PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte appointed former Rizal vice governor Frisco San Juan Jr., as deputy chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority as its general manager Thomas Orbos was promoted acting chairman of the agency.
Orbos said having a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology, San Juan’s technical skill will be invaluable to the agency and will play a vital part in addressing various concerns in the metropolis.
He added the MMDA sees a more harmonious working relationship with the 17 local chief executives in Metro Manila with San Juan on board.
San Juan started his corporate career with Ayala Corp. as an assistant engineer in 1974, the year after getting his civil engineer license.
After his stint with Ayala Corp., he also joined various realty development companies, including Makati Development Corp. (assistant project engineer), Philpost Realty Development Corp. (vice president for Infrastructure Development, member Board of Directors), and Eastern Construction Co. Inc. (chief executive officer).
San Juan served as Rizal Vice Governor from 2009 until this year. He is also a member of several known civic and professional organizations such as the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers and Knights of Rizal.
San Juan attended and finished urban development and planning, and management programs organized by the Development Academy of the Philippines and Asian Institute of Management.
He has honed his management skills and business acumen with his Masters degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business based in Makati City.