Pursuing the advocacies which he championed as then Mayor of Balanga City in the Province of Bataan and as Representative of the 2nd District of Bataan, Governor Joet Garcia focuses on delivering quality education, providing health care services, and creating opportunities for economic development for his constituents.
In 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; RA 11292, institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance, RA 11659 o Public Service Act, RA 11337 Innovative Startup Act, among others.
Through his astute and strong leadership as Mayor of Balanga City for three consecutive terms (2007 to 2016), Balanga City was bestowed 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. Rep. Garcia’s passion for genuine and unstinted public service earned him the CSC Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award in 2012.
Honorable Garcia holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Humanities degree with specialization in Political Economy, from the University of Asia and the Pacific. He is the son of the late Bataan Governor and 2nd District Representative Enrique “Tet” Garcia, Jr. Married to Maria Isabel F. Garcia, they have three sons – Diego Enrique, Paolo Jose and Nicolo Javier.