolos Jaycees, hindi ko makakalimutan na despite sa inyong status noon ay humarap ka po sa aming lamesa upang makisalimuha sa aming munting ‘tagayan’.

    Isang pagkakataon at pangyayari na hindi ko makakalimutan, at ito po ay saludo ko sa iyo.

  6. JV Ejercito said,

    May 10, 2008 at 3:21 am

    Maraming salamat sa inyong mga nasabi. Malaking bagay ito para sa isang tulad ng inyong lingkod. Umasa kayo na patuloy na magsisilbi ang inyong lingkod, sa Senado man o kahit na wala akong posisyon.

    Sa totoo lang, ako ay masaya sa aking katayuan ngayon na ipinaglalaban ang ilang isyus na apektado ang sambayanan lalo na ang masang Pilipino. Mas gusto ko ang nasa labas kaysa noong nasa Malacanang dahil mas nakikita ko ang tunay na nangyayari sa ating lipunan. Aanhin mo ang buhay palasyo kung kinamumuhian ka naman ng sambayan? (Tulad ng pamilya Aroyo) Kailanma’y hindi ko na ninais na magbalik pa ng palasyo sapagka’t masarap ang pakiramdam na alam mo na ang pinagalalaban mo ang kapakanan ng higit na nakararami.

    Masaya ako na alam kong kasama ko at kapiling ang masa na patuloy na nakikibaka hangga’t makamtan ang tunay na kalayaan.

    Mabuhay ang mga kabataang nagmamahal at may malasakit sa bayan.

    JV Ejercito

  7. noname said,

    May 11, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    allow me….tutal demokratiko naman tong blog na ito dba?
    i dont trust JV ejercito’s capabilities, parang yung tatay niya lang yan… wag nyo na patakbuhin sa senado yan!
    yung ibang member ng young turks pwede pa,, like atty. adel,rep. gilbert and prof. remoto, but please wag na ang mga estrada, please! enough is enough.

  8. JV Ejercito said,

    May 12, 2008 at 4:36 am

    Mr. No Name,

    Tama ka demokratiko tayo. Kung ayaw mo sa akin, nirerespeto ko ang iyong opinyon. Bakit di ka magpakilala?

    Ang isa pa, ng patalsiking ninyo si Presidente Erap at ipinalit si GMA, gumanda ba ang takbo ng ating bayan? Diba’t ang sinisigaw ninyo ang pagtakwil sa katiwalian at mga anomalya? Sa ilalim ni GMA, mas lalong lumala ang problema ng korupsyon. Enough is enough you say? Malaki ang kasalanan ng mga nagluklok kay Gloria sa masang Pilipino!

    Pangalawa, ang aking mga nagawa para sa San Juan bilang Punong Lungsod ay kakaiba. Bagama’t ako ay nasa oposisyon, naging triple ang income ng San Juan sa ilalim ng inyong lingkod. From P300 million to P950 million in 7 years!

    Modesty aside, ang pagkakahirang ko bilang isa sa TOYM awardee noong 2007 ay nangangahulugang hindi ako ordinaryong opisyal ng pamahalaan. Maraming magagaling at magigiting na opisyal sa pamahalaan, nguni’t iilan lang ang outstanding!

    Salamat sa mga tulad ninyo, lalo ko lang ipagbubuti ang aking paninilbihan upang mapatunayang nagkakamali kayo.

    Ako naman ay iniaalay lamang ang sarili upang makapagsilbi sa ating bayan lalo na sa kabataan, sa Senado man o wala. Minsa’y napatunayan na ng inyong lingkod na mas mahalaga ang interes ng nakararami kaysa sariling ambisyon. Kung ako ay makasarili, dapat ay Senador na ako ngayon.

    JV Ejercito

  9. Oskie said,

    May 14, 2008 at 12:33 am

    noname,

    Sobra na naman ata ang bias mo kay JV Ejercito. Bago ka magsalita sana bumisita ka sa San Juan at alamin mo muna kung ano ang nagawa nung tao. Sa Palagay ko ikaw ang isa sa mga di matanggap na naungusan at nalagpasan ng mga taong di elitista. Yan ang problema sa ating mga pinoy eh, di mawala ang ‘crab mentality’.

