My Nominees for Next Cabinet (Part 2)
For the Secretary of Transport and Communication, my candidates are Mr. Juan Pena, former Head of the Philippine Ports Authority; Mr. Ramoncito Fernandez, Manager of Infrastructure Projects of the First Pacific Group; Dr. Henry Basilio, Transportation Specialist now working for the USAID; and Dante Lantin, Transport Economist. To take the place of Secretary Singson at DPWH after two or three years: Mark Dumol, Infrastructure Executive with the San Miguel Group; Mr. Mabini Pablo, former Undersecretary of DPWH; George Consunji, CEO of DMCI; and Roberto Castillo, CEO of Engineering Equipment. For Department of Energy, Mr. John Alcordo of Team Energy; Oliver Butalid, former member of ERC; Guido Delgado, former President of NAPOCOR; Ed Chua, CEO of Shell Philippines; Jay Layug, former Undersecretary of Energy. Another nominee of mine for either Department of Energy or Department of Finance is Dr. Ricardo Barcelona who reached the highest position in finance with Shell in The Hague and before that was an international banker in Madrid and London. He has a Ph.D. from King’s College of London and heads energy research for one of the top business schools in the world, the IESE Business School in Barcelona. He has scrutinized many energy projects in the Philippines, including the renewables.