CEBU CITY (Updated) -- Presumptive president and incumbent Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has named Michael Lloyd Dino, a Cebuano businessman, as presidential assistant for the Visayas.
Dino's appointment was confirmed by Duterte's spokesman Salvador Panelo, who said the announcement was made Monday night, May 16.
"I suppose his (Dino) role will be as liaison officer for Visayas. Kung anong needs nga Visayas, kasi hindi naman malalaman ni presidente-elect Duterte lahat ng problema ng bayan. Kailangan meron kang point-man doon," Panelo said in an interview with Mugstoria.
Dino is the executive vice president of Fifth Avenue Property Development Corporation, which was the Cebu Provincial Government’s partner for the Ciudad project in Barangay Apas, Cebu City. The project did not push through.
He is also the founder of the Bisaya Na Pud Movement, "an initiative of the 35-million Bisaya community" to support Duterte's candidacy in the May 9 elections. He graduated from the De La Salle University Manila, where he took up Bachelor of Science in Business Management. (With Sun.Star Cebu/Sunnex)