Senator Chiz Escudero, accompanied by his wife, actress Heart Evangelista, personally expressed condolences to Ilocos Norte Congressman Rodolfo “Rudy” Fariñas, during the wake of his son Rodolfo Jr., a motorcycle accident victim.
Sen. Chiz arrived here by plane and was met at the Laoag International Airport by his Fraternity brods based in Laoag City.
He is a close friend of Congressman Fariñas.
Escudero, a Bicolano, said that his visit is based on friendship, not for political gain.
“Malapit kaming magkaibigan at dagdag pa siguro doon nandun din siya noong pumanaw ang tatay ko. Malapit ang pamilya namin.Malapit na kaibigan ng tatay ko, pati na rin ako dahil nagkasama kami sa Kongreso”, he said.
Escudero, is vying for Vice Presidency. One of his political rivals for VP is Senator Bongbong Marcos of Ilocos Norte. (tsg with ABS-CBN reports)