Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MEETING SENATOR "CHIZ" ESCUDERO

Senator Chiz Escudero, one of the most influential public icons I look up to, was in Zamboanga City just this June 26, 2012. I was very lucky and blessed to be invited to his press conference along with a fellow blogger. At that moment, I was very proud to have started blogging.. I mean, meeting the famous Senator "Chiz" Escudero? Who would miss out on that?

It was on June 25, 2012 at 11:00 PM when my fellow blogger and also my classmate, Patricia Tan, informed me of this amazing opportunity- Very good timing, considering the internet connection at home was temporarily down, so I had no updates on meetings and other important matters regarding my blog, so with that, I owe you so much, Ms. Tan! Very thankful.

Here are a couple of photos taken by Ms. Tan and another fellow blogger:





The press conference was held in this room, and we were the first ones to arrive. Talk about being early!



As expected, there were a lot of cameras. "CLICKS" here and there. It was crowded, and we were lucky to be seated in front of the Senator himself.



Here, Senator Chiz was already talking and answering our questions. Mine was:

Me: Senator, are you the same at home and at work?
Senator: Hindi ako nagsasalita ng ganito, kasi walang mic. Iyon anak ko ang kausap ko at mas malambing ako. Umh.. Ordinaryo. Madalas kung nasa bahay ako nakikipaglaro ako sa anak ko at natutulog.
Me: You are very close with your family?
Senator: I am! With my kids. There's a distinction. *Laughs*

After the press conference, Senator was about to be interviewed for a local TV show here in Zamboanga. I was very shocked when one of his assistants invited me and my friend in! We were very thankful that they prioritized us.





I was with ZAFMOS President Ronnie Lledo, the host of "No Limit", the one and only Senator Chiz Escudero, and my good friend/fellow blogger, Patricia Tan!


One of the BEST parts of these kinds of events? The GIVEAWAYS! The gifts we have received were:

1 "Chiz" Escudero Sling Bag, 2 CDs, 2 autographed photos, 1 Business Card, Senator's Biography/Personal Profile and other relevant documents

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Senator was very kind and spoke words that were sincere and coming from his heart. If you were there, listening to him live while observing the way he speaks, you could really tell that he meant every single word he said.

I am very thankful for this wonderful opportunity! One of the best encounters I have ever had. Hoping for more and more to come!


SENATOR CHIZ ESCUDERO CLICKABLES: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER

56 comments:

  1. My friend will surely envy you two. HAHA!
    Super fan sila ni Senator Chiz. =D

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  2. though i am not a fan...i can surely feel ur kilig moment on meeting the senator.

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  3. I really admire this guy. Even if he's busy, he takes time to say hi and reply to your queries. Even during the opening of the 13th Senate way back 2007 (my first meeting with Sen. Chiz):)

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  4. Uy, glad you girls had the opportunity to meet him and "bond" with him. Hehehe :) I'm not sure what I think about Senator Chiz but it's nice to hear other people's experiences with him :)

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  5. Wow! Lucky you Trish! I have always liked Sen. Chiz!

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  6. you're so lucky! i always admire him and i have lot of questions for him. hope i could meet chiz in person and have a chance to talk with him too!

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  7. sayang have ako meeting that day :( pumunta ako pero patapos na daw so d n lng ako pumasok...hehe

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  8. You are very lucky to have this opportunity :)

    He\s kinda cute huh ;P

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  9. He's one of the very few politicians who I find humble and dignified. Him being close to his kids made him more admirable. :D

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  10. Wow! this is a great opportunity.. galing and this is my sissy's crush ng bayan..

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  11. I admire him since most of the time he still exhibits the idealism lost already in some politicians. He has the exuberance in him and I'm sure he reacts well with younger generation.

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  12. hahaha.. cool! :) buti pa kayo may free time.. we're so busy that time that's we weren't able to join you girls. hehehehe :)

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  13. Good afternoon Ms. Trisha! This is such a cool post. Glad you had a nice time during the blogger meet with the Senator. We will link your post to his official Facebook Page (by the way, thank you for the clickables).

    I noticed a number of the replies here are fellow bloggers who weren't able to attend the meet. We'll do better next time.

    Thank you very much!

    Jowana Bueser
    Social Media
    Office of Senator Escudero

    P.S.
    I'm going to link you on my personal blog roll.

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  14. wow galing naman! Congrats!! Hope to attend events like this too soon.. ;)

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  15. Hes really down to earth. I met him last may 2010 and uyy hes gwapo! lol. happy for you and Patty!

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  16. Sen. Chiz is a one highly respected public servant politician. (wink)
    There are many politicians who don't serve the public well. I've voted him and will vote him again for the next election.

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  17. Wow that's cool I would have liked to see him personally too. Is he going to run for president soon? just for laughs

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  18. You and Patricia are lucky for having an opportunity like this. :)

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  19. Chiz Escudero would have to be one of the politicians who I admire greatly. Not only is he an honest man, he also knows how to fulfill his duties as a government official. Glad that you were able to meet the senator! :)

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  20. Wow! That's really upclose and personal with Sen Chiz. Actually, if he runs for President in 2016, I'll register just to vote for him.

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  21. Senator droopy eyes. He's my bet if he runs for Presidential election.. #justsaying :)

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  22. You and Patricia are so lucky to have attended this press conference. Your blogging goes a long way.Congrats.

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  23. Hands off ako ke Chiz Escudero, I will definitely vote for him if he runs in the higher office.:)

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  24. This is really huge Trish! Omg omg! Lucky! <33

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  25. Looks like I'm back for more! hihi... Congrats once again!


    Cooking Like a Pro

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  26. I like him even before way back when I was still in the phils. and still do like him! Wish he will run for Pres. lucky you met him and even better you interviewed him :)

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  27. i like sen. chiz! ;) surely i will vote for him!

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  28. Sen. Chiz is one of my favorite senators. He has it all...intelligence, good looks and charm which we seldom see in a person. Lucky you!

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  29. Cool opportunity. Interview and photo opps with Sen. Chiz!

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  30. He's one of the senators that I really like. He can deliver and he means what he says.

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  31. You are very lucky to have had this opportunity to meet and talk with him personally.

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  32. Lalong may KILIG factor
    para sa mga girls ang
    STATUS ngayon ni Senator CHIZ.
    "SINGLE" as he implied...

    "I am! With my kids. There's a distinction. *Laughs*

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  33. I'm a fan of CHIZ ESCUDERO. I also met him once in our school. Pero wala kaming pics :(

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  34. Lucky for you that you had a chance to up close and personal with him :)

    He's one of the bright spots in Philippine Politics :)

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  35. interesting... I am watching him in Kris now!

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  36. Ang swerte mo naman! Gusto ko talaga siya mameet kahit hi lang tapos kayo may picture pa. =O

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  37. na tanong ba sya tungkol sa love life nya?

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  38. Very nice info and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is actually the best place to ask but do you folks have any ideea where to employ some professional writers? Thank you :)

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