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Getting To Know Mrs. Cindy Lotuaco-Ejercito

Last month, I had a chance to meet Mrs. Cindy Lotuaco-Ejercito over an intimate lunch at Cafe Mary Grace, Greenhills. To those who doesn’t know her, Mrs. Cindy Lotuaco-Ejercito is a former model and the wife of reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito and they have two sons namely Jose Emilio Ejercito and Julio Jose Ejercito.

While waiting for her to arrived, I had no expectations but knowing that she is a Ejecito, I had an impression that she is a very classy woman and we will be shy to approach her or ask questions. But I was wrong. Upon seeing her, I told myself that there is something about this woman that I can’t explain. There is something about her smile that make me smile also and there is also something the way she talks with people because she is very manhinhin. She’s full of positivity in life that makes her admirable and inspiring. Want to know what is more inspiring about her? It is that she is a breast cancer survivor.

“If it’s time for me to go, I’m ready. Pero siguro hindi pa time and siguro there’s a purpose why I’m still here. So for me, you just have to be positive in life and it’s important to reconnect with family,” – Mrs. Cindy Lotuaco-Ejercito 

With her positive outlook in life and with the help of her husband, family, and friends, she won the fight with the breast cancer survivor. After her battle with the big C, she learned to appreciate time, family and her friends. That is why she make sure to spend time with them despite of her busy schedule. Her faith also inspired me a lot. I think everyone of us should learn to stay positive or look the life in a positive way no matter what our situation is.

Breast cancer remains the most common and leading cause of death among women. I have few relatives who are still in fight with the breast cancer and some of them was already defeated. To be honest, it makes me feel scared thinking that as a woman, it can also happened to me or to anyone. I have a lot of respect and admiration to all cancer survivor. Fighting cancer is not a easy battle but just for you but with the people you love too.

Because of Cindy’s battle with the big C,  JV Ejercito authored and sponsored National Integrated Cancer Control Act measure, now Republic Act No. 11215. 

“Nakakataba ng puso dahil pinirmahan ito ni Presidente noong February 14 mismo, Valentine’s Day. I am very thankful for this very heartwarming and very affectionate ‘gift’ by the President to cancer patients and their families and to the people,”JV Ejercito.

JV Ejercito also author of the Universal Health Care measure, said the law would address the various gaps in the cancer care continuum and integrated solutions. It mandates a more focused prevention and integrated cancer program that would improve the survivorship of cancer patients, noting that the dreaded illness is the third leading cause of adult death and fourth in child mortality.

I’m not really a fan of politics because of the news I’ve been hearing and reading but after meeting and getting to know Mrs. Cindy Lotuaco-Ejercito and learning about JV Ejercito Republic Act No. 11215, I realized that there are still good politicians out there. So, this coming May 13, 2019, vote wisely.

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