MANILA, Philippines – In April, Jericho Petilla announced his resignation from the Department of Energy.
Petilla says the decision to step down came from him, but sources close to him say it was prompted by President Benigno Aquino’s decision to appoint Geronimo Sta Ana as the 5th commissioner of the Energy Regulatory Commission.
His performance as energy chief boasts a number of achievements. Power-generation investments improved under his leadership and the dispute between Korean firm Kepco and Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System was resolved.
What challenges and triumphs did Petilla face? From the Cabinet to a run for a Senate seat, what’s next for the former energy chief?
Rappler talked to former energy secretary Jericho Petilla on power, his track record on problem-solving, and the 2016 elections. Watch it here. – Rappler.com