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Senators set to visit French parliament

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By Hannah Torregoza

Some senators are scheduled to go to France for a parliamentary visit, hoping it would help improve the Philippines’ ties with the European Union (EU), Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito said.

Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito  (Albert Calvelo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito
(Albert Calvelo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ejercito said around seven or eight of them, led by Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, would be going on a three- to four-day parliamentary visit beginning June 26.

“It’s a good chance for us to repair our relationship with the EU. Well, we have had problems lately with the EU. France is one of the leaders so somehow we hope to reach out and mend our relationship,” Ejercito said in an interview.

“So hopefully, it would be a very productive visit in France and it would also give us senators the chance to talk about problems and prevailing issues,” Ejercito said.

He also said the meeting would be hosted by the French lawmakers and their participation is merely to reciprocate their visit to the Senate last January.

French senators Gerard Miquel, Bernard Saugey, Jean-Claude Lenoir, and Simon Sutours were part of the France-Southeast Asia Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group that visited the country last January 9.

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  • Yolanda Santos

    This trip by these useless Philippine senators to France is nothing but an expensive junket. Stop this junket and use the money for this trip on healthcare instead.

  • junket republic under duterte

  • Dutertard

    sarap nmn..after nila mamuke sa Russia.. French pussy nmn ung lalamasin nila.. sarap maging senador.. pasyal pasyal.. ASia Europe.. tapos pera ng taumbayan ung gamit nila.. xempre may budget nmn.. maglalagay sila ng excise tax sa gas at petrolyo at llahat lalagyan nila ng tax para nga nmn tuloy tuloy ang pasyal pasyal nila at lamas puke sa lahat ng papasyalan nila.. Gobyernong DUterte – tunay na panggagago!