President-elect Bongbong Marcos' incoming secretary of tourism said Tuesday she would support his efforts to lift the sector from the pandemic once the new government assumes power.
Tourism can "significantly propel" the economy's recovery from COVID, Liloan Mayor Cristina Frasco, who also serves as spokesperson of vice president-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio, said.
"In Cebu where tourism is a major driver of our economy, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of the pandemic and recent calamities, and the positive impact that effective tourism governance can have on the revival of the tourism industry," she said in a statement.
Frasco is the daughter of incumbent Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia. She is one of the top-performing mayors in the province as well as in the entire Central Visayas region and a regional recipient of the 2021 Presidential Lingkod Bayan award by the Civil Service Commission.
Frasco thanked Duterte-Carpio for trusting her to be her spokesperson, adding that she is looking forward to serving her and Marcos under the upcoming administration.
Recently announced members of the Marcos Cabinet include Erwin Tulfo as social welfare secretary, former Manila Rep. Naida Angping as head of the Presidential Management Staff, Amenah Pangandaman as budget secretary, and Ivan John Enrile Uy as information and communications secretary.