“Wag mong gawin sa ibang tao yung ayaw mong gawin nila sayo,” Board Member Manuel Beltran lives up to this principle since he was a kid, and up to now that he is so close to calling himself successful.
He finished the first three years of his elementary education at M. Delos Reyes Memorial Elementary School and the last three years at Balanga Elementary School. He also went to Tomas Del Rosario Academy for his secondary education and took up BS Civil Engineering and Environmental and Sanitary Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology.
After passing the board examinations for both courses, he immediately worked in their family business Prestige Construction which is a construction firm located at Recar Commercial Complex, Poblacion, Balanga City. Up until now, he manages that business.
Tracing the history of his political career, he surely went a long way from being the Kabataang Barangay chairman to being a Balanga City Councilor and being a board member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of this province since 1995.
Presently, he is the chairman of the Committees on Environment and Peace & Order. And talking about the committee on environment, he is giving his best for the Environment Code of Bataan to become a reality: “Hopefully within the year maipasa na ang ating environment ordinance sa Bataan. Kasi nakita mo napakarami ng nagtatayong kumpanya, mga factories, ang daming problema, naging industrialized na ang Bataan kaya dapat wag masira yung kalikasan,” he said.
Most part of his life, he embraced the fact that his life will revolve around serving Bataenos. When asked what his motivation is, he answered “it’s part of public service. Humabol ka para mag-serbisyo, and the most fulfilling part is yung makita mong umunlad ang kabuhayan ng ating mamamayan.”
He also shared his thoughts about today’s administration that he is really proud of: “One thing na nagustuhan ko ngayon sa ating administrasyon, sa pamumuno ni Gov. Abet, hindi tayo namimigay lang ng tulong, ang pinipilit natin ay magkaroon ng hanapbuhay ang mamamayan. Kasi pag may hanapbuhay, lahat uunlad. Hindi yung inabutan lang natin, bukas wala na naman sila. Iba yung nabigyan natin sila ng hanapbuhay, pati yung sarili nila, naitataas natin.”
BM Manny doesn’t only own a construction firm, but he also owns a housing business in Mariveles, Limay, and Bagac. We can now see that he already has a lot of accomplishments hence, a golden boy. But aside from those serious lines of work, he doesn’t forget to have time for sports like golf and bowling with other board members and a time for bonding with his family through food tripping and watching movies.
Asking him if he can already call himself successful, he said “hindi pa, marami pa akong improvements na dapat gawin.” And as he continues to do his best in whatever he does and still manages to live up to his principle which is the Golden Rule, I am sure he is one step closer to the success that he is meaning to have.