Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pres. Aquino appoints Esguerra as acting chief of NEDA

Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. announced the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Esguerra as acting director general of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).

"According to Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr., President Aquino had appointed Dr. Emmanuel Esguerra as Acting Socio-Economic Secretary and Acting Director General of the NEDA, vice the Hon. Arsenio Balisacan, who was recently appointed as Chairperson of the Philippine Competition Commission,” Secretary Coloma said in a statement issued on Monday (Feb. 1).

Secretary Esguerra served as NEDA deputy director general and headed the National Development Office for Policy and Planning. He was an Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, where he was also Chair of the Economics Department prior to his appointment to NEDA in July 2012.

Esguerra’s appointment was signed by President Aquino last January 28. (PCOO News Release)

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