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Ejercito vs Estrada in 2019? Not so fast, says JV

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By: Xave Gregorio

A duel between former President Joseph Estrada’s sons for a seat in the Senate should not happen, Senator JV Ejercito said on Thursday (November 7).

Ejercito said either he or former Senator Jinggoy Estrada must give way for the 2019 senatorial elections, as it will “not look good” if they run at the same time.

“Whoever has to give way, one has to give way. Preferably sana isa lang sana tumakbo,” Ejercito said.

“I would still adhere to my principle na 100 million tayo eh, hindi naman pwedeng ma-monopolize yan ng isang pamilya,” he said. “Let’s give chance to others. Marami namang may kakayahan din.”

Ejercito, who is gunning for re-election in 2019, is among the authors of the Sangguniang Kabataan Law which has an anti-political dynasty provision.