Ejercito to Negrenses: I will be your voice in Senate-A A +A
Monday, March 18, 2013
SENATORIAL candidate JV Ejercito Estrada, son of Negrense Guia Gomez, reassured Negrenses that he will be the voice of Negros once elected senator in the May 13 elections.
"Whatever affects Negros also affects me because my mother hails from the province. So when I become senator, I will push for legislation that will help and will be good for Negros. That's my commitment," Ejercito said in an interview with Mercado Publiko radio program.
He pledged to work out and support legislations to enhance and protect the sugar industry.
During his last visit in Negros Occidental, Ejercito met with the sugar industry leaders and some local government chief executives and discussed the sugar industry situation in the province.
Ejercito, in the latest survey, maintained his standing at the No. 5 post. He acknowledged that one of the factors for his high rating is his use of the family name of his father, former President Joseph Estrada.
Ejercito, however, further explained that while it is in the name, his performance in Congress and his best record as three-term mayor of San Juan, where he successfully lowered the poverty incidence, could also be key factors why the people maintained confidence in him.
"I am equipped with performance in my quest to become senator of the country," Ejercito pointed out.
One of his advocacies for education is for every family to have at least one degree holder because of his belief that the way out from poverty is to have a college degree.
Ejercito has also been batting for higher government subsidy to state colleges and universities to further enhance quality education. (TDE)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on March 18, 2013.