RAMON D. DURANO III
RAMON “NITO” DUTERTE DURANO III, the incumbent City Mayor of Danao City, was born on July 7, 1948 in Danao City from parents Ramon “Mano Amon” Mercado Durano Sr. and Beatriz Ypil Duterte.
Nito got his education at St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City (primary), University of San Carlos–Boy’s High School, Cebu City (elementary), Drew High School, San Francisco, U.S.A. (secondary) and University of San Francisco (college).
In 1967, he married Elizabeth Limguaco Hotchkiss and was blessed with seven children who spent their childhood years in their residence at RD Hill Guinsay, Danao City.
Nito comes from a family of Public Servants. His father was referred to as the Father of Danao City. Both parents were instrumental for the charterhood and economic growth of Danao City. This exposure to public service influenced him to tread the same path.
He became a Provincial Legislature member of the Cebu Province from 1978 to 1980. He also served as Vice Governor from 1980 to 1984. His experience brought him to the National Parliament as Member of the Batasang Pambansa from 1984 to 1986.
He served the 5th district of Cebu as Congressman from 1987 to 1998. In his first term as a House of Representative member, he functioned as Vice Chairman for the Committee on Appropriations. He was then the Committee on Youth and Sports Chairman during his last two terms.
In his political career, he also travelled abroad as Official Delegation to the Seoul Olympics in 1988, 81st Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference in Budapest, Hungary; 3rd General Assembly of the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population & Development in Bangkok, Thailand; Official visit of Speaker Ramon V. Mitra to Hanoi, Vietnam; Inter-Parliamentary Union and Environmental Development Conference in Brasilia, Brazil; 48th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly; Hiroshima Asian Games being Chairman of the House Committee on Youth & Sports; Congressional Dialogue with the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium; Official visit of President Fidel V. Ramos to Russia, Kuwait, Czech Republic and Austria; South East Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia; President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo’s entourage during the United Nations General Assembly.
The people of Danao City elected him as the City Mayor from 2001 to 2010. He was Vice Mayor after the third term and continued his fourth to sixth term as City Mayor from 2013 up to present.
As the City Mayor, fondly called by people as “Dodong Nito”, he continues to provide programs and services to his constituents while promoting a disciplined and healthy lifestyle among residents through sports.
Aside from his political milestones, accomplishments and good track record in government service, he is an active member of civic affiliations. He was the National Commissioner for Mountain Bike in 2001 under the Philippine Amateur Cycling Association. He joined the Philippine Jaycees in 1973 as Executive Vice President and became Senator to Jaycees International.
At present, he is the President of Ramon M. Durano Sr. Foundation in Danao City taking care of the elderlies’ needs under the Home for the Aged, built and sustained by the said foundation.