Renewable body chairman resigns

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Thursday announced the resignation of Jose Layug Jr. as chairman of the National Renewable Energy Board.

Cusi said Layug cited health reasons for the resignation which would take effect May 2.

“When he came in, he said he would stay for only a year. In fairness, I invited him to join the DoE if he was interested,” Cusi said.

Layug was sworn in NREB chairman in January 2017. He resigned on April 2 with a 30-day effectivity.

Cusi said Malacañang would announce Layug’s successor.

Cusi assured Layug’s resignation “will not delay any work because NREB is just an advisory body and not a line agency.”

“I resigned because of health reasons. I also informed the secretary that I have resigned because I have already completed all my tasks as NREB chairman. I originally committed only one year but I have stayed in this position for at least 18 months already,” Layug said.

NREB is an government agency created under the Renewable Energy Act of 2008, which seeks to accelerate the development of renewable energy resources and reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuel. 

Topics: Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi , Jose Layug Jr. , National Renewable Energy Board , Renewable Energy Act of 2008
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