Angel S. Hocog is running for a State Board of Education seat this mid-term elections because he believes it is his calling to continue the legacy of his late sister, former education commissioner Dr. Rita Inos.
Hocog shared that his many years with Inos while she performed her job at the Public School System brought him great motivation to follow her footsteps.
Last Wednesday, Hocog formally filed his candidacy at the Commonwealth Election Commission for Saipan BOE seat which is a heading to a four-way race with re-electionist Marylou Ada, Janice Tenorio, and Vic Cepeda as opponents.
Hocog is the incumbent executive director of the CNMI Arts Council and formerly served as member of the 9th Municipal Council. He also served as chairman of the Commonwealth Government Employees Credit Union. He graduated from Northern Marianas College with the degree of bachelor in science in elementary education.
With his deep concern on the progress of educational system on the islands, Hocog claimed he will be an asset to the education board in formulating sound policy decisions.
He also vowed to “fix” what maybe broken in the educational system and will continue to “protect” the students and the personnel to ensure the continuous flow of learning in the classroom. He promised to help seek more funding assistance to continue the programs for schoolchildren.
Besides the late Inos, Hocog said many of his family members and relatives are educators in public schools. And he takes pride in it. Since he expressed the desire to serve the public schools, Hocog started introducing himself to people and let them know his mission for the students.
He targets to offer schools more advanced learning tools and strategies to further the students' achievements.