Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism

#25 Chiz Escudero

Francis Joseph Guevara Escudero, popularly known as Chiz (born on October 10, 1969 in Manila), is a politician. He has been the governor of Sorsogon since 2019.

Escudero was a senator of the Philippines from 2007 to 2019. Prior to that, he was the representative of the 1st District of Sorsogon from 1998 to 2007.

He ran and lost in the 2016 vice presidential race.

Escudero is the son of the late former agriculture secretary and congressman Salvador Escudero III. Escudero’s mother, Evelina Escudero, has been Sorsogon’s 1st District representative since 2013. She is also a House deputy speaker. | Rappler

Issues and Stands

Safe re-opening of schools and transition to face-to-face classes

Ensure that quality internet is available to students and work to provide subsidies to ensure they can keep up in their classes (i.e., load or laptop subsidies)

Integrate Human Rights and Peace Education into basic and secondary education curriculum

Junking of Anti-Terror Law

Demand that campaigns declare online campaign expenditures beyond their official social media accounts (i.e., influencers engaged, unofficial groups or pages tapped, etc.)

Increased participation of the youth in local and national governance by allowing them to influence & craft legislation

Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and support their increased participation in cultural spaces

Legalization of Divorce

Increase national minimum wage to P750

Increase budget for farming and fishing support/infrastructure

Enact the right to an adequate food bill or the Zero Hunger Bill

Continue support for the rice tariffication law

Seeking climate change accountability from better developed, high-pollutant countries

Increase financial and technical support for local climate adaptation and mitigation projects

Support for Open Pit Mining

Pass an Alternative Mining Act in accordance with human rights norms, standards, and obligations

Increase funding for mental health support

Decriminalizing Abortion

Reparations for Martial Law Victims & Retrieval of Marcos’ Ill-gotten Wealth

Criminalizing of Vote-buying