SC may be Poe’s saving grace: Chiz

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Vice presidential candidate and Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero yesterday expressed optimism that the Supreme Court would rule timely and in favor of presidential candidate Sen. Grace Poe Llamanzares should the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) ruling on the...

Escudero wants interagency body formed to address El Niño effects

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero is proposing the creation of an interagency body to study and address the impacts of El Niño on farmlands and households which are now experiencing water shortages. Escudero said the inter-agency body should be composed of...

Trillanes to declare VP bid

MANILA, Oct 2 (Mabuhay) — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV confirmed Friday he will officially declare his plan to run for vice president in the 2016 elections this Saturday. Trillanes, a member of the Nacionalista Party (NP), said that he will run as an independent candidate...

Chiz wants state to play key role in manufacturing sector

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero vowed to place a greater role for the state in breathing life to the country’s manufacturing sector should he and his running mate, presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe, be elected to power. Speaking...

Angara challenges 2016 aspirants: Back measures for lower income taxes

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Sonny Angara on Thursday challenged potential presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the 2016 elections to take a stand on proposals to lower personal income tax rates. “We issue the challenge to the candidates for the 2016 to take a position...

Aquino urged to endorse bill lowering income tax rates

MANILA, Aug 25 (Mabuhay) – A senator on Tuesday urged President Benigno Aquino III to certify as urgent the legislative proposals seeking to lower income tax rates. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, a close ally of Aquino, said the president should consider either certifying as...

Bill promoting safer roads filed in Senate

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero has filed a bill that seeks to provide “reliable road instructions to motorists and improve road safety” in the Philippines, which is notorious for having one of the worst road conditions in the world. Under Senate Bill No. 2886,...

‘Leni Robredo will beat Escudero’ for VP, says Osmeña

MANILA (Mabuhay) — If her campaign is properly handled, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo could be a “runaway” winner in the vice presidential election next year, Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III said on Thursday. “She’ll beat Chiz. If properly handled, she’ll beat...

Porky Chiz

Former Senator Panfilo Lacson did a good job of unmasking the true character of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero. Lacson has castigated Escudero for being silent about the existence of a P426 billion in pork barrel lump sum and discretionary funds inserted in the 2015 national...

Palace dream still alive for Miriam Santiago

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Elated by her high ranking in a presidential survey, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago reiterated anew on Wednesday her desire to run for president in 2016. Santiago said she was “happily surprised” that she emerged as one of the three top choices for president...