Teacher Neric Acosta, a Senatorial bet in 2010 elections, visited my office. I was with my business associates ang long-time friends, Ian Barcelona, Cornel Bongco, and Pocholo Gonzales. It was basically about political consultancy that we’re trying to work out to help Teacher Neric win the elections.
Here’s an interesting thing that happened yesterday. I was flattered somehow. The moment he saw me, he said he’s already written the first chapter of his book. I said I call it “responding to challenge.”
And why not? Remember the other night when we first met at UCC Cafe in Cinnecticut St. in San Juan City? That’s right, I showed him two out of the eight books I’ve written. He was inspired to start his own and I said I can definitely help him out with his book project.
And then we got to introduce ourselves to some other in his “inner circle.” Ian introduced our team and it’s interesting that Neric’s guys are people we’ve worked in the past (and there’s another guy that we realized a product of our youth training in the past while we were still working in Malacanang).
Let me give you my personal observation about the teacher.
Well, I think he’s able to distinct himself from other aspiring senators by calling himself a “teacher.” In fact, he really is a teacher. That leaves the voters a choice to include an academician in the Senate. Secondly, he’s hands-on during the brainstorming process. He’s able to speak and communicate his imagination. He’s a good facilitator of ideas, too. He kept on telling us that this campaign is not only about Neric but it’s about the Filipino people who’d rather benefit from his winning.
Of course, it’s easy to say that at the end of the day it’s politics. Sure, there’s always a motive or two or call it self-interest but I think that’s how life is played. We will need to take a stand whether we like it or not.
The main theme of Neric’s campaign is “Kung kaya nating isipin, kaya nating gawin.” (If we can think about it, we can do something about it.)
After the meeting, Teacher Neric is set to have a recording nearby. But before he left our building, I made sure he’d see my workplace. He was amazed on what he saw: the photos, the frames, certificates, and more.