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Ang Kasangga cites record after Comelec accreditation

April 14, 2010 2 comments

Groups of marginalized Metro Manila microentrepreneurs belonging to the Ang Kasangga party list held a Thanksgiving mass at the Luneta last May 13 in celebration of the party list inclusion into the Philippine Congress, in turn providing representation for the party list’s microentrepreneur members….

Ang Kasangga President Jose T. Tumbokon yesterday dismissed assaults on Ang Kasangga and Comelec by a leader of one group that failed to win accreditation. The Comelec was charged with double standard after it accredited Ang Kasangga and Bantay but rejected one other group accreditation of Ang Kasangga and Bantay.

Ang Kasangga has been existing all these years as a non-stock, non-profit, civic and service oriented entity. It registered as a party-list organization before the 2007 elections to advance its principal advocacy to propagate, develop, and promote micro-entrepreneurship as the backbone of our rural economy,” Tumbokon said.

Ang Kasangga, these past four years, has a scholarship program for the orphaned children of school age of slain Filipino journalists. Ten Kasangga scholars have already graduated from college. This year; 37 children of slain Filipino journalists are enjoying scholarships in its program. With the senseless, gruesome and barbaric killing of journalists in Maguindanao, the burden to send to school their surviving children will fall on Ang Kasangga,” Tumbokon said.

Rizal Park ambulant vendors were among the first recipients of Ang Kasangga’s mini-micro capital lending without interest for their ambulant vending business at the Rizal Park. “The Rizal Park vendors have graduated from ambulant vendors who were victims of “5-6” lending exploiters. They are now store operators at the Rizal Park, thanks to Ang Kasangga of which they are now members” Lucy Galvez of National Park Development Operations said.

Among marginalized groups in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces which received micro-lending assistance from Ang Kasangga are: Viles Massage Services of the Blind headed by Dante Tissan; Novaliches-Deparo Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association headed by Severino del Rosario; Silang Market Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative headed by Nonileta Ramos, Silang Transport Services Development Cooperative headed by Anhastascio de La Merced; and Murphy Market Verndors and Retailers Association headed by Liwayway Forte.

Ang Kasangga has been able to undertake these projects through the support and guidance of its chairman, Mr. Teodorico Haresco Jr.

An Auspicious Future from A Distinguished Past

April 13, 2010 5 comments

Teodorico Haresco is cited in the book The British Legacy to the Philippines. Teodorico Haresco was a vital factor in the Special Zone in Peace and Development phase of the PBP, dubbed Bridges of Hope.

He is cited in the book The British Legacy to the Philippines: 425 years of Philippine-British Relations, as one of 19 Filipinos who have contributed directly to Philippine development through work driven by commitment, dedication, and nationalism. His name is among those of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and Fidel V. Ramos.

Teodorico Haresco

He is responsible for conceptualizing and bringing to fruition the Philippine’s President’s Bridge Program (PBP), a bridge infrastructure program designed to spur the country’s much needed rural economic development. In a country characterized by vast arable tracts of land separated by waterways, bridges are crucial in efficiently connecting markets, reducing time and cost to produce and transport goods. To date, the PBP survives as the country’s only dedicated bridging project, and Teodorico Haresco’s efforts have been crucial in erecting 1,589 units in an archipelago that has placed the need at over 14,000.

Teodorico Haresco was a vital factor in the Special Zone in Peace and Development phase of the PBP, dubbed Bridges of Hope. Under his watch, the project completed 526 bridges nine months ahead of schedule, with no cost overruns. In fact, the resulting materials savings were utilized for more bridges.

It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. It is also an unofficial acknowledgment of a program’s success. The PBP now serves as a model being duplicated in Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Siberia and other parts of Asia.

Worthy Son
Teodorico T. Haresco, Jr. hails from distinguished, if unheralded, beginnings. The son of the the late Colonel Teodorico Haresco, Sr., a WWII hero (War in Panay) and USAFFE Silver Star awardee, and Atty. Razon Tumbocon, Summa Cum Laude, University of Sto. Tomas Golden Awardee, and first Chairman of the Tariff Commission, he has since gone on to greater things.

