Full Name: Francis Joseph Guevara Escudero
Place of Birth: City of Manila
Place of Voter Registration: Buhatan, Sorsogon
Current Residence: Buhatan, Sorsogon City
Marital Status: Single
Political Party: Independent
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Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero, was a congressman of Sorsogon before entering the Senate.
> A universal housing program that ensures not only shelter but home ownership as well must be supported. Allocate land, provide affordable financing, and promote home ownership through a range of incentives.
> Strict and uncompromised enforcement of laws that preserve the environment must be encouraged. Teach Filipinos the need to preserve and conserve, and hold government officials accountable for enforcing environmental laws.
> Continue to make courts more accessible to the people to ensure the swift disposition of cases and the service of justice.
> Promote and encourage programs for universal health care, with emphasis on maternal health, care for our elders, and overall lifestyle wellness.
> Zero tolerance for graft and corruption should be maintained.
> Give food producers more incentives to improve productivity and boost access from farms to markets.
> Update our education curriculum to emphasize the sciences, expand state scholarship programs in partnership with the private sector, and strengthen linkages with the private sector for job placements.
> Promote entrepreneurship and boost employment and income generation. Embrace the free market to unlock the Filipino entrepreneur’s creativity and innovativeness. Expand micro-finance programs and encourage the growth of small business. Ensure that workers’ rights are protected and promoted.
> Law enforcement must therefore be community-centric. Peace and order can best be achieved only through an effective and institutionalized partnership between the citizenry and the state.
> We shall strive to promote gender equality while strengthening laws that protect women and children. Our progress as a nation and as a people rests on our ability and capacity to protect and respect our women and children.
(Source: UP sa Halalan 2013)