First there was Chiz
Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero was in the city last week for the Presidentiables Forum held at the Grand Regal Hotel. Only three of the supposedly Presidentiables joined the Forum among them Escudero, Senator Loren Legarda and Nicanor Perlas.
Escudero said he has not yet decided which position to vie for in the 2010 elections but said he will abide by his Party's decision.
On top of Escudero's priorities is an increased budget for agriculture not only for Mindanao but for the whole country as well. He said the reason why Mindanao could not attain long lasting peace is the lack of economic opportunities here. With an increased agriculture budget, he said, there will be more farm to market roads, increased production and lesser dependence on imports.