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Preceded by  Ronaldo Zamora
Political party  PMP
Spouse  Hyacinth Lotuaco
Succeeded by  Guia Gomez
Role  Joseph Estrada's son

Preceded by  Jinggoy Estrada
Name  JV Ejercito
Succeeded by  Ronaldo Zamora
Education  De La Salle University
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Full Name  Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito
Born  December 26, 1969 (age 46) Manila, Philippines (1969-12-26)
Siblings  Jinggoy Estrada, Jude Ejercito, Jerika Ejercito, Jackie Ejercito, Jake Ejercito, Jojo Ejercito, Jacob Ejercito
Children  Jose Emilio Ejercito, Julio Jose Ejercito
Parents  Guia Gomez, Joseph Estrada
Similar People  Joseph Estrada, Jinggoy Estrada, Guia Gomez, Loi Ejercito, ER Ejercito

Other political affiliations  UNA (2012-present)

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Joseph Victor Gomez Ejercito (born December 26, 1969 in Manila), commonly known as JV Ejercito or JV Ejercito Estrada, is the son of Philippine President Joseph Estrada.


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Early life

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Joseph Victor "JV" G. Ejercito was born on the 26th of December 1969 to the then newly elected San Juan City Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada and businesswoman and now current mayor of San Juan, Guia Gomez.


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He attended Xavier School for his primary and secondary education and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at De La Salle University.

San Juan mayor

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Ejercito served as mayor of San Juan City for three consecutive terms from 2001 to 2010.


During the 2010 elections, Ejercito ran for the position of congressman for the lone district of San Juan. Over the course of his term, Ejercito authored and/or sponsored 161 bills and/or House measures, five of which were approved by the House and passed to the Senate for consideration:

  • HB 4225: Participatory Governance Through CSOs Empowerment Act of 2011
  • HB 4541: Mercury Exposure Information Act of 2011
  • HB 4565: Local Housing Boards Act
  • HB 5870: Cadastral Survey Act of 2012
  • HB 6144: Domestic Workers Act of 2012 or Kasambahay Bill
  • Senate

    On October 1, 2012, Ejercito filed his certificate of candidacy for the 2013 Philippine senate elections, in which he won as the eleventh out of twelve of the senators elected.

    Graft Charges, Arrest and Acquittal

    On April 6, 2016, Sandiganbayan Fifth Division issued an arrest warrant against Ejercito and four other government officials, in connection with allegations on misuse of funds during his term as San Juan City mayor. The said case involved the purchase of PhP 2.1 million worth of firearms using calamity funds. It is alleged that Ejercito approved the purchase in April 2008 despite the city not being under a state of calamity.

    On February 20, 2017, the Sandiganbayan affirmed the acquittal from graft of Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito over the alleged anomalous use of calamity funds for the purchase of high-powered firearms when he was San Juan City mayor.

    Personal life

    He is married to Hyacinth "Cindy" Lotuaco with whom he has a son, Julio Jose. He also has an older son, Jose Emilio. Joseph Victor is also a Commissioned Reserve Officer of the Philippine Marine Corps with the rank of Major. He is an adopted member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of '88, Maringal.

    Ejercito has a tattoo on his right arm: A red eight-rayed sun with the baybayin character for ka at the center, and the phrase Para sa Bayan ("For the country") and the letter "K" on top of the sun. He has also raced in the Toyota Vios Cup.


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