NO one could be happier than a mother seeing his son end his feud with his halfbrother.
This is how San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez described her feelings when Sen. Joseph “JV“ Ejercito and older half-brother former Senator Jinggoy Estrada raised each other’s hand onstage during the campaign sortie of Hugpong ng Pagbabago in Pampanga on Tuesday.
“I’m glad. When I saw it, I felt good and happy,” Gomez told reporters in an interview.
The two sons of former President now Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, who reportedly were feuding in the run-up to the 2019 senatorial race, are among the 13 candidates being endorsed by the presidential daughter’s HNP.
And when the former president accompanied Jinggoy to the Commission on Elections to file his certificate of candidacy, Gomez admitted that she was “hurt.”
“It’s his (Erap’s) prerogative (whoever he wants to accompany),” Gomez told reporters in an interview but admitted, “As a mother...well, I think, yes... (I was) hurt.”
Ejercito has been very vocal that there should only be one member of their family to vie for a Senate seat.
“It’s consistent with my principles as I pushed for the Anti-Dynasty provision in the SK elections,” Ejercito said.
His feud with his half-brother worsened when their father decided to support Jinggoy’s reelection bid. Ejercito then left the party founded by his father Partido ng Masang Pilipino and joined the Nacionalist People’s Coalition.