LABOR DAY RUN. Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo and Vice Mayor Gerald
Aquino join Mabalacat City’s running enthusiasts as they grace the 6 th edition of
Barangay Dau’s Fun Run on May 1, 2022, which was held in observance of the Labor
Day. Joining them are Team MCG councilor bet Cherry Manalo, Jun Castro, and
officials from the Sangguniang Barangay of Dau. (Photo by VM Geld Aquino)
MABALACAT CITY – Incumbent City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo, Vice Mayor Gerald
Aquino, and the entire Team MCG slate continue to earn the trust and endorsement of
various sectoral groups – this time from this city’s youth and LGBTQIA+ community.
In an official statement, the San Francisco Youth Club and LGBTQIA+ factions in
Mabalacat City expressed their support for Team MCG saying a vote for them is a vote
for the city.
“Para sa ka-Cuidad ko sa Mabalacat Iboto po natin yung mga may pusong tumulong sa
kapwa tao, yung taong maka-Diyos at maka-tao. Sinusuportahan namin si Mayor Cris
Garbo at ang buong Team MCG dahil sa mga magagandang programa na nilatag niya
sa Mabalaqueño at sa makataong serbisyo,” said youth and LGBTQIA+ advocate Jerico
Furthermore, Mateo said that the city needs leaders who have proven their abilities,
leadership style, and governance. He said, “Isang karangangalan po na suportahan ang
Team Mcg dahil sa mga magagandang pangarap nila para sa siyudad,”
“Mula po Sa San Francisco Youth Club at sa mga LGBTQ ng Mabalacat buong puso po
kaming sumusuporta sa inyo Mayor Garbo, Vice Mayor Aquino at ang buong Team
MCG. Mabuhay po kayo at ipagpatuloy niyo ang magagandang programa para sa
Siyudad ng Mabalacat. Maraming maraming salamat po sa pagtugon sa problema ng
bawat Mabalaqueño. God bless, Team MCG! God bless, Mabalacat City,” he added.
Meanwhile, evangelical leaders comprising a congregation of ministers and leader-
pastors of the Association of United Christian Churches of Angeles and Mabalacat
(AUCCAM) have also backed the election bid of Garbo, Aquino, and all their councilor
Through a manifesto of support, AUCCAM along with other independent born-again
Christian churches in Mabalacat City, said Garbo has the Pro-4Cs of a leader, which
includes Character, Competence, Courage, and Compassion – and that he has the
most important “C” of all, which is Christ, openly confessing that “he as a person was
changed by the Love and Grace of God.
Garbo, according to AUCCAM, has implemented unwavering efforts to uplift
Mabalaqueños’ way of living. It added that the mayor’s consistent services to his
constituents, specifically ease of doing business, is also seen in his administration.
The mayor’s humility, courage, and compassion were also seen particularly during the
pandemic where Garbo risked his own safety to attend to the needs of every
Mabalaqueños to combat COVID-19.
“As the leaders of the evangelical churches of Mabalacat City, our stance to uphold the
candidacy and leadership of Mayor Garbo both of our immediate family and our church
members remains and is steadfast. And that as Brother in the Lord, we decided to be
with him in his campaign this May. We firmly believe that Mayor Garbo will once again
lead Mabalacat City,” the AUCCAM manifesto ended.