By ROGER M. BALANZA
Supporters of Mayor Ernesto Evangelista laughed off talks the reelectionist mayor of Santo Tomas town is not going to get a second term.
The talks, a political tale often normally taken as a joke, are spawned by what Tomasinos call as a “jinx” — no elected mayor has ever earned a second victory in the local elections.
But supporters of 78-year old Mayor Evangelista are confident the former cop could break the “one-term only” legend that hounded the political careers of the town’s former mayors.
Mayor Evangelista seeks a second term in the May polls in 2022 amid the backdrop of a first term marked by outstanding peace and order situation, corruption-free governance, enhanced economic development and responsive social, health and education services never experienced in the previous administrations.
Santo Tomas Municipal Administrator Atty. Elisa Evangelista Lapina: Outstanding performance would convince Tomasinos to give Mayor Evangelista an overwhelming vote for another term come 2022.