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Salvador “Sonny” Escudero III : December 18, 1942 – August 13, 2012


Sorsogon Representative Salvador “Sonny” Escudero III

Sorsogon Representative Salvador “Sonny” Escudero III passed away early Monday morning after battling cancer for two years.

The 69-year-old legislator, who is also the father of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, died in his sleep in his Quezon City home before dawn on Monday, House Secretary-General Marilyn Barua-Yap confirmed via text message.

A man who’s “His brilliance and vast experience as a legislator and his commitment and dedication to duty–presiding over committee hearings and actively participating during plenary sessions even on a wheelchair–is a perfect role model for public officers that should be etched in the annals of Philippine public service,” the House said in a statement.

The Department of Education (DepEd) dubbed him an “education champion“. The DepEd is honoring the late lawmaker and former agriculture secretary by having the flag at its Central Office in Pasig City at half-mast.

Deped Secretary Armin Luistro said that Escudero’s consistency, determination, and unwavering support to push for “reforms and make Philippine education step up to international standards” continue to be a source of inspiration for many education workers.

Once, I used to scoff at the then Sec. Escudero’s outfit which sported the KBL colors on his shoulders. He kept on wearing that even under the administration of President Fidel V. Ramos. It was only lately that I understood the political character of the man. He stood by his political party while being a “BALIMBING” became the fashion of the times… Until now.

With his death, I now look back and appreciate his character. Former Cong and Sec. Salvador Escudero was imparting a lesson to us all: that ideology cannot be traded for political and “financial” expediency.

Stand, defend, protect and stick to your parties, you “balimbings”!

Goodbye Sonny. You served the nation well!



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One thought on “Salvador “Sonny” Escudero III : December 18, 1942 – August 13, 2012

  1. I first read that he died at age 69 and so told a friend. But he said 79, the more appropriate age, because I am 60 and he is 65. He couldnt be 69 only as we recalled that he was a Marcos Cabinet Secretary during our younger years. After this confirmation that he was only 69 at death, then I say that he indeed became accomplished at a relatively young age. I hope it could be pointed out his age when he was first made a cabinet member.

    Posted by horace templo | August 14, 2012, 6:55 PM

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