Thomas Jata-As is a candidate running for office in the upcoming Philippine elections. He is running for the position of member of the Sangguniang Bayan in San Policarpo, Eastern Samar, under the Pederalismo ng Dugong Dakilang Samahan (PDDS). His name appears on the ballot as "5 JATA-AS, TAMAS (PDDS)".
This candidate is running for the position of Sangguniang Bayan (Municipal Council) member. A municipal council member is responsible for approving ordinances and passing resolutions for an efficient and effective municipal government, generating and maximizing resources and revenues for the municipality’s development plans, program objectives, and priorities, granting franchises, enacting ordinances authorizing the issuance of permits or licenses, enacting ordinances levying taxes, fees, and charges, regulating activities related to the use of land, buildings, and structures within the municipality, and approving ordinances ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of basic services and facilities.