JV Ejercito: San Juan’s Son (AB Political Science)

Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito, born on December 26, 1969, is the current congressman of San Juan City. He is the son of former Philippine president Joseph Estrada and socialite actress Guia Gomez. He took up grade school and high school in Xavier School, and enrolled as a political science major in De La Salle University. Ejercito is also a commissioned reserve officer of the Philippine Marine Corps with the rank of a major.

In 1998, Ejercito served as president of the Philippine Jaycees where he was recognized as the Most Outstanding National Jaycee President for Asia and the Pacific and as the national chairman of the Kabataan ng Masang Pilipino (KAMPIL) where he ran as the party’s representative during its very first party-list election. Ejercito also founded MAD or Mamamayan Ayaw sa Droga, and is committed to eradicate drug use and reduce the number of drug users and pushers in the Philippines.

In 2001, JV followed in his father’s footsteps when he took over of what was then the Municipality of San Juan. Ever since, JV has served as a public servant and though many critics claim he gained his positions through connections, he maintains that it is hard work and his passion for serving others that got him to where he is at present.

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