Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta party-list Rep. Jericho Nograles has been designated as the legislative caretaker for the First District of Davao City after his brother Karlo Nograles was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Cabinet secretary.
Koko Nograles is also the legislative caretaker for the 1st District of Sulu.
“In the interest of the people of the 1st District of Davao City, the Honorable Jericho Jonas B. Nograles is hereby designated as legislative caretaker of the 1st District of Davao City effective immediately,” read memorandum 17-192 issued by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Nograles thanked Arroyo for the trust and confidence given to him as the caretaker of the 1st District of Davao City as he noted that he had always been very active in constituency-related work for the people of Davao City.
Nograles said that although he would be running anew as a nominee of PBA party-list and would be going around the country to campaign for the 2019 midterm elections, he would make sure that all the commitments made by his brother would be fulfilled before the end of the 17th Congress.
“Even before the appointment of my brother as Cabinet secretary, I have always served the First District of Davao City, so I am really happy that I was chosen by Speaker Arroyo and my colleagues as the legislative caretaker of my home district.
“Even with only a few months left before the election season, there’s still a lot to be done for the District and I’m fully committed to fulfill this new mandate,” the younger Nograles said.