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Kawawa naman! Ejercito laments being ‘bullied’ by family

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By Xave Gregorio

In his latest lament regarding the predicament he faces this coming elections, where his step-brother would also run, Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said he has experienced “bullying” from his family.

“Bilang bunso, alam mo naman … madalas ikaw ang binu-bully. Ako na lang lagi ang bumibigay,” Ejercito said over radio dwIZ Saturday (October 13).

Asked again on this point later on in the interview, Ejercito said, “In a way, [I am being bullied.] Pero ang lumalabas, pero ako pa ang masama.”

Ejercito has been ranting about him and his half-brother, former Senator Jinggoy Estrada, both running for senator in next year’s polls.

He has blamed this for his sharp drop in the September 2018 Pulse Asia survey and cited this as a reason for his departure from Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino, the political party of his father, Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada.

“Hindi ko na lang sinasabi, pero ilang beses na rin, kaya ako’y nakapagsalita na ako’y kakalas na lang, ako na lang kaysa magkaaway-ayway pa kami,” Ejercito said.

Ejercito bared that he wanted to give way to Jinggoy when the latter announced his senatorial bid, but decided to push through after being encouraged by Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, and Senators Grace Poe and Nancy Binay.

“Kung pwede lang akong magsakripisyo, bakit hindi? Kaya lang, on the other hand, naisip ko ‘pag walang magpatuloy, wala nang mangungulit doon sa itinutulak natin, saan na tayo pupulutin?” he said.

Ejercito said he would file his certificate of candidacy for senator this Monday (October 15) or Tuesday (October 16) at the Commission on Elections office in Intramuros.