GUAGUA, Pampanga—Inspired by the public service of an elder brother who died of cancer, businessman and civic leader Jovy Tulio has filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) as a councilor of Guagua town on Wednesday.
Jovy is trying his hands in politics at least 17 years after then municipal councilor Jerome Tulio died in 2004.
Jovy, 44, is running in the slate of the local party Kambilan, which has fielded outgoing Provincial Board Member Ton-Ton Torres as its mayoral bet in Guagua, the commercial town of Pampanga’s second district.
Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda accompanied Torres and his Tulong-Tulong Tayo slate in the filing of COC at the Commission on Elections here.
Jovy was accompanied by his wife Cris and his parents Joe and Divine who have been quietlly doing charities in memory of Jerome. Jovy also serves as assistant governor of the Rotary International District 3790 Cluster 4A in western Pampanga.
“I will focus my programs on health services and support to teachers. Many schools in Guagua lack teachers,” he told PNN.