Educated in De La Salle University from Prep to tertiary level, he graduated with honors in dual degrees. In his BA in Economics and a BS in Accounting would be found the seeds for a powerful business acumen and a perceptive appreciation of what his countrymen truly need.

An MA in International Economics from McGill University, Montreal, in Canada further rounded out his perspective, and provided the confirmation of the initial direction of his professional career. Throughout the various positions held during a fulfilling career, a recurring theme was that of policymaking, direction, and implementation towards programs for economic growth and, ultimately, nationwide development. Involvement with the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development ITC (UNCTAD-ITC), the UNDP, various congressional committees on economic policy, and ultimately, the Office of the President (CCPAP) exposed Teodorico T. Haresco to the inner workings of International Trade and Finance, specifically that of Developmental Aid.

Family Man, Surrogate Dad
Teodorico T. Haresco is an accomplished family man, and with the inclusion of little Ekaterina, born in 2008 makes him a happily married man and a father of four.

But he doesn’t stop there. Teodorico Haresco is also principal developer of a nationwide scholarship fund for the children of slain journalists, a unique project that has yet to be duplicated. It is significant, especially when one considers that if most of the murder cases remain unsolved, then it stands to reason that the benefits to the beneficiaries of the victims are not immediately forthcoming. As of 2007, 34 scholars are being put through school.

Support Pours in for Ang Kasangga for 2010 polls

March 7, 2010 1 comment

Ang Kasangga sa Kaunlaran Inc. (or Ang Kasangga) today received an outpouring of support from various organizations composed mostly of micro-entrepreneurs to its bid for sectoral representation in Congress in the coming May 10, 2010 elections.

Lito Trinidad, campaign manager of Ang Kasangga, made the disclosure after Visually Impaired Brotherhood for Excellent Services (VIBES) President Dante Tioson thanked Ang Kasangga for the support it has given to VIBES members and their dependents.

“Like our friends from VIBES, Filipino micro-entrepreneurs deserve not only our adulation and commendation but also our continued support to allow them to continue the role they play in enlivening the country’s commerce and industry. They are indeed the new heroes of our times,” he said.

VIBES which has more than 40 massage clinics nationwide where its more than 500 members and their dependents work has been a beneficiary of Ang Kasangga’s micro-lending program since 2006. Other organizations supporting Ang Kasangga are Murphy Public Vendors and Retailers Association Inc. and Novaliches Deparo Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association in Quezon City, Rizal Park Vendors Association,

Silang Transport Service and Development Cooperative, Silang Market Vendors Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Guimaras Food Services and Caterers Association, Gultley Women’s Association in La Trinidad, Benguet. Plaridel Federated SEA-K Association in Misamis Occidental, Cooperative for Senior Citizen Development Cooperative in Albay, and Pedicab for Cabusao Trisikad Business Association in Camarines Sur.

They are also set today to formally reiterate their support to Ang Kasangga’s bid for sectoral representation in Congress during the ceremonial signing of a “Manifesto of Unity, Commitment and Support” at 11 am, Best Western Astor Hotel, Makati City. “We believe that the cause and advocacy of Ang Kasangga will be better propagated and spread if the marginalized sector of micro-entrepreneurs it represents will be given a chance to participate through the party list system law,” Trinidad added.

Representatives Rahman Nava, Jeffrey Ferrer, Florencio Miraflores, and Marilou Arroyo will lead the list of personalities who will witness the ceremonial signing among the regional and district chapters where Ang Kasangga’s presence remains strong. Also expected to attend are Gov. Joey Salceda, Gov. Rodolfo Antonino, Gov. Aurelio Umali and Gov. Felipe Nava, along with several municipal leaders and coordinators and youth sector representatives.

Through the leadership of its chairman Teodorico Haresco Jr.,Ang Kasangga has grown strong from 45,000 to 260,000 card-bearing members, most of whom are sari-sari stores and food stall owners, and market vendors, jeepney, tricycle and bus drivers and operators, and blind masseurs. For the past years, Ang Kasangga has untiringly provided a micro-lending program for marginalized barangay-based micro-entrepreneurs, a scholarship program for 46 children of slain Filipino journalists, a human resource-building program, a livelihood and housing program, a fiscal program for savings, among others.

