Escudero to prioritize passage of Odette, pandemic bills if elected
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Sorsogon Governor and Senatorial aspirant Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero visited Cebu on Wednesday morning, hoping to get support from Cebuano voters in the upcoming May 2022 elections.
Escudero became a senator in 2007 until 2019, completing his two terms before he ran and won as governor in the Province of Sorsogon.
The governor was also known for marrying actress Heart Evangelista.
For Escudero, he is more than qualified for the post, based on his experience as a lawmaker.
“Yan ang pangunahing rason kung bakit ako muling tumatakbo dahil hindi ito panahon para mag-OJT (on-the-job training), hindi ito panahon para mag-aral pa lamang, hindi ito panahon para mag-eksperimento pa lamang. Panahon ito para sa seguradong direksyon, seguradong solusyon, sa mga mabibigat na problema sa ating bansa,” Escudero said.
According to Escudero, if he would be elected again as a senator, he will give priority to the passage of the Typhoon Odette Rehabilitation Fund Bill to help provinces that were badly affected by the typhoon recover.
The typhoon has devastated several provinces in the country, including Cebu, in December 2021.
“Ang pagpasa ng isang Odette Rehabilitation Fund upang sa gayon makabangon ang mga tinamaan ng bagyong si Odette. Nakikita pa naman natin ito sa Cebu sa unang pagbisita ko dito, ang bakas pa rin ng bagyong si Odette. At marami sa ating kababayan, ang tila na inasa nalang sa ating national government sa mga local government units,” he added.
Aside from this, Escudero said that he will also give priority to the passage of a bill that would prepare the country for any pandemic.
He said that the said measure was first endorsed by late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, but it was never approved by Congress. /rcg
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