Retired elite army man Master Sergeant Carlos Homo, one of the proud sons of Glan, Sarangani, will be vying for one of the eight seats in the Municipal Council of Glan in the May 9 general elections.
Homo returns to his roots, hoping to follow the lead of presidential aspirant Senator Manny Pacquiao as an elected public servant to help his people under the People’s Champ Movement.
Known for being the top security aide of Pacquiao since 2005, the 59-year-old former member of the Philippine Army’s elite forces — from Scout Ranger, Airborne, and scuba diver — has expressed his desire to run to provide security, jobs, education, and food for the people of Glan.
“I’m really inspired throughout the years by Senator Pacquiao’s dedication and great political will to serve the people of Glan,” Homo said.
“I decided to run so in my little own ways I can help them by enforcing peace and order, of course to provide jobs, livelihood, and education to our municipality.”
Homo will be under the People’s Champ Movement of aspiring Glan Mayor Tata Yap and vice-mayor candidate James Yap, along with municipal council candidates Kayrud Alegado, Jong Escobar, Lydia Hizoler, Edwin Pacaldo, Boy Roque, Diday Sentillas and Zarius Wata.
Homo, also a former Special Forces member, is known for his security skills and leadership, which he learned from the political institution of good governance under the office of Senator Pacquiao through the years.
Homo is married to San Roque Adarna Elementary school teacher Merla Mantalaba, the cousin of Pacquiao, and they are blessed with three children — Maria Wendel, Dave Vendham, and Wedcarl Jeffrey Homo, who are now all professionals.
He served 25 years in the military including in the East Timor in 2001 when he was assigned as member of the United Nations Peace Keeping Troops, before serving 17 years for Senator Pacquiao as head security and official escort every time he fights in the US.
“I hope my people will give me a chance to serve them as their elected public servant,” said Homo, who is 100 percent fully supported by Senator Pacquiao to run as Glan municipal councilor.