Senatorial candidate JV Ejercito Estrada say he is learning that being a top contender in the coming elections is to become a magnet for invented charges, just like the one linking him to having squirreled away a lot of money in undeclared Virgin Islands accounts. But then JV, the son of Erap, is no stranger to how black propaganda is used to bring down political enemies, having seen such moves employed against his father when he was President.
Now that JV is landing in the top three in surveys for the Senate, he is not surprised at the attacks. These started, he said, after Holy Week with an advertisement claiming that he was the top spender for political ads.
This was followed by a television report alleging that he had supposedly snubbed a niece during a political rally.
JV now believes that the reports of his having an undeclared offshore account for his businesses are yet another ploy to link him to a scandal. After three terms as mayor and now as congressman of San Juan, these efforts have been unsuccessful; at least his detractors are being consistent.
Unlike most other members of so-called political dynasties, JV has always distinguished himself in public service. Under his term as mayor, San Juan’s revenue quadrupled to P1.1 billion, from an annual income of P300 million when he first assumed the mayorship in 2001.
JV won a seat in the House of Representatives in 2010 when he completed three terms as mayor of San Juan. He was one of the principal authors of the landmark Kasambahay Law and many other legislative measures intended to “nationalize” his success in San Juan when he was its mayor.
But JV has always been a businessman, as well, having put up– mostly with his mother Guia – about 30 companies in the food and real estate industries. “My father wanted me to become a successful businessman, but circumstances forced me to enter politics in 2001. My father was a victim of a conspiracy. I was tasked to carry the torch of the family, so to speak.”
JV has every reason to liken the current demolition job against him to the 2001 effort to oust his father from office. The personalities behind the attacks against his father and now working against him are practically the same, he said.
As forgiveness is an expression of love. I forgive all those persons who have offended me.
I ask for forgiveness from all those persons, whose feelings, faith and dignity, I have offended in thoughts, words and deeds. For all my shortcomings, weakness and wrongdoings, I am truly sorry. To my Family, friends, colleagues and community, I am very much sorry.
This Easter, as the Risen Lord has shown us, let us start our life anew.
Let us pray for greater fortitude, temperance, humility, prudence and mercy in ourselves.
Cong JV Ejercito Estrada gives us hope and glee. He has more than common sense with absolutely no pretense. He gives us hope, offers strategies to cope. Comprehends and share our hopes. Works well and never mopes. He has vision for the country with no thought of any booty. Gifted with intelligence. With no tolerance for nonsense.
“Being a state university which gets the biggest share of the annual budget for state universities and colleges [SUCs], UP should never close its doors on poor but deserving students.”—JV EJERCITO ESTRADA
“I’ve been fighting for higher subsidy for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) since 2010. Poor but deserving students should assisted by the government to finish their studies.”—Cong JV EJERCITO ESTRADA
UNA Senatorial candidate San Juan City Rep. JV Ejercito condemned the refusal of University of the Philippines Manila to allow one of its poor students to continue with her studies due to her inability to pay her tuition.
Cong JV Ejercito Estrada Is Not Afraid Of Social Media
I admire politicians who get in to social media because it’s one way of opening yourself to the public. But what if your twitter or facebook is handled by someone else, a social media manager. Doesn’t it look abused to have a personal account but have else send tweets or posts for you. Then, sending canned replies to followers. That’s not the way social media should be, you socialize. If you have a personal twitter or facebook account it shouldn’t be handled as a businesses would do.
I know a politician who is very active on twitter. In fact he has a Klout score of 73! I can’t even go over 53. He is none other than UNA Senatorial Candidate and San Juan Representative JV Ejercito Estrada.
“Klout measures this influence across several social networks and shows users how they impact the people connected to them.” The higher the number, the better.
“Many people doubt if I really do the posting on Facebook and Twitter. I do it myself because I like being hands-on. Also, after a day’s hard work, it’s therapeutic to share what you’ve done to the online community,” said Ejercito Estrada.
I agree, it should be a stress reliever, it was made for communication and to have fun. You don’t have to take every tweet or comment you receive personally, just have fun.
Pag pikon ka, talo ka. Don’t take everything seriously, there will always be bashers and bullies online but I believe they only attack those who they know have an attitude or a tendency to go berserk when provoked.
Having 24,962 followers on Twitter, 5,159 friends on Facebook, and 99,058 fans on his Fan Page is nothing to be afraid of as long as you take responsibility for your posts.
The young lawmaker noted that the Cybercrime Law contains provisions which practically permits the state to suppress freedom of speech and persecute its political foes and he is also for the Freedom of Information Bill.
