The proclamation of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s presidential bid had already been widely postponed. Originally scheduled on October 12 to earmark the celebration of his 40th birthday two days before, it was canceled due to the damage wrought by typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng. The date was moved to October 28.
But the anticipated pronouncement did not happen. Late evening of October 27, members of the media received a text message saying that the event originally slated to happen at 5 p.m. at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, where Sen. Escudero finished college, had to be postponed.
Instead, an impromptu press conference was held on the morning of October 28 in Club Filipino, Greenhills, San Juan, a historic place where Corazon Aquino was sworn in as President in 1986 after the first “People Power” revolution. It was also in Club Filipino where Sen. Noynoy Aquino declared his bid for presidency on August 9.