More of Congressman Haresco and Boracay!

A few days ago, I joined a lunch buffet gathering together with other online media friends. Clueless on what is going to happen, I was a bit surprised when an honorable guy simply-dressed arrived, and everyone acknowledged and greeted him by handshake. He must be a VIP.

And he is indeed one.  He is Congressman Teodorico “Nonong” Haresco Jr., the Kasangga party list representative in Congress and Aklan congressional aspirant.

Congressman Teodorico "Nonong" Haresco Jr.
Though unknown to many of us present on the gathering (for most of us are Manilenos), this guy has accomplished a lot for his constituents. He authored and  co-authored more than 60 House bills. Most notable among them for his constituents are:

·       HB00115, an act increasing the bed capacity of Ibajay District Hospital from 25 to 100;
·       HB03192, an act providing for the establishment of barangay drugstores, otherwise known as “Botika sa Barangay”;
·       HB04335, an act requiring mandatory installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on major roads included in routes of public utility vehicles among others.
·       HB00111, an act establishing a mechanism for the sustainable development and use of the island of Boracay;

He supported and applauded Pres. Duterte’s Boracay rehabilitation project. This he said prevented the island from dissolution. Congressman Haresco is a proponent of everything good for the island. He will do everything to preserve Boracay, at all cost, even if it will require him to go against some people and projects. And I admire him for this!

Congressman Nonong Haresco has a soft spot in his heart for the less privileged. But instead of giving them fish, he encourages them to learn how to set up their own small business ventures as a means to make their lives better.

Just like his inspiring story.  

As a student at De La Salle University, he turned a two thousand-peso loan from a relative into a buy-and-sell business by purchasing shrimps in Aklan, which he would then sell in Manila. His little startup turned into a 50-hectare prawn-farming venture in his hometown of Ibajay, Aklan and he would find himself catering to big name restaurants in the metro.

A proud Ilonggo, happily married and a father of four, his contributions to development of Aklan and to the Philippines cannot be denied.

He will be running for Congress come May 2019 elections,  for Aklan.
And If you want a clean and pristine Boracay, and if you believe on this man’s vision in helping micro-entrepreneurs rise to success, support this man.

Here’s some of his notable citations and accomplishments:
  • He is the only Visayan and Aklanon to receive the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Businessman of the Year Award (2007) and the Deutsche Bank Banker of the Year Award (2005).
  • He finished with honors in Economics and in Accounting.
  • He completed his M.A. in International Economics at the McGill University in Canada
  • He Participated in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development-International Trade Center in SwitzerlandHe was People Asia’s Person of the Year and graced the cover in 2008
  • He is one of the Modern Day Filipino Heroes (2008), as well as one of 23 Filipinos cited in the book celebrating 347 years of Philippine-British Relations.
  • His company WINSOURCE Solutions Inc. has been a five-time recipient of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
  • He conceptualized the President’s Bridge Programme (PBP) as a parallel intervention to regular government infrastructure programmes. This very successful reengineering model in the Philippines is being duplicated in Sri Lanka, Papa New Guinea, Cambodia, Siberia, and in other parts of Asia.
  • He is also the principal developer of a nationwide scholarship fund for the children of slain journalists and has put 34 young scholars through school since 2007.
I       It’s definitely more than Boracay for Congressman Nonong Haresco! His contributions to Aklan and the entire country are remarkable.

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