The Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Bataan led by Vice Governor Cris Garcia formally welcomed Federation of Association of Barangay Captains (FABC) Bataan President Romeo A. Austria as an ex-officio member during their 74th regular session on January 15.
Austria is the barangay captain of Dangcol, Balanga City. He was first elected FABC Balanga president and then FABC Bataan president. Other members of SP who welcomed him were Board Member Jorge Estanislao, Board Member Tony Roman Jr., Board Member Benjie Serrano, Board Member Popoy Del Rosario, Board Member Angel Sunga, Board Member Manny Beltran, Board Member Noel Valdecanas, Board Member Iya Roque, Board Member Jorge Gaza, ex officio Board Member Jovy Banzon, ex officio Board Member Lovely Joy Poblete, and ex officio Board Member Sonny Magay. SP Sec. Mark Quezon joined in welcoming Austria.