JV asked: Will you share your baon with Duterte or Jinggoy?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 03 2019 08:59 PM

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Reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito said Sunday he would rather split his food between President Rodrigo Duterte and his half-brother, Jinggoy Estrada.

Ejercito made the remark during the "Harapan 2019: The ABS-CBN Senatorial Town Hall Debate," when he was asked: "Ikaw lang ang may baon sa recess, kanino mo ishe-share ito, kay dating senador Jinggoy or kay Pangulong Duterte?"

"Hirap naman niyan, siguro mapagbigay tayong Pilipino pwede ba hatiin?" Ejercito responded.

(That's hard but Filipinos like to share, can we split the food?"

Erstwhile estranged brothers Ejercito and Estrada are both running alongside each other in administration-backed Hugpong ng Pagbabago.

Estrada earlier this month urged voters to prioritize his half-brother's reelection bid. 

"Ang pakiusap ko ngayong eleksyon gawin niyo nang number 1 si JV kahit number 2 na lang ako," Jinggoy said.

(I urge you all to make JV your number one vote this election. Just make me number two.)