A young man whose 20 years in service expands to varied positions as Councilor, Mayor, Punong Barangay, Board Member and since 2016, as Governor of the 4th biggest province in the country. His leadership is marked by his dynamic vision, innate brilliance, pro-activism and remarkable passion for public service which he took from his father, former Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. who initiated the Golden Age of Pangasinan.
With Governor Pogi as Governor, Pangasinan continues to flourish and be respected in the country and overseas reaping various awards in the fields of governance, agriculture, health, tourism, employment and even environmental protection and preservation. The latest award of the province is the accreditation and proclamation as winner, of the Provincial Government of Pangasinan on November 24, this year as Employer of the Year for 250 plus employees given by the London-based Investors in People (IIP) Awards 2020.
His quick, responsible, transparent and creative way of cushioning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting his province have been well-appreciated by his constituents and cited by DILG Secretary Eduardo Año and PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar when they assessed his leadership response to the pandemic. His Abig Pangasinan Program, which means HEAL PANGASINAN Program through its vital service components: Kabuhayan Palengke Karaban, Kalinisan Karaban, Abig Laman ed Barangay, Karagdagang Pangkabuhayan or Cash for Work, Pamanang Yaman, Produktong Pangasinan, Livelihood Assistance Program, Mobile Skills Training Project, Distribution of Seedlings, fingerlings and other Agricultural paraphernalia, Tree Growing Program among others continue to sustain and bring hope to the province and its people. Further, he also continues to fortify our provincial front liners by providing them ample supply of food, vitamins and protective equipment while maintaining peace and order with the help of local leaders and the Philippine National Police (PNP). All of these are made possible by the TATAK ESPINO brand of service.