Raphael Lotilla is the new DOE Chief

Lotilla DOE Chief

11 days after taking the highest position in the country, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has named Raphael Perpetuo Lotilla as the new Department of Energy (DOE) chief, Press Secretary Trixi Cruz-Angeles said. 

Prior to Marcos Jr,’s appointment, Lotilla was also the Energy Secretary under former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from March 2005 to 2007. 

Before joining the DOE, Lotilla served as the president and CEO of the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), a state-owned corporation tasked to manage the privatization of the power assets, financial obligations, and stranded costs of the National Power Corporation (NPC). 

In 1996, Lotilla became the undersecretary and deputy director-general of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) where “he pushed measures supportive of clean technologies and sustainable livelihoods,” according to the DOE website. 

Lotilla is also one of the executives behind Republic Act 9136 or the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001.