The Commission on Appointments approved on Wednesday the ad interim appointment of Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo Pascual.
Members of the CA led by Rep. Johnny Pimentel attested to Pascual’s physical and intellectual capabilities and his readiness to steer the department into the path of stability and growth.
Pascual has actively contributed both to the private sector and the academe, serving prominent institutions such as the Management Association of the Philippines, Institute of Corporate Directors, Asian Development Bank, University of the Philippines and Asian Institute of Management.
He also served board memberships that included non-profits and other organizations such as the Philippine Institute of Development Studies, International Rice Research Institute, Institute for Solidarity in Asia and Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines.
Pascual also led the University of the Philippines system in his capacity as president and co-chair from 2011 to 2017. He implemented bold initiatives and programs to transform UP into a research-intensive university, raised its profile as a global university and strengthened its capabilities as a leading public service university. Othel V. Campos