Salvador Escudero

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Salvador H. Escudero III
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Sorsogon's 1st District
In office
30 June 2007 – 13 August 2012
In office
30 June 1987 – 30 June 1998
Personal details
Born Salvador Hatoc Escudero III
(1942-12-18)December 18, 1942
Casiguran, Sorsogon, Philippine Commonwealth
Died August 13, 2012(2012-08-13) (aged 69)
Arlington Memorial Chapel, Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Political party Nationalist People's Coalition
Spouse(s) Eveline B. Guevarra
Children 3 (including Francis)
Profession Veterinary, professor

Salvador Hatoc "Sonny" Escudero III (18 December 1942 – 13 August 2012) was a Filipino politician. He was Minister of Food and Agriculture from 1984 to 1986; and Secretary of Agriculture from 1996 to 1998. He was a Member of the House of Representatives from 1987 to 1998; and from 2007 up until his death in 2012.

Early life[edit]

Born Salvador Hatoc Escudero III on 18 December 1942 in Casiguran, Sorsogon. Sonny was the third generation politician of the Escudero clan. His grandfather, Salvador C. Escudero Sr. was former Councilor/Mayor/Provincial board member/Governor of Sorsogon. His father, Salvador Escudero, Jr. was former mayor/Provincial board member of Casiguran, Sorsogon. His son, Francis Escudero, whose former Congressman of 1st District of Sorsogon (1998-2007) turned incumbent Senator (2007–present).

Personal life[edit]

He was married to educator Evelina B. Guevara with 3 children and the grandfather of Martin Escudero.

Educational Life[edit]


  • Veterinary Medicine - University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City (1963)

Higher Studies[edit]

Career History[edit]

  • Director of UP Veterinary Hospital (1968-1969)
  • Dean and Professor of College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna (1970-1984)
  • Director of Bureau of Animal Industry (1975-1984)
  • Assistant Minister of Ministry of Food and Agriculture (1980-1984)
  • Minister of Ministry of Food and Agriculture (1984-1986)
  • Representative of Batasang Pambansa (1984-1986)
  • Secretary of Agriculture (1984-1986, Marcos administration; 1996-1998, Ramos administration)
  • Representative of 1st District of Sorsogon (30 June 1987 – 30 June 1998; 30 June 2007 – 13 August 2012)


Sonny Escudero died of colon cancer in 2012. He was 69 years old.


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