Daluz admits he prefers Casas as new MCWD assistant general manager

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METROPOLITAN Cebu Water District (MCWD) chairman Jose Daluz III admitted that he personally prefers the nomination of former city administrator Floro Casas to be the new assistant general manager of the government-owned utility provider.

In an interview with SunStar Cebu Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Daluz said that despite his preference, the decision remains with the general manager and the entire MCWD board of directors.

Daluz also denied the allegations of the MCWD employee’s union (MEU) that he interfered with the selection process just to accommodate the entry of Casas into the water district.

Casas, who served as city administrator to the late Cebu City mayor Edgardo Labella, is a close friend of Daluz.

Casas even serves as the chairman of Partido Panaghiusa, of which Daluz is currently president and one of the founders.

Daluz said the inclusion of Casas in the list of nominees went through proper procedures and they were just lately informed about the possible entry of Casas.

“Ako, I have been clear that I am preferring Atty. Casas. I will not deny that but I am not the only one who (will) approve it,” said Daluz.

Daluz added that only the general manager of the water district can appoint someone to fill the position and the board of directors’ duty is whether to concur or not with the appointment. (IRT)