New ERC exec named

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06:42 AM July 27th, 2013

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July 27th, 2013 06:42 AM

President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Josefina Patricia Magpale-Asirit commissioner of the Energy Regulatory Commission for a seven-year term of office until 2020.

Prior to her appointment, Magpale-Asirit, a lawyer, was an undersecretary of the Department of Energy (DOE).

She is a niece of Cabinet Secretary and former Energy Secretary Rene Almendras.

“Yes, she was formerly in DOE as an undersecretary,” said deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte.

Magpale-Asirit is the daughter of newly elected Cebu Gov. Agnes Magpale. Michael Lim Ubac

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