The curious case of Chiz Escudero

Nov. 16, 2009

By Carol Araullo

Yesterday, Senator Francis Chiz Escudero, a popular contender in the May 2010 presidential elections, resigned from his party, the National Peoples Coalition, in a clear bid to distance himself from NPC Chair, business tycoon and putative presidential kingmaker, Mr. Danding Cojuangco. The announcement sent shockwaves throughout the electoral arena. Other candidates and their respective camps, as well as political pundits of all stripes, will have a field day analyzing the underpinnings, implications and possible scenarios generated by Mr. Escuderos bombshell decision until he makes his final announcement of
his political plans in the coming weeks.

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