Ejercito bats for full implementation of Universal Health Care Law

February 8, 2022 Jester P. Manalastas 123 views

FORMER Senator JV Ejercito bids for Senate comeback, pushing for the full implementation of Universal Healthcare Law as one of his priorities.

Ejercito’s campaign kicked off on the first day of the 90-day campaign period for national positions.

“Ito na ang opening salvo. Ito na ang unang araw ng pangangampanya. Ito na ang unang araw ng ating muling pakikibaka. Marami pa tayong dapat gawin. Marami pa tayong good na gagawin,” he said.

Ejercito attended morning mass at the Pinaglabanan Church, the assembly point for his motorcade around his hometown San Juan City, Mandaluyong City, and Manila City.

More than a hundred vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Hoping to secure a second term, Ejercito will be competing with 63 other candidates for the 12 seats up for grabs in the Senate.

“Samahan niyo ako sa laban na ito. Alam kong hindi magiging madali. Pero nandiyan kayo sa aking likod, alam kong walang imposible,” he said.

Backed by at least four presidential candidates, the former Senator said he is running on a campaign of integrity. His current platforms include oversight over the implementation of the Universal Healthcare Law and the promotion of mass transit and infrastructure development.

Ejercito served as mayor of San Juan City from 2001 to 2010 and served as Representative of the city’s lone legislative district from 2010 to 2013. During his term as Mayor, San Juan achieved cityhood in 2007.

Having been elected Senator in 2013, Ejercito authored and sponsored a total of 161 bills and resolutions during his six-year term.

As principal sponsor, he helped ensure the passage of the Universal Healthcare Law and Department of Urban Development and Human Settlements Law in the Senate.

He also authored the Domestic Workers Act of 2012, Local Housing Boards Act, Participatory Governance Through CSOs Empowerment Act of 2011, Mercury Exposure Information Act of 2011, and Cadastral Survey Act of 2012.