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DOE official is new OIC of Napocor

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Energy Undersecretary Donato Marcos has been designated as Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the National Power Corp. (Napocor).

Marcos replaced Atty. Melchor P. Ridulme, Napocor Vice President for Legal Affairs, who was previously designated as OIC following the demise of the state firm’s President and CEO, Pio J. Benavidez.

Acting on the letter signed by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea to the Finance Secretary, the National Power Board held last Wednesday a special meeting to formally welcome Marcos to Napocor.

As Napocor OIC, Marcos was given authority to oversee the day-to-day activities of the corporation, and execute its plans, programs and policies approved by the Board and those authorized as well by existing laws, rules and regulations; to represent Napocor in all dealings and transactions with offices and agencies of the government and with other entities, subject to Board confirmation and applicable provisions under the corporation’s manual of approvals; and to act on all personnel movements and promotional appointments subject to existing Civil Service Commission guidelines.

Marcos will continue to hold the position of Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary. He, however, informed DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi that he would relinquish some of his functions in order to allot more time in leading Napocor.

Since 2014, the DOE Undersecretary has been focusing on energy efficiency and conservation, alternative fuels, energy resource development, downstream oil industry management and nuclear energy program, among others.

“Apart from ensuring smooth operations and prudence in the use of its resources, we would also like to focus on impactful projects that will benefit stakeholders including some of the minority groups that Napocor affects,” Marcos said.

He intends to put into good use his experiences and trainings in hydropower technology in Slovenia, Czech Republic and Prague, renewable energy from Germany, and in nuclear energy technology from various parts of the world.

Prior to his stint at the DOE, Marcos was President Emeritus and National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines. He was also Municipal Vice-Mayor of Paombong town in Bulacan from July 1, 2004 to March 21, 2005 and eventually became the Municipal Mayor thereafter following the demise of the incumbent mayor. He was mayor until June 30, 2013.

He has a degree in Mining Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology and finished his master’s degree in public administration from Manuel L. Quezon University.

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