EMERSON Carlos, former acting chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA), has returned to the agency as officer-in-charge (OIC).
His appointment was issued by the Malacañang on July 8 but was only disclosed by the MMDA on Monday.
Carlos will remain as OIC until a new chairman is appointed.
“You are hereby ordered to continue to perform the functions of the office and ensure the continuous delivery of public service, until a Chairman is appointed,” read part of the appointment letter signed by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
A lawyer by profession, Carlos was the assistant general manager for operations of the MMDA from 2011 to 2015.
He was recommended by former MMDA chief Francis Tolentino to head the agency following his resignation when the latter chose to run for the Senate.
Carlos was also the over-all chairman of the Metro Manila Film Festival organizing committee in the final year of former President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s term.
He was also tasked with ensuring the safe and swift mobility of all the delegates attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings from November 17 to 20, 2015.