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Panalo Tayo Kay Haresco Dahil Subok Na Natin To

There is nothing wrong with changes especially if it is for the better. But the change doesn’t start and end with us alone. Elections give us the opportunity to make changes one vote is important, more so if we went out and did our part to influence others to vote wisely. I want a candidate that wants to see his fellow Filipinos to achieve a certain level of success in life. 

Few days ago, I had a chance to meet Aklan Rep. Teodorico Haresco Jr. or more known as Nonong Haresco again. He is a proud Aklanon, and has a soft spot in his heart for the less privileged. He is also a living proof of what hard work can do to change a person’s life. Instead of giving fish to his fellow Aklanos, he encourage them to learn how to set up their own small business ventures as a means to make their lives better. He is also a believer in the microenterprise industry and its ability to uplift hardworking individuals who in turn would eventually able to provide jobs for their others in their communities while at the same time help in the development of its socio-economic sector.

He finished his studies with honors in Economics and in Accounting at De La Salle University. After completing his M.A in International Economics at the McGill University in Canada, he also participated in the United Nations Conference Trade and Development International Trade Center in Switzerland where his business acumen led to the formation Haresco Trade Specialist Co. and Silver Thread Inc., which exported local capiz shells to the European country.

During his young age, he turned a two-thousand loan from a relative into a buy-and-sell business by purchasing shrimps in Aklan, which he would sell in Manila. With his determination, his little start-up turned into a 50-hectare prawn-farming venture in his hometown in Ibajay, Aklan and he find himself catering to big name restaurants in the metro.

You can read Congressman NonongHaresco authored and co-authored more than 60 house measures and some of his milestone accomplishments here. Haresco 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. But while his exemplary performance in Congress is well documented, nothing gives Aklan Rep. Nonong Haresco more fulfillment than his family. Happily married and a father to four, his contributions to development of Aklan and to the Philippines cannot be denied.

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