Doña Tomasa was a stereotypical corrupt woman. She made many schemes to acquire more riches, even it means swindling the townspeople of San Juan Bautista. She valued material wealth highly. When flashfloods entered her residence, she was quick to order her helpers to saver her antique vases and paintings from the floods. Tomasa has a dark past was bullied during her childhood and this caused her hunger for approval. This caused her to seek for a town award, believing it would satisfy her need for approval. She even bribed the judges just to get the award.