• 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.


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    1. Eto na naman ang Jericho Part II. The only way power cost would be made cheap is when we put up a nuclear power plant. Secondly, while the generation or production cost might be cheap, it is in the distribution and leakages that ups the cost to the consumer. Unless there is a rationalization of EPIRA and all laws and investment incentives appertaining to power are synchronize to make consumer cost so much less than what is presently charged, the Alfonso Vow will just be another terminological inexactitude.

    2. Congratulations to our new and incoming DoE Secretary ACusi! The MIAA is very proud of your well-deserved selection and trust by the incoming PRDuterte AdministratIon. The former Airport GM was the one who spearheaded thd ISO Certification of the many airport services provided by the Authority to its many and different clients. The Certification by a global auditing firm is consistently maintain (not a ‘ningas-cogon”) and expanded by the management headed by the current Airport GM, JAHonrado. Millions of Pinoy hpusehold wish and pray that Sec. ACusi may find ways and succeed to lessen the burden of the Asia’s Highest Electricity Cost.