As per Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010, the senior citizens of Gubat have nominated their members to head the municipality's Office for Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA). The nominees, whose background and plans of action you can see below and who have all been recommended by the Sangguniang Bayan, are: Mr. Jaime Espineda of Barangay Tiris, Ms. Lilia Hernandez of Barangay Paradijon and Ms.Azucena Nerida of Barangay San Ignacio.
From these nominees, I, as the mayor, am required to choose the one to head our OSCA for three years. As the nominees are all equally competent and qualified in my opinion (and since I don't have personal acquaintance of their personalities because obviously the age gap is too big), I think it would be wise to resort to internet democracy: Let the people vote the nominee whom they think is the best choice.
I will be posting the pictures of the nominees in my Facebook account. The nominee who gets the most likes gets to head the OSCA. Please vote until midnight of March 4.
NOMINEE NO. 1
JAIME AQUINO ESPINEDA
Tiris, Gubat, Sorsogon
July 13, 1942 – 69 y/o
Mandaluyong Elementarey School, 1958
Alternative Learning System (ALS) High School Graduate 2010
●MILUDECO – 1971-1980, PETROLA INTERNATIONAL KSA – 1982-1984, PROTECTORS SEC. INC. 1986-1996
PLAN OF ACTION FOR SENIOR CITIZENS:
●Protect the rights and benefits of the senior citizens.
●Create livelihood project.
●Earn extra income for their needs.
●Assist and help the Senior Citizens Federation for their programs and activities.
NOMINEE NO. 2
LILIA JOVEN FERNANDEZ
Paradijon, Gubat, Sorsogon
SEPTEMBER 1, 1935 – 77 y/o
1948 - GUBAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GUBAT NORTH CENTRAL SCHOOL)
1949-1952 – GUBAT NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
1967-1970 – A.B. POLITICAL SCIENCE
Manuel Luis Quezon University, Manila (MLQU, MANILA)
1970 – Methods of Teaching and Child Psychology
Manuel Luis Quezon University, Manila (MLQU – MANILA)
9971 – 1973 – Student – LAW PROPER
MANUEL LUIS QUEZON UNIVERSITY, MANILA
●1957-1973 – Employed and Supervisor Newfounland Printers (Binondo, Manila)
●1977-1980 – Store-owner – Market site, Gubat, Sorsogon
●Lumber Dealer – Manook St., Gubat, Sorsogon
●Video Store – Vivo’s Residence, Manook St., Gubat, Sorsogon
●Store and Pocket Book (Villaroya’s) – Manook St., Gubat, Sorsogon
● Barangay Kagawad – Brgy. Paradijon, Gubat, Sorsogon
●Brgy. Secretary – Brgy. Paradijon, Gubat, Sorsogon
●Brgy. Associaton of Secretaries – President
●1998-2004 – Federation of Senior Citizens – Secretary – Under Mr. Holaso
●2004-2011 – Federation of Senior Citizens – Secretary - Under Atty. Mel D. Encinas
●2012 – Federation of Senior Citizens– President
PLAN OF ACTION:
●Explain the meaning of life for senior citizens
●Widen and differentiate being an OSCA member and the Federation and unite them to oneness for a purpose.
●Initiate programs toencourage the elderly that at age 60 still they are productive, capable, self-reliant and self-sufficient in their age.
●Adult education is also needed for the non-readers elders especially in remote Barangay.
NOMINEE No. 3:
AZUCENA ESPALLARDO NERIDA
San Ignacio, Gubat, Sorsogon
December 14, 1941 - 70 y/o
BS Industrial Engineering, Adamson University
Lecturer at Sales, Department of Radio wealth
Applicant Interviewer of Department of Labor
Supervisor Agent of Insular Life-Cebu
7 years Treasurer of PTA Gubat Central Elementary School
7 years Treasurer of PTA Saint Anthony Academy
3 years Secretary – Treasurer of San Ignacio Senior Citizens
Presently Board Member of Senior Citizens Federation
PLAN OF ACTION:
●Disseminate information regarding rights and privileges of senior citizens of Gubat
●Organize senior citizens in barrios who had not been informed of their Privileges
●Do the best of my capacity
●Read and study the law regarding Senior Citizens.