Chiz Escudero quits NPC Party...

@rsa101 (37929)
Philippines
October 27, 2009 11:28pm CST
This surprised me today after reading on the net that Chiz decided to quit his party. He has been in this party for quite sometime already. The details were not known as of this date but it seems there was some kind disagreement between the party and Chiz. I am a bit saddened that it seems the principled leader seems to be at a lost and still has not decided if he would pursue his bid for presidency. I heard that he will make his decision today at 6 in the evening. I think Loren would be the next choice for the NPC Party or else they might as well lost her to other presidentiables who are eager to win her as a running mate. I think Loren would take this as an opportunity to pursue her original dreams of running for the presidency again.
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@Fulltank (2882)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
In every political move a politician would make, theres always a reason behind it. I think Chiz realizes that he could not win the presidential election if he stays in the NPC. Or better yet, he had drop-out from the presidential race. It would be much better if now, he would join Nonoy and Mar in order to have a more powerful race and assuring a win-win situation for him. He's still young and can be a good leader someday. Presidency is not for him at the moment. Much better if Loren and the whole opposition would join forces to have a secure Presidential election next year.
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yes that is also my aspiration that Opposition would run as one than running separately. Well I really think that Chiz although qualified is still young to run I think there is nothing wrong if he could wait for the next 6 years and join forces with others to strengthen their bid to replace the present administration and start on a clean slate again.
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• Philippines
29 Oct 09
[i]Hello Fulltank, I agree with your analysis. I was thinking like Noynoy and Chiz tandem. It's like a tall order but if the opposition can pull it out, it is good for them and the country. We really need a change in leadership but I think who ever sit in there, we (the common folks) will still fend for ourselves. Regards.[/i]
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
The political pot continues boiling. It stops when the fire is off and everything is cooked. There should be reasons behind his resigning from the party. Whether he pushes through with his envisioned candidacy or not, he can still do it running in another party. Others even run as independent candidates. Let us just wait and see ... it is not over until it is over.
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
If other parties would immediately adopt him to be their presidential candidate then fine for him. But, I think he would get hard since he is new to the party and that means either the party would adjust to his needs or the other way around. I really think that it is better for him to postpone his bid and ran in the next elections. I suggest that he continues on from his senatorial post and show his best in there making his bid for the next one a bigger chance for him to be noticed by everyone.
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
I admired what Chiz had done. He only wants a clear conscience. That if he will win the presidency he don't have to worry to pay back to those person who had help him on his campaign. Of course, they will still people who wants to help him for running but he decided that those are the person who are very willing to help him, without waiting for something in return. I hope some presidentiable are capable to do what he had done. That is a brave job. He really do want a change and he want change to start with him. He is a perfect expamle of good governance if he continue being like that. He will surely have my vote if he continue that change he is starting.
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
I also admire him for his idealism but I guess running all by himself would be very difficult for him unless he is a multi-billionaire to fund his campaign. Noynoy is also good but he still decided to be under a political party that could somehow help him in his bid for the presidency. If in case Chiz would win without a political party do you think he could find some other people who he could truly trust. I think it is practical to get a party to pursue what he likes to be done.
@neildc (17239)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Oct 09
I also believe that the presidency is not for chiz at this time. He's still young though very qualified. But with the trend now, that the opposition is too divided, there might be a lot more qualified and deserving. I also agree that he just go behind the noynoy-mar tandem to ensure a win-win situation for him.
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
That is the common belief of many when they see Chiz. I never thought he is already 40 but he looks much younger that is why many younger generation can identify with him. I think he would not be jobless at all since I think he has 3 more years to finish his term as a senator. I think that it would mean he has plenty of time to prepare for the next fight if he is indeed determine to fight for the presidency. I just do not know if he would ally himself with the Noynoy-Mar tandem as I heard that NPC is inking to support the Noynoy-Mar tandem. If he would support Noynoy-Mar tandem then he would just ally himself again with the NPC which is kind of an awkward situation. I think its either some other party would adopt him or he runs as independent or might not run at all.
