THE top-seeded councilor-elect of Sto. Tomas town has vowed to provide more livelihood opportunities to her fellow Thomasians, especially housewives who want additional income for their families.
Neophyte politician Meriam "Anne" Garcia grabbed the highest spot for the local council during the recently concluded midterm elections, with a total of 12,136 votes based on the official tally of the Commission on Elections.
As a way of gratitude for the "overwhelming support" she received on her debut in the political arena, Garcia vowed to deliver livelihood programs that will aid in the daily expenses of her constituents.
"Dinan tala pung ditak a negosyu, kahit tocino ampong longganisa mu na makapagtinda la keng bale da. Karin tamu pu mag-umpisa, malati pero makasaup na pu kareng pamilya (I want to give them even a little livelihood, like selling processed meats in their own houses. We can start there, though small, it can already help families)," Garcia said.
Garcia is a businesswoman selling processed meats including Pampanga's famous tocino, longganisa and hotdogs before she decided to join politics this year.
As a councilor, Garcia said she will also advance local ordinances that will help provide progress to this town and its people.
"Asahan yu pu na e masayang ing botung binye yu kaku dahil magobra ku pu para pu asopan da kayu at ing keka tamung balen para lalu pang masensu (Rest assured that your votes will not go to waste because I will work hard to help you and our town to further develop)," she said.
Also elected as councilors in Sto. Tomas are Mark Louie Arceo, Anjeli Tantamco, Engelbert Euperio, Yayadin Quiambao, Danilo Aniciete, Angel David and Marvin Pineda.