LEMA P. BOLO, CPA
The Mayor of the Municipality of Compostela was born on December 22, 1954 in Davao City. She is the wife of the late former Mayor Jessie S. Bolo. The couple is blessed to have five childrens:
Quincy Jane Bolo-Espina, April Anne Bolo-Paiso, Celeste Joy Bolo-Dumagan, Mary Madonna P. Bolo, Jessica Beau P. Bolo
She obtained her early education from Peñaplata Central Elementary School at Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) awarded First Honorable Mention. She then attended her secondary education at the University of Mindanao - Peñaplata also at Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) also awarded First Honorable Mention.
She decided to take up Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting at the Divine Word University in Tacloban City and finished with flying colors as Magna Cum Laude.
AS A BUSINESSWOMAN:
The family put up several business establishments:
COMVAL LOAN MART INC., JSB PAWNSHOP, COMPOSTELA DAVAO LENDING INVESTOR, US AQUA and partnerships along with other businesses.
AS A POLITICIAN AND A PUBLIC SERVANT:
She has been serving the municipality as Mayor on her second term from 2013 - up to present. She also served as Clerk of Court in the Municipal Court of Compostela from 1976 - 1977.
OTHER THAN PUBLIC SERVICE:
She was also the manager of COMVAL LOAN MART INC. from 2004 - 2013. Manager of Rural Bank of Compostela from 1978 - 2004.
Mayor Lema P. Bolo is also a devoted Roman Catholic, giving her time as God's servant on church activities.
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On her 2016 State of the Municipality Address:
From the start, I always see to it that our administration is participative and consultative, empowering our communities, has always the objective of public service, has the political will, good legacy for the next generation, and enabling change for the better----that is a people-centered government. Dili nato makab-ot ang kalambuan kung dili nato apilon sa pagplano ang atong katawhan ug dili nato huna-hunaon ang atong katawhan. We are a government of action who wants more progress and development---not only for the physical or structural development of our municipality but also involving inner growth of our people.