Of the 18 reelectionist barangay captains in this town, four of them lost to the post, including Joey Carandang, president of Association of barangay Captains and Ex-officio member of the provincial board.
“The four newly-elected barangay chairmen, although they belonged to other political party, had immediately come to me and expressed their support to our administration for the sake of their barangays and the town of Mariveles,” said Mayor Concepcion.
Now on his third term as mayor, Concepcion stressed, however, that he had nothing personal against these newly-elected captains, saying “in fact, a number of them are also my relatives.”
“Mula umpisa naman ay sinasabi kong di ko sila pine personal, kamag-anak ko pa nga ang ilan sa kanila; kaya nung lumapit sila at nagpahayag ng supporta at pakikiisa sa akin ay agad din natin silang tinanggap para sa pagkakaisa,” pointed out Concepcion.
For his part, Gov. Garcia has, right after winning the governorship, also pushed for a unified “Bataan politically and economically.”
He said unification of political parties was done in the provincial and municipal level during the previous midterm election, and that he plans on replicating it down to the barangays.
Full of vision and programs for a better Bataan, Gov. Garcia added that with this political harmony and current economic development in the province, Bataan will be most viable for business investments.
“A number of giant companies had already talking with us to signify their intention to invest in Bataan and this will generate thousands more new employment,” added the young governor.