    Bakit ang mga Arroyo kahit na puro anomalya ang ginagawa tila tanggap niyo? Dahil ba sila ay elitista kaya pwede sila?

    Yan din ang problema ng ibang nasa middle class, mas tanggap nila ang mga naghaharing uri kahit na gumagawa ng kalokohan. Di nila matanggap na ang isang Erap na drop out at bobo ang tingin ay malagpasan sila. Wala ng iba pang tawag diyan kundi ‘crab mentality’!

    Ang kasalanan ng magulang ay di kasalanan ng anak. Di dapat na may mindset tayo sa isang tao. Give credit where it is due. Di biro ang manalo ng TOYM lalo na’t siya ay opposition.

    Bukod sa pagiging mahusay na mayor, si JV ay sumasama sa mga pakikibaka sa lansangan.

    Tanong ko lang sa iyo kung ano na ba ang nagawa mo para sa bayan bago ka magsalita?

  10. Migs Bennett said,

    May 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Tama ka, noname, demokratikong blog nga ito but just like freedom, democracy comes with responsibility. You should use your common sense. Just because Mayor JV happens to be an Estrada doesn’t necessarily mean he is useless. As a matter of fact, and i am not even a resident of San Juan nor am i a follower or “loyalist” of the Estradas, if you have done your homework you would know that Mayor JV is not only educated but well educated. He was also a businessman prior to entering politics, and a successful one at that. Mayor JV’s interest in politics may not have been born out of his being an Estrada but by the need to be of service, in more ways than one, to every Filipino – including you.

    Don’t go out half-cocked. please look into the persons character, intellect and heart before you begin to ridicule or degrade. Look into his passion and integrity as a person – not just because he happens to be an Estrada.

    And lastly, if you really want sincere change it should start with you not hiding behind a handle like “noname.”

    God bless you.

  11. wehavenoname said,

    May 19, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Mr. Julianes Lim,

    Kindly send your comment again. Sorry.

    JV

  12. noname john said,

    May 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    bakit hindi napublish yung last post ko?
    pano ka magiging senador hindi ka handa tumangap ng mga criticism o ang mga loyalist mo?
    walang freedom magsalita dito.
    ayan nilagay ko na yung name ko!
    im not hiding, you hide my comment!

  13. wehavenoname said,

    May 27, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    mr. noname,

    oo nga di ka nga nagtatago, mr. noname nga pangalan mo eh, that is why i am requesting you to send your post again. di ako takot. people like you are catalysts to me because i just try to do my best in my being a public servant because of people like you. kaya lang nakakadismaya dahil nagtatago ka sa iba’t ibang pangalan.

    jv ejercito

  14. Jack said,

    July 10, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Those are inspiring criticisms, that would make a person, such as Mayor JV strive harder and be more effective as a public servant, which he is already. OUTSTANDING actually, otherwise TOYM woud not have been vested upon him! Why hide behind “No Name John”? It could be John Doe you know.
    JV, keep up the good, no not good, excellent work that you are doing. Gee Whiz, triple the income of a city! Now that is what I call success and Excellent Governance! I can not say the same for gloria though, what do you think No Name?
    by Jack Chua

  15. Jack said,

    July 10, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Posts may sometimes not appear, it is a glitch in teh system, not necessarily deleted or quarantined by moderators. It happens to the best of ’em bloggers you know. Re-send your posting , Mr No Name, and I shall see if it was worth the wait.
    Cheers!

  16. bugsey said,

    May 14, 2009 at 11:17 am

    JV Ejercito is the ONLY son of Erap who IMHO has not been tainted by anything as insane as being abusive or arrogant towards any individual. In fact, I’d waver and say that he’s the ONLY decent son of the ex-president who is educated, decent and hasn’t been in the “news” for anything like getting drunk, peeing in publi, causing troubles in places like hospitals or pubs.I am frankly NOT an Erap fan BUT in the case of JV Ejercito who gets a TOYM which he frankly deserves because he is a brilliant chief executive, I would certainly have to say that he is the only son of Erap who managed to grow out of the mold of sheer mediocrity. I commend JV, not because he’s Erap’s son, but because he is admirable in his own right.
    If there is anyone “fit” for the Senate, it’s JV. I think even Gloria Arroyo acknowledges that JV managed to grow up a decent person. You don’t get a TOYM from an “enemy” for nothing!


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