“I think Twitter and Facebook are currently the fastest and most convenient ways to get in touch with the youth and Filipinos all in other parts of the world. Best of all, they are free,” he said. It is also his way of connecting to the youth, getting the latest trends and issues concerning young people. If elected he wishes that he would be given the committee that addresses concerns of the youth.
“Youth development is one of my advocacies as a public servant. So being able to interact with students on a daily basis through Twitter and Facebook allows me to identify their needs and help them,” the solon said.
Social Media is a very powerful tool, one wrong tweet and netizens will be ganging up on you. Use it wisely and who knows you may get a higher Klout score.
UNA Senatorial Candidate JV EJERCITO ESTRADA has a KLOUT Score of 73
We would never have guessed that San Juan Representative JV Ejercito Estrada is a netizen himself. We know he has a 24,176 followers on Twitter and 101,770Likes on hisFacebook page (as of our recent profiling), but never did it crossed our mind that the UNA Senatorial candidate is more than net savvy as well. Surprisingly, JV Ejercito has a KLOUT Score of 73.
For those who don’t know, KLOUT is a social media tool that measures a certain individual how influential he or she might be on the social media world. KLOUT measures and calculate statistics from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks to give the most accurate percentage and ratings of the influencers analytics. The higher your KLOUT Score, the highest your influence and interactions on the web.
And another surprising thing that we’ve found out, JV personally handles his social media accounts, with support from his staff.
“Many people doubt if I really do the posting on Facebook and Twitter. I do it myself because I like being hands-on. Also, after a day’s hard work, it’s therapeutic to share what you’ve done to the online community,” said JV. Well, upon checking his KLOUT profile, we saw his recent postings – the latest of which was greeting his son Emilio on his 13th birthday.
This personal touch is probably why he has been able to engage a good number of his followers and friends over the past few months. The KLOUT score is an indicator of his influence and not just his popularity online. Beyond the number of friends and followers on various social networks, which continue to post striking growth, the KLOUT score manifests the level of influence that he has attained since becoming a netizen in 2010.
He’s in a close-tie grid with famous blogger Noem Lardizabal-Dado on the KLOUT Score 73, while he moves away from Malacañang Deputy Presidential Spokesperson, Abi Valte whose KLOUT Score soars at 64.
Tech and Mobile Gadgets San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada says he never fails to check and regularly update his social media accounts through his Blackberry, iPhone, and iPad mini: “It’s been my habit to check replies and posts as soon as I wake up, during my free time, when I’m traveling, and just before I go to sleep.“
He posts his daily activities to update 5,159 friends on his personal Facebook account.
“I think Twitter and Facebook are currently the fastest and most convenient ways to get in touch with the youth and Filipinos all in other parts of the world. Best of all, they are free,” he said.
On the role of social media in his campaign for the 2013 elections, JV said he intends to share his legislative agenda to 30 million active Facebook users and 9.5 million active Twitter users in the Philippines.
“Since I filed my certificate of candidacy, I have received a lot of input from the online community — encouraging words, offers of support, and even questions on my advocacy and my competency — all of which contribute to honing our campaign to be responsive to the needs and expectations of our electorate,” added JV.
While some netizens use social networking sites as a venue to rant against politicians, he believes that the government must not be given the power to regulate the online activity of Filipinos. The young lawmaker noted that the Cyber-crime Law contains provisions which practically permits the state to suppress freedom of speech and persecute its political foes.
As a youth advocate, he said being an active netizen enables him to be up to date with the latest trends and other developments concerning young people.
“Youth development is one of my advocacy as a public servant. So being able to interact with students on a daily basis through Twitter and Facebook allows me to identify their needs and help them,” the solon said. (Juan Manila Express)
“I think Twitter and Facebook are currently the fastest and most convenient ways to get in touch with the youth and Filipinos all in other parts of the world. Best of all, they are free,” Cong JV Ejercito Estrada said.
“Youth development is one of my advocacies as a public servant. So being able to interact with students on a daily basis through Twitter and Facebook allows me to identify their needs and help them,” he said.
Cong JV EJERCITO ESTRADA understands that some netizens use social networking sites as a venue to rant against politicians, but he believes that the government must not be given the power to regulate the online activity of Filipinos.
“I support Freedom of Information Bill (FOI Bill) because I think this would be a good instrument for the thrust of the Aquino administration and would finally stop the corruption. Thus, for good governance.”—San Juan City Representative JV Ejercito Estrada on FOI Bill