Former senator Jinggoy Estrada says he wants to win himself and his half-brother, re-election expert Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, in 2019
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Former senator Jinggoy Estrada filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) with Senator on Tuesday, October 16, accompanied by his father, former President and Mayor of Manila, Joseph Estrada.
Asked if his father's presence meant support for Jinggoy in relation to his half-brother, Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, the former senator said: "Wala namang gano & n39; n because I asked my parents to come with me." Di ko alam, hindi siguro tinawagan ni Senator JV ang aming ama. " (It is not because I asked my parents to come with me.) I do not know, maybe Senator JV did not call our father.)
Jinggoy was also accompanied by his mother, former senator Loi Ejercito, and his wife, Precy.
Jinggoy runs the political party of his father, Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP). In a clear reference to his half-brother, Jinggoy said: "I will never leave my father's feast."
Ejercito left PMP for the Nationalist People & # 39; s Coalition, after disagreement with his father about the bid from Jinggoy's Senate.
The two half-brothers are both looking for senate seats in 2019.
But Jinggoy said he was not afraid that the votes would be divided over two Estrada's. Jinggoy also wished his brother a lot of luck, because he said he would want to win them in 2019.
"Yes, certainly, in fact, kahit na panay pagbabatikos niya sa related, pagapasaring niya sa related, kapatid ko pa rin" yan, kadugo ko pa rin "yan, isa lang tatay namin, Kung ako masusunod, gusto ko dalawa kami manalo sa Senado, " Jinggoy told reporters after submitting his COC.
(Yes, certainly, actually, even if he always criticizes me and swears me indirectly, he's still my brother, we're still related to blood, we have one father, if I got my way, I'd want us to win senate seats.)
Jinggoy was detained for more than 3 years because of looting and transplantation costs related to the swine scourge. He was released on bail in September 2017. Nevertheless, he believes the accusations against him will not affect his chances of success in 2019.
In June, Ejercito scored 6th to 13th in pre-election tests, making him well within the so-called Magic 12. Jinggoy, meanwhile, ranked from 5 to 12 June.
In September the ranking of Ejercito dropped to the 11th to the 17th place, just on the edge of the winning circle. Estrada went up to the sixth to tenth place and reached the Magic 12.
Ejercito filed his COC on Monday, October 15 with his wife, Cindy, and his mother, San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez. In an attempt to recall the name, Ejercito used "Ejercito Estrada JV" as his official name on the ballot and "Estrada JV" as his alias. – Rappler.com