Senator JV Ejercito addressed his plans on Thursday to include his father’s surname when he files his certificate of candidacy as a re-electionist senator for the 2019 midterm polls.
“Isasama ko ang ‘Estrada.’ Yung legal name Ejercito, Joseph Victor, nickname [is] JV Estrada,” he told reporters.
The senator admitted that he was having a problem in name recalls, that is why he resorted in using “Estrada” as his nickname. In the past, Ejercito said his father, former President and now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada, had also advised him to use “Estrada” for better recall.
His other brother, Senator Jinggoy Estrada who is also eyeing for a Senate seat performed better in the recent survey for senatorial candidates.
Estrada ranked 7th in the said Pulse Asia survey while Ejercito only ranked 17th.