LILOAN Vice Mayor Duke Frasco is yet to decide if he will continue to serve his town or join the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) as one of its commissioners after President Rodrigo Duterte offered him the post.
“I am grateful and humbled by the nomination by the Office of the President,” Frasco said as he thanked Duterte and Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino for their trust and confidence in him.
If Frasco accepts the post of commissioner, he has to relinquish the vice mayoral post in order to avoid double compensation, and in light of the prohibition on elective officials to concurrently hold appointive government posts.
“While I believe I have much to contribute to the CPA, I will first consult our barangay captains, my constituents, and my family before making my decision whether or not to accept the post,” said Frasco, adding that it will be a big decision for him to make.
Frasco was mayor for nine years before being elected vice mayor last May. His wife, Christina, was elected mayor.
During his term as mayor, Frasco was name one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines for public administration, and Liloan was awarded several times as a top performing LGU in the Province of Cebu.
He is also credited for the transformation of Liloan from a third-class town to a first-class municipality.
At present CPA, is headed by Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Arthur Tugade, and Edmund Tan is the vice chairman and the port general manager.
Its five commissioners are Teotimo Ballesteros Jr., Marino Fernan, lawyer Joselito Pedaria, lawyer Jose Mario Elino Tan and Tomas Riveral.