Friends and allies.
Senator-elect JV Ejercito is forever grateful for President Duterte’s support for his senatorial bid in the recent elections.
Ejercito, son of former President Joseph Estrada, expressed thanks to the outgoing President when they reunited at a housing event in Davao City on Thursday. Duterte, in the final few days in office, appreciated his gesture and assured their friendship remains strong.
The returning senator placed 10th in the May senatorial race, obtaining over 15.8 million votes. Duterte endorsed Ejercito’s senatorial candidacy during the campaign.
In a Facebook post, the senator shared details of his latest conversation with the President.
“Was able to thank President Rodrigo Duterte personally for his support for my candidacy,” Ejercito wrote on Facebook.
“He told me, ‘Magkaibigan tayo! Tandaan mo yan, kaibigan tayo!’
“I replied, ‘Sir pwede na ho tayo mag Conching’s at mag Durianan ulit!’”