Confirmeed! Erap confirms two politiko sons will run in 2019 polls
No less than the Estrada patriarch confirmed that his two politiko sons Jinggoy Estrada and Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito will be running in the 2019 mid-term elections.
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada made the confirmation Monday when he cast his vote for the barangay elections at Padre Burgos Elementary School in Altura, Sta. Mesa.
Jinggoy earlier said that he was “inclined” to run in next year’s polls noting that a successful bid would serve as a “vindication” from the plunder and graft charges filed against him in connection with the alleged multi-billion pork barrel scam. He dismissed the charges as “politically-motivated.”
JV, on the other hand, expressed hesitation in running alongside his half-brother being an anti-political dynasty advocate.
The re-electionist senator had said before that he is willing to make the sacrifice and will drop his 2019 plans if Jinggoy decides to run. He insisted that only one Estrada should seat in the Senate.
JV is a member of “The Force,” a group of re-electionist senators who belong to the majority bloc together with senators Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay, Sonny Angara, Grace Poe.
Jinggoy, meanwhile, revealed speaking to a “high-ranking official” of the ruling PDP-Laban regarding his senatorial plans.
Aside from revealing his sons political plans, Erap also reiterated that he would be seeking reelection in the 2019 polls.
He even welcomed the plan of his staunch political rival, former Manila mayor Alfredo Lim, to run for mayor again