City bares new commissioners-A A +A
Saturday, September 7, 2013
AFTER months of speculations and waiting, the Cebu City Hall came up with the new set of commissioners and executive director of the Cebu City Sports Commission.
City Hall Information Chief Carlo Dugaduga announced that Mayor Michael Rama kept the services of Edward Hayco to head the sports commission and commissioner Tony del Prado, while appointing his chief of staff Philipp Zafra is the concurrent executive director.
“Mayor Mike kept Edward Hayco as the sports commissioner chairman and appointed his chief of staff Philipp Zafra as the concurrent executive director. The other new appointees are Michael Sy and Dr. Rhoel Dejano from the private sector side and Councilors Ritchie Osmeña and John Philipp Po from the government side,” said Dugaduga.
Sy is the brother of noted boxing and basketball promoter Lorenzo “Chao” Sy, who had also served as commissioner in 2010. Dejano is a doctor, specializing on strength and conditioning and rehabilitation. Osmeña is the current chairman of the sports committee and will be sitting as the vice chairman of the commission and Po is the SK Federation president who chaired the Youth and Sports Commission at the city hall.
They face a huge challenge of filling the shoes of DepEd Supervisor Danilo Villadolid, Bernard Ricablanca, Ryan Aznar, Nimrod Quinones and Brian Lim who represented the private sector and former vice mayor Joy Augustus Young and former councilor Joey Daluz and Brando Velasquez (executive director).
Duga-Duga said the mayor might appoint more commissioners in the coming days.
According to the mandate of the Cebu City Sports Commission ordinance, five will be appointed commissioners from private sector and five from the government are the chairman of the sports, finance, education, finance and youth committee of the city council and a representative from the Department of Education.
Zafra, however, is yet to function both in his capacity as the mayor’s chief of staff and the sports commission’s executive director since he is still on leave.
“Right now, I’m still on leave. I still can’t function (as executive director) because I am running for barangay captain in Tisa this coming barangay election,” Zafra told Sun.Star Cebu in a separate interview.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 08, 2013.