Ang Kasangga Holds 2-day National Assembly

March 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Ang Kasangga sa Kaunlaran (Ang Kasangga) holds today (March 7) a two-day national assembly and launching to be attended by more than 200 delegates coming from all over the country to map out their plans for the coming May 10 elections.

Lito Trinidad, campaign manager of Ang Kasangga, said the national assembly will bring together formal and informal micro-entrepreneurs who deserve due recognition for their invaluable contribution and role in enlivening the country’s economy. “Filipino micro-entrepreneurs are the new heroes of our times. They deserve not only our adulation and commendation but also our continued support to allow them to continue the role they play in enlivening the country’s commerce and industry,” he said.

On the first day of the national assembly to be held at Best Western Astor Hotel, in Makati City, former Commission on Elections Commissioner Mahol Sadain will speak about the prospects of the partylist groups in the coming May 10 elections. The seminar workshop will be capped by the ceremonial signing of a “Manifesto of Unity, Commitment and Support” to Ang Kasangga among the regional, district and municipal leaders and coordinators at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Makati City.

Ang Kasangga members are likewise expected to rally behind the group’s bid for sectoral representation in Congress in the May 10 elections to allow it to continually provide formal and informal micro-entrepreneurs access not only to employment but also a business enterprise that would improve their social and economic status in life.

“We believe that the cause and advocacy of Ang Kasangga will be better propagated and spread if the marginalized sector of micro-entrepreneurs it represents will be given a chance to participate through the partylist system law,” Trinidad added. Ang Kasangga, one of the country’s major partylist groups today, is composed of groups composed of micro-entrepreneurs, business executives and professionals who believe that micro-entrepreneurship is the backbone of the country’s commerce and industry.

Through the leadership of Ang Kasangga chairman Teodorico Haresco Jr, it now boasts of 260,000 members from various sectors, most of whom are sari-sari store and market vendors, jeepney, bus, and tricycle drivers and operators, and small producers of leather, furniture, and candies, among others. Representatives Rahman Nava, Jeffrey Ferrer, Florencio Miraflores, and Marilou Arroyo will lead the list of personalities who will attend the assembly cum launching for the regional and district chapters where Ang Kasangga’s presence remains strong.

Among those who also confirmed their attendance include Gov. Joey Salceda, Gov. Rodolfo Antonino, Gov. Aurelio Umali and Gov. Felipe Nava, along with several municipal leaders and coordinators and youth sector representatives. The assembly and launching will also highlight the accomplishments of Ang Kasangga in propagating, developing, and promoting micro-entrepreneurship in order to improve the productivity, income, quality of employment and social life of its members.

For the past years, Ang Kasangga has untiringly provided a micro-lending program for marginalized barangay-based micro-entrepreneurs, a scholarship program for 46 children of slain Filipino journalists, a human resource-building program, a livelihood and housing program, a fiscal program for savings, among others.

Haresco leads Aklanon awardees at 53rd anniversary

April 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Winace Holdings Philippines, Inc., Group of Companies Chairman Teodorico T. Haresco, Jr. has been chosen Outstanding Aklanon Awardee for Business Entrepreneurship by the 53rd Anniversary Selection Committee of the provincial government, Aklan Gov. Carlito S. Marquez disclosed Tuesday.

Haresco leads the list of awardees for the various professions and categories to be conferred the distinction on April 25, 2009, the 53rd anniversary of the birth of Aklan as a province separate from Capiz.

“I have received countless awards, honors and distinctions which I value as recognition of my lifetime labors but I am sure my mother, the late Tariff Commission Chairman, Atty. Razon T. Haresco, as I do, would treasure most this award for having been conferred by our beloved Province of Aklan,” Haresco said.

“It is an endearing memento for Aklanons to remember us by and for the legions with Tumbocon ancestry to take pride on and be inspired as years roll on to eternity, It comes as a meaningful Happy Easter greeting,” he added.

Atty. Razon Tumbocon-Haresco, Ted’s mother, is from the prestigious and accomplished Tumbocon clan of Ibajay, Aklan. His father, the late Col. Teodorico Haresco, Sr., is from Iloilo City.

Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/202337/haresco-leads-aklanon-awardees-53rd-anniversary