Tuesday, October 26, 2021

SBMA chief denies running for Olongapo City councilor

THE head of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) said she has no plan to run for any elective position, particularly in Olongapo City.

SBMA Chair and Administrator Wilma "Chad" Eisma issued the statement following a social media post claiming that she is included in a political lineup running for councilor.

"Days ago, an alleged political ticket for Olongapo City surfaced on social media, and in that imaginary slate, my name turned up among those supposedly running for the position of councilor," Eisma said.

The SBMA chief clarified that she does not have any knowledge or connection with the persons who made the announcement on social media.

"I have not given permission to any person or group of persons to use my name or photo or any other personal information for any political announcement," Eisma said.

The SBMA official added that she was not also informed by any group about her supposed inclusion in the political lineup.

"With these, I disavow any knowledge of this purported lineup even as I personally know of most of the persons pictured in this imaginary ticket and hold them in high esteem," Eisma said.

"At the moment, I just want to continue serving and making a difference as head of the SBMA while looking forward to being a private citizen thereafter," she added.


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