Early life[ edit ] Escudero was born on October 10, in Manila , Philippines , the second of the three children of the late Salvador Escudero , former Agriculture Minister and representative of the first district of Sorsogon , and educator Evelina B. He attended the University of the Philippines Integrated School in elementary and high school He obtained his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines Diliman and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Philippines College of Law He recalled, "The most participation I had in campus was in the debate team where we won in ' I was also president of my Law class for four years.
Law Honor Society He became the Secretary General of the Association of Law Students of the Philippines on his senior year at law school By , he was a partner at his own firm, the Escudero, Marasigan, Sta. He remains with the firm to this day. While serving as a lawmaker, Escudero also dabbled in media. Abante and Abante Tonite. Congress[ edit ] Escudero's involvement in politics started in the s as an organizer for the local campaign of his father. At 25, he again indicated his intention to run, this time as mayor of the municipality.
He was elected representative of the first district of Sorsogon in and was one of the youngest lawmakers in the 11th Congress. Escudero was a member of the Nationalist People's Coalition , the second biggest political party  in the Philippines , from to In his last term as member of the House of Representatives, he served as Minority Floor Leader from to On August 16, , Republic Act was passed, merging the municipalities of Sorsogon and Bacon into a component city of Sorsogon province.
The law was ratified during a plebiscite on December 16, , and Sorsogon functioned as a city on June 30, , with the assumption into office of its first officials. Poe eventually lost to the incumbent president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in a highly contested electoral exercise. However, the President's allies in Congress voted to drop the impeachment complaint. But the search for the truth does not end today. The president and her allies will always be haunted by questions.
He was elected to the Senate with the second highest tally of votes, slightly behind Loren Legarda. On October 29, , Escudero announced his resignation from the Nationalist People's Coalition and became an independent. The two political figures, who belong to opposing camps, won as President and Vice President, respectively. However, the opposition group United Nationalist Alliance junked the three Senate bets. Garnering 17,, votes  out of 40,,  registered voters who actually voted, he won another term as senator.
So Senator Escudero graciously gave up the chairmanship of the committee on education because he took over the Committee on Finance. Grace Poe presidential campaign, Chiz Escudero declares vice presidential bid, September 18, Citing a possible bid for higher office in the next elections, Escudero resigned as chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and as co-chair of the Joint Congressional Committee on Public Expenditures on July 28, He is a person who can be trusted, a person who has experience and a person who has already done something for the people.
Escudero continued to drop in April, maintaining third place behind Marcos and congresswoman Leni Robredo. They separated after six years  and were granted a civil annulment in Their engagement was announced  in August , a few months after Escudero obtained Church annulment of his first marriage.