Gov. Eloy S. Inos and Lt. Gov. Jude U. Hofschneider are keeping Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Deleon Guerrero, Corrections Commissioner Ray Mafnas, and Workforce Investment Agency director Edith Deleon Guerrero.
The three are staying on after the governor and lieutenant governor declined accepting their courtesy resignations last week.
The governor confirmed Friday that he declined the courtesy resignations of the WIA and DPS heads, while press secretary Angel Demapan confirmed yesterday that Mafnas' courtesy resignation was also not accepted.
Inos, at the same time, said Friday that he is “revisiting” the courtesy resignation of Commonwealth Ports Authority board of directors chair Joe Lifoifoi, over the involvement of top CPA ports police officers along with DPS officers in allegedly shielding former attorney general and now fugitive Edward T. Buckingham from being served a penal summons in August 2012.
CPA ports police officers' involvement happened during Lifoifoi's term and no one was sanctioned as a result of any internal investigation.
Sen. Frank Cruz (R-Tinian), chairman of the Senate Committee on Executive Appointments and Government Investigations, said CPA has yet to submit an internal investigation that his panel had been asking for since August 2012.
Lifoifoi turned in his courtesy resignation to the new governor but Inos did not accept it.
However, with the arrest last week of CPA ports police chief Jordon Kosam, CPA Capt. Juan Rebuenog, and former governor Benigno R. Fitial's driver and Police Capt. Jermaine Nekaifes as a result of an investigation by the Office of the Public Auditor on the Buckingham “escort” matter, Inos is taking a second look at the CPA board chair's courtesy resignation.
“I'd like to revisit the whole resignation issue and maybe that should be clarified as well. My understanding is that an internal investigation was done and nothing was found to be.no issues were of concern,” the governor said Friday.
Inos said the arrests were the result of OPA's independent investigation.