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Duterte appoints ex-Arroyo cabinet Devanadera to ERC

/ 02:21 PM November 24, 2017

Former Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former solicitor general and justice secretary Agnes Vicenta Devanadera as the new Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) chief.

According to the appointment paper dated Nov. 22 and released on Friday, Devanadera will serve the ERC until July 10, 2022, replacing the embattled former ERC head Jose Vicente Salazar.

Salazar was sacked in October over allegations of corruption in the agency.

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Devanadera served as the solicitor general during the administration of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, serving from 2007 to 2009 before going to the Department of Justice as secretary from 2009 to 2010.

The ERC regulates the power sector and is responsible for approving or denying power rate hikes. /jpv

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