By the time the 1995 elections were over, the people of Janiuay had submitted a fresh mandate. Frankie H. Locsin won the mayoralty seat, and became the 19th mayor of Janiuay, and, as history is written, he would stay in power for the next nine years.
The mayor, Frankie H. Locsin, scion to a prestigious and affluent family about town, was a “no-nonsense administrator.” Upon his assumption of office on July 1, 1995, he was set on improving the quality of public service in the local governance. He was “very generous, and at the same time very exacting” as was his unique way of establishing rapport with the municipal employees he managed, leading “by example,” and working “beyond office hours.”
Mayor Locsin is accommodating; the ease and spontaneity and felicity of manner in which he deals with people from all walks of life may well be the source from which his own brand of leadership springs. Growing up by the standards of a wealthy society, he moves through its layers without so much as an effort, and with such confidence that makes him well-connected and known.
Such strong connections have enabled him to get top officials’ priority attention to extend financial assistance to Janiuay LGU in terms of implementation of significant programs and projects towards the town’s “rapid growth and development.”
From being Auditor of the Mayors’ League of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter in 1995 up to 1998, he became its President and concurrent Vice-President for the Visayas from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he was the league’s President-Iloilo Chapter, and concurrent National Vice President. He is Immediate Past President of the Iloilo Golf Club.
As mayor for three terms, Mayor Locsin had realized the following accomplishm,ents: 1) Opening of farm-to-market roads in almost all barangays; 2) Reconstruction of Janiuay public market; 3) Reconstruction and relocation of Janiuay slaughterhouse; 4) Construction of new Janiuay National Comprehensive High School; 5) Establishment of Local Water Utility Administration (water system); 6) Electrification in almost all barangays; 7) Housing programs; 8) Janiuay classification: 1997 – from 4th class to 3rd class; 2000 – from 3rd class to 2nd class; and 9) Janiuay named as Personnel Management Hall-of-Fame awardee by the Civil Service Commission.
Mayor Locsin was born on March 7, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, USA, to Manuel C. Locsin and Corazon Hormillosa, both deceased.
He finished his elementary education at the Iloilo American Memorial School, Iloilo City, in 1962; his secondary education at De Paul College, Iloilo City, in 1966; and his Bachelor of Science in Commerce major Economics also at De Paul College in1970.
His residential address is Barangay Damo-ong, Janiuay, Iloilo. He is blest with two children, Manuel Moley and Corel Hannah.