BAMBANG, Nueva Vizcaya—Lupo Alava, a veteran and bemedaled cyclist of the then Marlboro Tour in the 90s is bidding for a seat in the municipal board of his hometown in Bagabag.
He filed his candidacy for municipal councilor last month before the Commission on Elections as an independent candidate.
“Thank you Lord for the many blessings. This is now the time and opportunity to share my blessings and success to our constituents,” he said during his attendance to an occasion in this town.
Alava, 60 also a multi-awarded fish farmer said one of his major advocacies in aiming for a councilor position is the promotion of backyard organic farming among villagers.
As an agriculturist, he said farmers will be saving money once they practice backyard organic farming.
“I am doing this agricultural practice that is why I seldom buy for commercial crops. We have more than what we need, and I share my veggies to our villagers,” he said.
Alava also vowed to work in the municipal in order to provide free rice, corn and vegetable seeds to farmers in Bagabag, among others.
He also pledged to advocate the scouting principles of leadership, friendship and service to promote peace, progress and development in his hometown.
After his successful stints in the erstwhile Marlboro Tour ng Pilipinas events, Alava is now a successful fish farmer with the technical assistance of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).
He also earned awards and recognitions due to his application of fish farming technologies through the BFAR.
Alava maintains his fish farm in Bagabag and during his free hours, he spends his time with biking buddies from the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines and Alpha Phi Omega International Fraternity and Sorority where he is also an official and member respectively.