The Office of Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio announced Tuesday that her law school classmate, lawyer Reynold Munsayac, will replace Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco as her spokesperson.
Munsayac’s appointment took effect Tuesday, June 21. Frasco, meanwhile, takes office as the next Tourism Secretary on June 30 after being appointed by President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
“It is an honor to serve as spokesperson for Vice President-elect Sara Z. Duterte, a great leader and a good person. I thank her for her trust and confidence in me,” Munsayac told the Philippine News Agency in an interview.
In 2021, Munsayac resigned as commissioner and acting chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) to help campaign for “Inday Sara.”
Munsayac then filed Duterte-Carpio’s candidacy for the May 9 elections two days before the deadline for substitution of election aspirants on November 15, 2022.
According to the VP-elect’s office, Munsayac was the valedictorian of his law school class and is a practicing lawyer.
In 2017, Munsayac assisted Duterte in the establishment of the worldwide group of Duterte supporters called “Tapang at Malasakit.”
“Munsayac’s professional portfolio is highlighted by his unquestionable integrity and dedication to governance and public service, and the Vice President-elect is confident that he will be able to bring this experience to his new duty,” the VP-elect’s statement read.
It also said Duterte-Carpio is grateful for Mayor Frasco’s help “inthe timely and effective communication of her messages to the Filipinos through the media.”
“Inday Sara wishes the incoming Secretary of the Department of Tourism Frasco all the best in her new role in nation-building,” the statement added.
Duterte-Carpio expressed gratitude to Frasco for her “help in the timely and effective communication of her messages to the Filipinos through the media.”
“She was committed to the truthful dissemination of information, and her duty as the spokesperson was marked with intelligence and grace,” the camp said.