MANILA – Senator Gringo Honasan on Friday accepted the chief executive’s offer to name him as the Secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. President Rodrigo Duterte earlier said he has offered the post to Honasan but was not sure if the military man-turned-lawmaker would be willing to serve as a Cabinet secretary. “For a better Philippines, a better government, for the Filipino People, and for a better future for our most precious Children, I have decided to accept the offer of the President to help lead the DICT,” Honasan told reporters in a text message. Honasan’s acceptance of the offer comes days after the DICT named Mislatel as the country’s provisional third telco player. Honasan will replace DICT officer in charge Eliseo Rio, who served as the head of the National Telecommunications Commission during the time of former President and now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.