Having been born from a family who shaped the political landscape of the Philippines at the local and national level, it is certain that Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito has been one of the most esteemed politicians we have today.

While there were backlashes from the social media comparing him to his family member who are in the politics and a recent online post of him having a photograph with a certain national candidate from a different political party, his career, built by his twenty (20) years of experience in legislation and local governance, speaks greatly of how competent he is as a public servant.

He served as the Local Chief Executive of San Juan City for three (3) consecutive terms (2001 – 2010) and under his administration, San Juan achieves Cityhood and became San Juan City in 2007, transforming it into one of the country’s most progressive Local Government Units (LGUs).

When he served as a Congressman in the lone district of San Juan from 2010 to 2013, he authored and sponsored a total of 161 bills, including the Domestic Workers Act of 2012 or Kasambahay Bill, Local Housing Board Act, Participatory Governance through CSOs Empowerment Act of 2011, and many more.

In 2013, he was elected as a Senator and served for a total of six (6) years. During this period, he was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography where he championed the Republic Act No. 11223 or the Universal Health Care Act, which was enacted into law on February 20, 2019. On top of this milestone, he also served as an author/co-author and sponsor of several important healthcare legislations - National Integrated Cancer Control Act, Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act, Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act, An Act Providing for the Mandatory Philhealth Coverage for All Senior Citizens, to name a few.

He was also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement, and led the passage of the establishment of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD), Charter of the Quezon City Development Authority, Balanced Housing Development Program Amendments, and has awarded housing units to Informal Settler Families (ISFs), public servants, seafarers under the Senate Joint Resolution No. 7.

This coming 2022 National Election, he will represent the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) and will pursue his Senatorial pursuit once more. He will focus his platforms and advocacies on the improvement of Health Care through the Universal Health Care Act, Decent and Affordable Housing, Free Tertiary Education and Youth Empowerment, Better Opportunities and Jobs, Agricultural Reforms, and Promotion of Modern Infrastructure and Railways for Growth.