Politician, Senate bets 2013, Chiz Escudero

SEN. FRANCIS “CHIZ” ESCUDERO

Seeking the same position

escuderoFrancis Joseph “Chiz” Guevara Escudero began his political career at age 28.It was in 1998 when he served as three-term representative of the 1st District of Sorsogon. During his terms, he served as Assistant Majority Floor Leader in the 11th Congress and House Minority Floor Leader in the 13th Congress.

As an elected senator in 2007, he earned the second highest number of votes. At the Senate, he heads the Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Committee on Constitutional Amendments Revision of Codes and Laws. He is the vice chair of the Committee on Local Government and Senate representative to the Judicial and Bar Council.

Educated at the University of the Philippines all the way from primary to law school, Chiz continued his education on a full scholarship grant at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., earning him a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Law

In 2005, he was named as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM). This is in recognition of his selfless dedication as a youth leader which has resulted in significant contributions to the welfare of his countrymen as well as to the advancement of his field of endeavor.

In December last year, he was the only Filipino named in Asian News Networks’ Asia’s Idols. The award focused on those that did not only achieve something exemplary that year but are seen to change and shape their country’s and the region’s future.

Just this year, he was honored by the prestigious organization of global decision-makers, The World Economic Forum as one of the world’s Young Global Leaders of 2008. This honor is bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top 200-300 young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.

Recently, he was cited as a 2008 Anak TV Awardee for being one of Anak TV Seal’s Ten Most Admired TV Personalities.

Married to Christine Elizabeth R. Flores, they are blessed with their first-born, twins Maria Cecilia and Joaquin Cruz.

This Bicolano senator has also an array of awards. In 2008, he was named as one of the Ten Most Admired Personalities by Anak TV Seal and as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.

In 2007, Asia News Network named him as Asia’s Idol and in 2005 as one of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) in the Philippines, a youth leadership award.

In 2002, Chiz was chosen as “Gawad Papuri Awardee, Most Outstanding Congressman of the Year,Most Outstanding Congressman of the 1st Session of the 12th Congress, Congress” and asOne of the Outstanding Solons of the 12th Congress.”

Will the 2013 elections bring Chiz back to the Senate?

For a well-known lawmaker with a good track record, that question is absurd! #  

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