Scene:Â Poet and community organizer Nestor Pestelos is Rapplerâ€™s The Enterprise Mover awardee. As president of the Bohol Local Development Foundation, he launched the Bohol Quake Assistance Fund Drive to help families who were homeless by the strong earthquake.Â “This award will inspire our young volunteers and fieldworkers to work harder to expand our current work,” he told Rappler after accepting the award on Sept 26 at the World Resorts Manila. The Move Awards is Rapplerâ€™s first effort to celebrate those who actively campaign and move for social change.
Barely eight days to the deadline of COC (Certificate Of Candidacy) this month,Â Tessie Labunog-Sumampong is pestered with the questionâ€¦is she really running for Â councilor of Loboc?
â€œIâ€™m not sure,â€ Tessie told VRS.
She was offered to run for councilor in the past elections, confessed Tessie, â€œbut I still have to think. Basically, â€™m not interested. Iâ€™m not into politics.â€
Neither is Tessie saying if her hubby Libby will run for councilor in 2016, but if he does, Tessie said that she will support him all the way.
She also said she is busy for Cuisina ni Tisay (inside the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park in Carmen town), which offers authentic Boholano cuisines.
In the meantime, Tessie said she doesnâ€™t let herself be distracted by the 2016 to-do.
Meanwhile, amidst the noise about his being drafted or invited to run for Governor or Representative,Â Maribojoc Mayor Leoncio Evasco, JrÂ remains, believe it or not, un-flattered, unmoved and unaffected.
Now on his third and last term as Maribojoc mayor, Evasco has no ample time to decide whether to file his COC for a higher position.
â€œMudagon ko governor sa Lionâ€™s Club,â€ he said with a laugh.
Lower or higher position?
â€œLower house,â€ he laughed again.
Only time can tell.
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