‘I’m happy where I am’: Escudero says no 2022 presidential race

Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero/Photo by Christian Cardano from the Office of Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero

MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator and now Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero has no plans of joining the 2022 presidential race.

Escudero made the pronouncement in a vlog entry of his wife, actress Heart Evangelista, which was posted on YouTube on Sunday.

“I have no plans of doing so,” Escudero said when Evangelista asked him if he intends to seek the highest seat in the country next year.

“No money, no resources, not my time, and I’m happy where I am,” he added.

He went on: “You have to want it, actually. So those who are running who say that they don’t want it, it’s not that accurate. You have to want it before you can actually decide to run, actually run a campaign and be the President, Governor, Congressman, or Senator.”

But if he runs in the 2022 polls, Escudero said he has three choices.

“Either run for Governor again, not run, or run for the Senate if I have the numbers,” he said.

Escudero ran for Vice President in the 2016 presidential elections as the running mate of Senator Grace Poe. He ended fourth in the vice presidential race.

The former senator emerged as one of the preferred Vice Presidential bets for 2022, according to a recent survey by Pulse Asia.

/MUF

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