Teodorico “Nonong” Haresco, Jr. is a proud Aklanon and a firm believer in the CV micro-enterprise industry and its ability to uplift hardworking individuals and is eventually able to provide jobs for others in their communities while at the same time, he helps in the development of its socio- economic sector. At young age, from kindergarten to university, he went to Dela Salle Univeristy and graduated with honors in Economics and Accounting. His first job is in the United Nation Center for Development Corporations International Place Center in Geneva, Switzerland. He works also at the Office of the President. A friend of mine asked him to write a book and he authored the book “Bayan-Bayanan”. His determination developed his little start up which turned into a 50-hectare Prawn in farming venture in his hometown at Ibajay, Aklan and he would find himself catering to big name restaurants in the Metro. After completing his M.A in International Economics in Mc Gill University in Canada, Haresco participated in the United nations Conference on Trade Development International Trade Center in Switzerland, where his business acumen led to the formation of Haresco Trade Specialist Co. He is happily married and a loving father of four kids. His contributions to the development of Aklan in the Philippines are well documented.
Aside from these, some of his milestone accomplishments include being the only Visayan and Aklanon to receive the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Businessman of the Year Award (2007) and the Deutsche Bank’s Banker of the Year Award (2005). He was Asia’s Person of the Year and graced the cover in 2008 and 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. Haresco likewise conceptualized the President’s Bridge Programme (PBP) as a parallel intervention to regular government infrastructure programmes. This very successful re-engineering model in the Philippines is being duplicated in Sri Lanka, Papa New Guinea, Cambodia, Siberia, and in other parts of Asia. Haresco is also the principal developer of a nationwide scholarship fund for the children of slained journalists and has put 34 young scholars through school since 2007. To date, Congressman Nonong Haresco has authored and co-authored more than 60 house measures including HB00111, an act establishing a mechanism for the sustainable development and use of the island of Boracay; HB00115, an act increasing the bed capacity of Ibajay District Hospital from 25 to 100; HB02239, an act granting P1,000 monthly stipend by way of financial assistance to centenarians; HB02240, an act exempting users of electronic vehicles from the payment of road user’s tax; HB02241, an act to prescribe nutrition labeling for food products; HB02323, an act granting P500 monthly allowance to barangay tanods; HB02414, an act amending section 5 of Republic Act No. 10121, otherwise known as an act strengthening the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management System; HB02415, an act to combat abuse and increase penalties for crimes against senior citizens; HB03192, an act providing for the establishment of barangay drugstores, otherwise known as “Botika sa Barangay”; HB03366, an act penalizing anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, and anti-competitive mergers, establishing the Philippine Fair Competition Commission; HB03776, an act empowering the micro, small, and medium enterprises; and HB04335, an act requiring mandatory installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras on major roads included in routes of public utility vehicles among others. “Subok na matibay kay Cong. Teodorico “Nonong” Haresco, Jr. ang Edukasyon, Kalusugan, Kabuhayan, at ang Imprastraktura”.