Hon. Jose Enrique S. Garcia III

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Hon. Jose Enrique S. Garcia III

Bataan Provincial Governor


Pursuing the advocacies that he championed as Mayor of Balanga City in the Province of Bataan and as Representative of the 2nd District of Bataan, Governor Garcia focuses on delivering quality education, providing health care services, and creating opportunities for economic development among his constituents.

Through his astute and strong leadership as Mayor of Balanga City for three consecutive terms (2007 to 2016), Balanga City earned three Hall of Fame Awards – Red Orchid for 100% Tobacco Free Environment (2013), Best Barangay Justice System (2012), and Most Business Friendly LGU (2011). During the same period, Balanga City also received the 2013 Outstanding Health Lifestyle Advocacy Award and the 2012 National Literacy Award. His passion for genuine and untainted public service earned him the Civil Service Commission Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award in 2012.

During his two (2) terms in Congress, he sponsored RA 11020, establishing the Balanga City National Science High School; RA 11036, establishing a National Mental Health policy; RA 11107, upgrading the Bataan Provincial Hospital into the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center; RA 11190, creating the Bataan High School for the Arts; RA 11453, strengthening the powers and functions of the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB); RA 11288, expanding and upgrading the Mariveles Mental Hospital; RA 11315, instituting a Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS); RA 11292, institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance, RA 11659 or the Public Service Act, RA 11337 or the Innovative Startup Act, among others.

In his first 100 days as the father of the Province, he pushed for numerous projects namely – data-based programs and services through the Matatag na Pamilyang Bataeño Ordinance, healthy constituents especially students with the launching of Healthy School Settings in public schools, and health promotion initiatives such as Hataw Takbo Bataan, JumpTok Bataan, and Healthy Lunch Program.

He also gives all-out support for the pilot implementation of Universal Health Care (UHC) Law in the province. Moreover, Bataan is the only province where all RHUs and district hospitals are PhilHealth Konsulta accredited. He also started the Fiber to Home Project, giving free internet access to education sites and systems. Digital economy is being pushed among public stores, transport sector, and government services to further promote ease of doing business in the Province. Infrastructure projects such as the renovation of Bataan People’s Center, Bataan Harbor City, Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge, and 1Bataan Village Township Projects are some of the developments we all look forward to.

The honorable Jose Enrique Garcia III holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Humanities degree with specialization in Political Economy from the University of Asia and the Pacific. The second son of the late Bataan Governor and 2nd District Representative Enrique “Tet” Garcia, Jr., Gov. Joet as he is fondly called, is married to Maria Isabel F. Garcia. They have three sons – Diego Enrique, Paolo Jose, and Nicolo Javier.

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