Cusi vows cheap, reliable energy

Incoming Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Saturday vowed to “ensure reliable, steady and affordable power supply” in the country.

“I am truly humbled by my appointment by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte as the new Secretary of the Department of Energy,” Cusi said in a statement.

“I will strive to do my best to help the Duterte administration achieve electrification of the entire country, ensure reliable, steady and affordable power supply and work towards greater energy self-sufficiency as part of its agenda of sustained economic growth, social progress and political stability in the next six years,” he added.

Cusi was general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and former director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). He also served as head of the Philippine Ports Authority.

He is set to meet with Duterte in Davao City but no schedule has been set yet.

Cusi was appointed director general of the CAAP in March 2010 but resigned nine months later after public dispute over the appointment without his knowledge of senior management officials at the agency.

Source: Manila Time