Senatorial Candidates

Halalan 2013

Chiz Escudero

Basic Profile:

  • Fullname:        Francis Joseph Guevara Escudero
  • Nickname:       Chiz
  • Birthdate:        October 10, 1969
  • Profession:      Senator
  • Place of Birth: City of Manila
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Political Party: Independent

Current Position in Government:
Senator (2007-present)
Chairman, Committees on Justice and Human Rights, Environment and Natural Resources
Chairman, Joint Oversight Committees on Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Clean Air Act
Commander, Philippine Navy Reserve Command

Positions previously held in Government:
Representative, 1st district of Sorsogon (1998-2007)
Minority Floor Leader (13th Congress)
Assistant Majority Floor Leader (11th Congress, Jul. 1998-Nov.2000)

Relatives in Government or Politics: None currently in office

Education:

  • University of the Philippines Integrated School – Elementary (1981) and High School (1985)
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman – BA Political Science (1988)
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman – Bachelor of Laws (1993)
  • Georgetown University Law Center – Master in International and Comparative Law (1996)

Affiliations:

  • Alpha Phi Beta (2009-Present), Lord Chancellor
  • Crusade Against Violence (1994 – 1995), Legal Counsel
  • Nationalist People’s Coalition (1998 – 2009), Party Member
  • Genuine Opposition (2006 – 2007), Coalition Member

Bills Passed / Awards Received:

  • Most Admired TV Personality, Anak TV Seal, 2008
  • Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum, 2008
  • Asia’s Idol, Asia News Network, 2007
  • TOYM Awardee in Youth Leadership, 2000
  • Legislator of the Year, (Philippine Media Research and Progress Report, Inc.) 2000
  • Outstanding Public Servant of the Year (National Media Statistics Research News Publication), Aug. 2000
  • Most Outstanding Congressman of the Year (Philippine Youth Association for Public Affairs, Inc.) February 2002
  • Most Outstanding Solon (League of Press Associations of the Philippines.) 1998, 1999
  • Top Congressman (Pillars of the New Republic) 1999, 2000, 2001
  • Youth Achiever in the Government Sector (Development of the Filipino Youth) June 1999

Platforms and Advocacies:

  • SHELTER
  • ENVIRONMENT
  • JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS
  • HEALTH
  • GOVERNANCE
  • FOOD SECURITY
  • EDUCATION
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP & EMPLOYMENT
  • PEACE & ORDER
  • WOMEN & CHILDREN

Stand on Issues:

  • Reproductive Health Law: FOR
  • Sin Tax Law: AGAINST
  • Cyber Crime Law: FOR
  • Freedom of Information Law: FOR
  • Anti-Political Dynasty Law: AGAINST
  • Divorce: AGAINST
  • Death Penalty: AGAINST
  • Same-sex Marriage: AGAINST
  • Total Gun Ban: AGAINST
  • Pork Barrel System: FOR
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