Wednesday, August 15, 2012


  While people focus on the various vital and more controversial issues and policies, and the personalities involved, there is one veteran lawmaker who persists on making personal sacrifices to serve his constituents and the country. 

Despite his frail physique, Sorsogon Rep. Salvador H. Escudero III makes sure he attends all important plenary sessions even on a wheelchair. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. himself could not but marvel at Escudero's great dedication and appetite to serve his people. To this day he is among those who rarely absent himself from sessions and committee hearings. 

Congressman  Sonny Escudero or tatay as he is being fondly called by the Bicolanos, had been a workaholic and dedicated public servant as it had been proven on his vast experience not only as a legislator of the 1st District of the Province of Sorsogon but also a former Agriculture Secretary from 1984 to 1986 and again from 1996 to 1998. He is one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardees for Veterinary Medicine in 1971, and had been a former Director of the Bureau of Animal Industry and Deputy Minister.

Congressman Escudero was born on December 18, 1942 in Casiguran, Sorsogon and he was married to an Educator Ms. Evelina Guevarra, and they had been blessed with three children including incumbent Senator Francis Joseph “CHIZ’ G. Escudero. He graduated with a degree of Veterinary Medicine in Year 1963 in University of the Philippines Los Baños. He also had a Masteral and Doctoral degree in Tropical Veterinary Medicine in the University of Queensland, Australia in Year 1968 and in Organization and Management in University of the Philippines System in 1969.  

Congressman Escudero had served as representative during the 8th, 9th & 10th Congress from 1987 to 1998 and at present on his second term serving the constituents of Sorsogon from 2007 to date.  He is also an educator as a former dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine in the University of the Philippines from 1970 to 1984 and had been a Director of University of the Philippines Director of Veterinary Hospital, also a Radio Broadcaster as he had his own Radio Program he is hosting which caters Programs for the Agriculture sector.

He had achieved so many accomplishments for the his constituents in which his Priority Development Assistance funds or PDAF goes to programs on Public Works, Financial Assistance, Education, Livelihood, Health Care, Medical Assistance, Water Supply, Forest Management, Peace and Order, Rural Electrification and Irrigation. At present he had authored 117 House bills in the 15th Congress including a bill on enhancing Basic Education program in the Department of Education in which is very vital and will be very helpful for the Filipinos, truly a pride and honor not only for the Bicolanos but for the entire nation, Congressman Salvador Escudero III is really an icon and a legacy for every Public Servant to adhere on. (MHatoc)

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