Senator Francis Joseph “Chiz” Guevara Escudero
Francis Joseph Guevara Escudero or Chiz began his political career at the young age of 28 in the year 1998 where 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.
In 2005, he was named as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) 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
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.
15th Congress Senators