The present colourful life of Teddy Canlas Tumang has been started from a lowly beginning. Except his few friends, close relatives, neighbors and classmates, he was virtually then unknown in the community of Mexico, during his early youth.
Unlike other people who ordinarily have nicknames, he is exceptionally called by his complete name which is Teddy Tumang. When he became Mayor, his name even became much longer by being called Mayor Teddy Tumang. Normally, nicknames are made as a shortened and descriptive appellation of names of persons, places and things. This circumstance certainly defies culturally accepted tradition and normal practices.
Teddy Canlas Tumang was born on November 22, 1962 from couple Pablo Pacheco Tumang and Dolores Basilio Canlas, who both hailed in Mexico, Pampanga. He is happily married to February R. Velasco, whose brothers are Jan, Mar, Jun, August and sisters April and May. They are blessed with five (5) children by the names Ma. Hazel, Mark, Haldane, Ralph Rodney, John Eric and Emmanuel Stephen. He is the youngest son in a brood of a happy family with two (2) older sisters and 4 olders brothers.
He graduated in San Jose Elementary School, Pampanga High School and the University of the Assumption with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
He is the sole proprietor of Morning Sun Industries which deals with the importation of various types of vehicles from Japan and the USA. At the same time, he is the President of Tumang Funeral Services which is a family owned corporation. The Gate to Heaven Memorial Park is another business venture which he co-founded with his brothers and sisters.
When he entered the political parlance, he first ran and won as Barangay Captain of San Antonio, Mexico, Pampanga from year 2001 to 2004. Subsequently, he was elected as ABC President for the year 2001 to 2003.
In 2003, he was ousted by the incumbent mayor due to political bickering/differences. Through the prodding of his newly re-aligned political associates, he challenged the mayoralty race against the mayor who ousted him as ABC President and won with a comfortable margin. The triumph is phenomenal. The return bout in 2007 is more revealing. The margin of victory was landslide. This is for his second term as Municipal Mayor. The electoral race for his 3rd term is Municipal Mayor became unchallenged. This is another history. Prior to him, no mayor has ever served Mexico for a third term.
The flourishing of business climate and big subdivisions like the Beverly Place and Lakeshore is undeniably due to the strong conviction, able leadership, untiring efforts and proficiency of Mayor Teddy Tumang as Local Chief Executive of the Municipality of Mexico, Pampanga. Due to the increasing revenues, the town of Mexico has been transformed from third class to second class and now first class municipality. Mexico is currently acclaimed as the most peaceful town of Pampanga. All of these, among others are undeniably to his outstanding performance during his incumbency.
His utmost concern for elderly, the under privilege and the youth, earned him the heart and admiration of all sectors in the community. The multifarious tangible projects such as repair of classrooms, construction of several school buildings and infrastructure like irrigation, farm to