BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Multi-awarded Mayor Jose Enrique “Joet” S. Garcia of this City and nine other luminaries from various countries were nominated for the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (JHSPH) Alumni Competition. From the more than 30 submissions worldwide, the nominees have been narrowed down to 10. The public is urged to vote for the City of Balanga’s Smoke Free AVP by clicking http://globaltobaccocontrol.org/alumniaward.
All alumni of JHSPH global tobacco control leadership, certificate and regional programs were invited to submit a video documenting a tobacco control achievement or success they produced or contributed as a result of the skills and knowledge they acquired through these programs.
Of the 10 nominees, three will be specially recognized at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health (WCTOH) in March 2015. Finally, one will be chosen by a popular vote on its Youtube channel. The public can only vote once. Voting ends Dec. 15
Aside from the various national awards he has received for good governance, Mayor Garcia is a Department of Health (DOH) Red Orchid “Hall of Fame” awardee for the successful implementation of his “Smoke-free” program in this City.
Now on his third and last term, Mayor Garcia is a younger brother of Gov Abet Garcia and son of Congressman Enrique “Tet” Garcia of Bataan’s Second district.