Senator Francis Joseph “Chiz” Guevara Escudero

Senate Office:
Rm. 517 5th Flr., GSIS Bldg., Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
Trunk Lines: (632) 552-6601 to 70 loc. 6537 / 6539 / 6540 / 6541
Direct Lines: (632) 833-5034
Fax No.:  (632) 833-8765
Twitter: @SayChiz; @ChizNewsAlert
Instagram: @ChizNewsAlert

Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights:
Rm. 304 Committee A
Senate of the Philippines, GSIS Compound, Pasay City
Tel No. 5526601 loc. 3318 / Telefax  552-6888 

TEXTCHIZ:  Chiz (SPACE) (MESSAGE), send to 2976.



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.

He was educated at the University of the Philippines all the way from primary to law school. He continued his education on a full scholarship grant at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., earning a Master’s Degree in International and Comparative Law.

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 News Networks’ Asia’s Idols. The award focused on those that did not only achieve something exemplary that year but are seen to change and shape their country’s and the region’s future.

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.


  • 2008 Anak TV Seal's Ten Most Admired TV Personalities

  • 2008, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum

  • 2007, Asia’s Idol, Asia News Network

  • 2005 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee in Youth Leadership

  • Gawad Papuri Awardee, April 2002

  • Outstanding Congressman of the Year (Philippine Youth Association for Public Affairs, Inc.) February 2002

  • Most Outstanding Congressman of the 1st Session of the 12th Congress (League of the Press Association of the Philippines) May 2002

  • One of the Outstanding Solons of the 12th Congress (Public Eye Magazine) 2002

  • Legislator of the Year (Philippine Media Research and Progress Report, Inc.), Sept. 2000

  • Top Congressman (Pillars of the New Republic) 1999, 2000, 2001

  • One of the Outstanding Solons of the 12th Congress (Public Eye Magazine) 2001

  • Leaders of the 12th Congress (Pillars of the New Republic) 2001 & 2002

  • Most Outstanding Solon (League of Press Associations of the Philippines.), 1998, 1999, 2000

  • Outstanding Public Servant of the Year (National Media Statistics Research News Publication), Aug. 2000

  • Exceptional Young Achievers (Development of Filipino Writers, Inc.) June 2000

  • Grand Advocate of Press Freedom (League of Press Associations of the Philippines.) Nov. 1999

  • Youth Achiever in the Government Sector (Development of the Filipino Youth) June 1999

  • 9th KBP Golden Dove Awardee, Best Public Affairs Program 2000, "Magandang Umaga, Bayan," Angel Radio, DZAR 1026AM

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