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Well for a President he would be the youngest if he wins this election. I do not see anything wrong if he would ran but I doubt if he could really make it without a party to support him. You could just imagine the things he would contend to in congress and senate who are all belonging to a party. He would become weak in there if he would not be under a party.
@hotsummer (13835)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
is he really too young for presidency. i think that we need young leaders than the older ones. i think that they can do more for our country.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 09
I just heard about this news on my way home... well, what's new???? there's no permanent members in any political party, there will always be swaps and resignations. Loren will definitely benefit from this drama... well goodluck! You're right there's always a reason for every action let's just wait and see what's Chiz reason for leaving his party.
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Election are indeed becoming more and more interesting. It is like the teleserye that is shown in TV. Lots of drama and gimmicks running around just to catch the attention of the public. Oh well let us see what will happen next in the coming days.
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yup sometimes that is disappointing to watch. But what can we do but choose the lesser evils from the aspirants. I m not giving up hope that someday our politics would do away with dirty tactics and too much drama and gimmicks in their campaign. As to when this will happen I just don't know hopefully in the near future.
• Boston, Massachusetts
28 Oct 09
Bwahahahaha... they are so funny! Gosh what kind of leaders do we have? i can't take all their drama and petty intramurals amidst the kind of situation that our country is facing. Grrrrrrr!!!
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
He did? Oh God... After making strong statements of him wanting to be president, and being a good contributor on that party, why quit all of the sudden? Do you guys think its gonna affect his probability of winning in case he still wants to run for presidency?
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
At this point in time he seems undecided if he would run. The reason for quitting the party is still unknown since from what I know he just got to the party's meeting right after declaring he was quitting NPC. There must be something that provoke him from deciding to quit. I have high regards for Chiz being a senator but having him as an independent candidate would rather make his candidacy weaker when the 2010 elections comes. If I were him, I would choose to run independent as a senator where for sure he could convince me to vote for him this coming 2010.
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yeah maybe he needs to really look for party mates that is like minded as he is and if he would ran for senator he might be able to prepare himself for the next 6 years and find a better allies in his bid for presidency.
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yeah, same here. I am actually a fan of Sen Escudero. He is not a dull intelligent person, he is a smart intelligent person. He knows what to say, and how to say it. He immediately thinks of solutions. He is not the type who would simply sit around. I also think it is gonna affect his candidacy negatively. I somewhat thing that its still too early for him to leave the party. Well, its his decision, we'll see. Anyway, it'll just take a few more days and we'll uncover the truth at least little by little. I do hope he has good reasons for it.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 09
whatever it was i am sure Chiz reason for quiting his party must be very serious...i think his quite a man of principle and won't bow down to something that he does not agree to...if he runs for presidency though he could have a very hard chance of winning the race specially now that there's a bottle between the cojuangcos...i hope he won't pursue the presidency...at least not in the coming term...
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yeah I agree with you I feel that this coming elections is not for him and if he would run for maybe a lower position he can really make it without any political party backing. But, if he insist on doing this he might have a stiff fight for him to make it especially if he has not party to back him up. Political parties are very important to ensure your winability especially in presidential elections.
@hotsummer (13835)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
i didn't hear about it. but i don't think that he needs a party if he decides to run for presidency. i think he is a contender being independent. but i just don't know if he can win over noynoy. but maybe chiz is thinking that noynoy is such a strong opponent and why would he risk losing money if he will not win anyways, such it is just a good decision still if he will not run any more. but if he does run and win i have no problem with it though i really don't like him that much before.
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Well I have a feeling that running as independent in this race would mean like running all by yourself. Party is like a family support for your political career. You may belong to one and it does not mean that you agree with them but they will support you if they think you have the chance of you winning in the election. If Chiz would ran as independent it just means he would be the campaign manager and it would just exhaust himself physically and all his supporter would exert more effort because running a political rally is just a logistical nightmare if you have no one to lean on when doing it from one place to another. But I do not think it is impossible to ran as independent I just think the reach and the network of support is not enough for your to garner enough votes unless you really are that popular. Even Erap created his own party to support and they have allied with a much more bigger parties for him to ensure his winning the presidential bid despite the overwhelming popularity he had before.
