The sibling rivalry between half-brothers re-electionist senator JV Ejercito and former senator Jinggoy Estrada is still alive.
Before the elections, Estrada said that his brother was ‘the good one’ but he referred to himself as ‘the better one’.
Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada is in 15th spot according to the unofficial tally for the senatorial race, but he decided to call it quits. He congratulated the the other candidates who made it in the ‘Magic 12’.
JV EJERCITO IS NOT JINGGOY ESTRADA PEOPLE
— cræ (@krysshakre) May 13, 2019
Interesting ! Jinggoy Estrada was number 13 in San Juan city ; JV Ejercito was number 3. In Manila Jinggoy was number 19 and JV Ejercito was number 9. ( fight of the good and the better one)
— jakejmaderazo (@maderazo_jake) May 14, 2019
ER Ejercito losing in Laguna.
Janella Ejercito losing in San Juan.
Erap Estrada losing in Manila.
Jinggoy Estrada and JV Ejercito possibly losing the Senate race.
Members of the Ejercito-Estrada clan could be the biggest losers of the 2019 midterm elections.#Halalan2019
— Dinney Latch (@dinneylatch) May 14, 2019
Interesting factoid in Senate result of San Juan—Jinggoy Estrada didn’t make SJ voters’ Magic 12. He came in at 13th, super underwhelming given it’s the family bailiwick and he was mayor for almost a decade. Even more stark against his half-brother JV Ejercito‘s 3rd-place rank.
— Matthew Reysio-Cruz (@MatthewINQ) May 14, 2019
It's the end for the House of Ejercito-Estrada. Here's a list of those who lost:
John Paul Ejercito
— JJ (@jaspersalceda) May 14, 2019
13. Bong Revilla – 10,988,697
14. JV Ejercito – 10,984,412
15. Jinggoy Estrada – 8,654,021
— John Philip Bravo (@johnphilipbravo) May 16, 2019
One of his colleagues, Nancy Binay, finished made it to the 12th spot and he also congratulated her.
“Kay Sen. Nancy, alam ko marami ka pang magagawa sa Senado na makakatulong sa ating mga kababayang mahihirap. Keep it up! You deserve to keep the 12th spot because you have a very big heart for the poor and you are the BETTER person among others. Congratulations my friend,” Estrada said on Facebook.”, Jinggoy said on a Facebook post.
Meanwhile, his half-brother, JV Ejercito, finished in the 13th spot. JV tweeted, “I am still the good one.”
I am still… The Good One.
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) May 16, 2019
Then retweeted an article about Estrada conceding with the caption. “And I am really the Good One…”.
And I am really the Good One… https://t.co/FKe5T5bnm8
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) May 16, 2019
After a few hours, he tweeted, “Bitter.” Netizens are still trying to figure out its crypted post.
— JV Ejercito (@jvejercito) May 16, 2019
A lot of people were disappointed with the election results, even if some were still unofficial. Their candidates did not win. They also know that some of the candidates who won have a notorious history, politically speaking.
As the unofficial results came, data from Google Trend showed that Filipinos where searching ‘how to migrate’ and ‘migrate’ on the search engines.
Netizens also rationalized this. Some really meant on migrating, but mostly were joking. This shows how disappointed the people are with the results.
The same thing happened when Donald Trump was winning in the 2016 election. Americans were also searching on how to migrate to Canada and other countries.
"Just tell me if you're still planning for law or not cuz i'll help you migrate here in Canada." -Aunt
Sure na ba talaga Karl? Ay oo, bobo ang pinoy eh hahahaha
— Goyo Batang Baron #25ChelDiokno ⚖ (@Karlpaguidops) May 14, 2019
— rose (@_SarahGonzaga) May 13, 2019
— dlare (@Cazuuuuuu12) May 14, 2019
I want to migrate before this country decides to murder me https://t.co/on3wQRwsLC
— yannn (@didiyaansun) May 13, 2019
After seeing the senatorial race as of today:
Time to migrate boisz.
— miq (@_reyesmiquel) May 13, 2019
Maria Ressa, a journalist, tweeted an article about this and netizens had a lot to say about it.
Teddy Locsin then retweeted it saying, “Bebot Bello and I will help. It’s our job. We will expedite.”
Bebot Bello and I will help. It’s our job. We will expedite. https://t.co/O8q5yntXA3
— Teddy Locsin Jr. (@teddyboylocsin) May 14, 2019
Otso Diretso is an electoral alliance of political parties in the 2019 Philippine general elections that were opposing President Rodrigo Duterte’s ideologies.
It is a slate of eight candidates (otso translates as eight) for the Philippine Senate.
They were considered underdogs coming in to the elections. While Otso Diretso had thousands of volunteers, it did not have the support of the ruling party, which was probably why they did not win. No more than 5 mayors endorsed Otso Diretso in the midterm polls.
UP Islamic Studies professor Julkipli Wadi said,”If you minus Duterte from the equation, may laban talaga ang Otso Diretso dahil mga baguhan din yung nasa administration.” He also stated that even with former President Aquino’s and Robredo’s support, Otso Diretso would still get nowhere.
The rest of the Otso Diretso slate were outside the top 20: human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano, peace advocate Samira Gutoc, veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal, human rights lawyer and former Deputy Speaker Erin Tanada, and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay.
Gutoc posted a 35 second clip thanking her fans and the support she got from them
“I’m alright despite what happened. Ganun naman talaga e. It’s like my 3 bar exams. To everyone who helped me, who voted for me thank you talaga. Saludo po sa Pilipinas!”
Pilo Hilbay, who finished at 29th tweeted.” Mga kababayan, one of the great privileges of my life was having to campaign for you & w/ you. Maraming kwento ng kampanya: stories of hope, inspiration, commitment, grit, generosity, & grace, bound together by love of country. These, we must remember. Salamat sa inyong lahat!
At the 21st is Diokno, who also tweeted about the loss.
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Our campaign’s color is mint green. My kids actually picked this. It represents something fresh and something new, which, I think, is exactly what we need in the Senate now. It’s bright, happy, hopeful—and that is exactly the kind of future that justice will bring to our country. #25ChelDiokno
“Muli, sa lahat ng kapwa ko Pilipino, salamat sa inyo.”
Atty. Romulo Macalintal said thank you for the support as he ends his political career.
“It is clear that a great majority of our voters have chosen other candidates. And I respect their decision as I concede defeat in this senatorial race. Sa ating mga senior citizens at mga persons with disability, salamat sa tiwalang ipinagkaloob ninyo sa akin.”
Erin Tañada also conceded, and said, “Oo nga, we would concede the elections but never our principles, tuloy ang laban.”
Administration candidates dominated the polls and surveys done by Pulse Asia, that alone already said a lot about the outcome. The only one who made it was Bam Aquino, and he had a hard time winning a seat.
Vice President Leni Robredo was not ready to give up though, as she showed optimism throughout all this.
““May laban pa tayong hinaharap. Hindi pa tapos ang bilangan, at kailangan pang bantayan.”
Kiko Pangilinan is also waiting until everything has been counted and is relying on the 3 million left.
They did not expect to make it this far. According to their spokeperson, the party expected only Aquino and Roxas to make it. They themselves were not even confident with the other candidates.
The way things are going, it looks like Roxas is not going to make it, as he needs 4.5 million to win. While Aquino needs over 300,000.
Otso Diretso blamed their subpar performance on the fact that they lacked resources and political machinery, which the administration has access to.
The administration party already played early by posting posters and signs, even before the official race started.
Even with all that, the Senate will remain independent, and do not expect that they will side with the President in all issues.
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