President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Friday appointed corporate lawyer Monalisa Dimalanta as chairperson of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), replacing Agnes Devanadera.
“(Dimalanta) is an alumna of the University of the Philippines and was former Legal Counsel and compliance officer of Aboitiz Power Corporation,” Press Secretary Rose Beatrix “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles said in a statement.
Marcos Jr. also appointed new officials to the Philippine National Railways (PNR) and the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA).
In a statement, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Jeremy Regino was appointed as acting general manager of the PNR, while Henry Uri was designated as acting member of the PNR Board of Directors.
Meanwhile, lawyer Hernando Cabrera was appointed as LRTA’s new administrator.
Dimalanta’s term will expire on July 10, 2029. She served as chairperson of the National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) from 2019 to 2021.
She was instructed to “prioritize the welfare” of Filipino consumers in her new role as the chief regulator in the restructured electricity sector, Cruz-Angeles said.
According to the DOTr, Regino was previously administrator of the LRTA, while Uri was a broadcaster and member of the Board of Directors under the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA).
Cabrera, meanwhile, served as LRTA’s spokesperson before his new post.
The new appointments will be confirmed by their respective Board of Directors, the DOTr said.