@chevill (316)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
chiz is a good choice for presidential but yet this time. I think he may run for vice pres. first than to waste his money for pres. he has to prove more to all the filipino and become a good public servant.
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Yup he may need more time to hone his skills for the presidency. I think he also needs to look for persons that will support his cause as of now it seems that he is all alone in his fight. I think he really needs time to think things over and consolidate his forces again but I think running still would just jeopardize his cause which I think is just right.
@jlamela (4898)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I am not surprise with his move anymore. He is making that move I think to distance himself from Loren Legarda who is itching to run for President even if she did not top the Presidential candidates survey. I think Escudero avoided a scene where he will be put in an uncomfortable situation in confronting with the real status of his candidacy as Legarda still refused to give up her ambition to run for president. Anyway, I don't mind these two people what happen to their political career, my choice for President is either Villar and Noynoy, right now my mind is focusing on Senator Noynoy's candidacy, if he will back out I will vote for Manuel Villar.
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
Well it seems that he did put himself at a disadvantage by removing himself from the many. I think Legarda is sticking with her decision to run as VP to date. There was an interview that she reiterated she is determined to run for VP even Chiz abandoned him in the party.
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
What saddens me is not the fact that he quit at all. There is no denying that Chiz is one of the few politicians who are still idealistic and all that. What saddens me is the fact that there are people who think that this may just be another political "ploy" or drama of sort. Most politicians have reduced the presidential race to a contest of who can come up with the most elaborate plot leading to their decision to finally run for president. It may just =be me but it is downright tiring and inappropriate. They are to run a country not a telenovela! It is unfortunate that we no longer see the platform of government politicians should be laying out beyond the drama they are coming up with just to get people's attention.
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Very nice point in there. It seems that politics in here is almost parallel to showbiz already. The only difference between the two is that politics deals with real life and showbiz does not. Oh well Chiz I guess has joined in the bandwagon for which I do not know what is his real purpose. I do not see any point in his decision why he did that to catch attention from the public or is he really sincere in his stand not to be controlled by political parties... I find it hard to figure it out what he really means quitting his political party and making a suspense of all sorts if he would ran or not.
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
hello rsa, What has had got into him lately. well, i have strong feeling that i will vote for this guy since he has potential and young as well. even though he just quit his own party, i just hope he won't decide to leave the candidacy like all the others, this is a new trend to me, people leaving their original plan just to sink in with other people who they believe to be more popular than them? good luck next year i supposed.
@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
Well you seem to have a different view from the many I read in here. Well I think there is nothing wrong with being idealistic and everything but then in the end if you will stick to your ideals there will come a time that you will not be able to achieve them if you would be separating yourself with some sectors in society. There should be a balance between your ideals and some other groups. In his case, it seems he totally abandoned some sectors in society and favors much the other sector which for me is something bad. When considering to be the president you should balance how you treat both the rich and the poor because they both are contributing to your government. In his case it seems he likes to portray and image of being a pro poor and anti rich stance. If that would be his stance then it will make his government survive since you both have to rely on the contributions of both sectors rather than relying only on one sector.I am seeing in him extreme of his ideals which is not a good one. he must learn to balance his ideals or else he might just invite groups of people who may think like that and used him to push their own agendas.
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
I think Chiz is an idealistic man but nonetheless politics is politics he cannot do without the machinery of a political party to win a presidential or even a vice presidential bid. I think it is wise to skip this election and build his reputation as an independent over the next 6 years and run in 2016 and let's see if he can stand by his words that he wants his own personality to lead this country not bound by any favor to political personas or party.
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@rsa101 (37929)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
Yes, I still think that political party is an important factor when aspiring for a position in politics. I can see him safe in his political career since ha has not finished his term as a senator. And I think he can use that to show how good he is as a leader and he could really stand by his words. I think he has to postpone his dreams for now and develop a strategy that would make him more known to the public.
@ybong007 (6643)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Politicians are all the same, the play a game called politics, chiz being a politician is no exception. In the political arena, you either get out of the system or be drowned in it. It's just a matter of gimmick on how they can retain their popularity. But there are things they need to do to stay in the game. So we'll just watch out. Cheers!
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