Garcia, Frasco back Shimura as next LMP president

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INCOMING Tourism secretary and incumbent President of the League of Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP)-Cebu Chapter Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco has endorsed Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura as the next president of LMP Cebu.

Reelected in the May 9 elections, Shimura is the mayor of the Municipality of Daanbantayan and the incumbent treasurer of LMP Cebu.

Frasco, who is also LMP national vice president for the Visayas, will be leaving her post as mayor following her designation as secretary of the Department of Tourism by President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. beginning July 1, 2022.

“Notwithstanding my impending departure from the LMP to take the DOT post, I am hopeful that we can continue with our united front for Cebu, which has helped all of us successfully weather the many storms we have faced in the past 3 years,” Frasco said.

She also pointed out the need for continuity of programs of the LMP Cebu, which, under her administration, became an effective advocacy arm with the National and Provincial Government for assistance to, and support for the local autonomy of local government units (LGUs).

As she committed when she became LMP Cebu’s first woman President in 2019, Frasco also took the League to the digital age with the launch of the first smart province mobile application in the Philippines called Cebu Forward, which connects all 44 municipalities of Cebu in terms of public access to government services, and promotion of tourist sites and local products.

Frasco said she has talked with her mother, reelected Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, who also expressed her endorsement and support for Shimura’s bid for LMP-Cebu president.

“Coming into this next term, I am fully confident that Mayor Sun Shimura will be able to not only continue what we have started but also lead the LMP forward to the same strides of relevance, innovation, effectiveness, and importance that we have been able to give the organization in this term,” she said.

Shimura started his political career in Daanbantayan, Cebu as one of the youngest mayors in the Philippines in 2007 at the age of 24. After his first term as mayor, he was elected member of the Cebu Provincial Board, representing the fourth district from 2010 up to 2019. Shimura was again elected mayor of Daanbantayan in 2019 until present. (PR)

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