Aquino and Duterte’s men: Babes Singson, Vince Dizon are among Bongbong Marcos’ top choices for Transportation Secretary

President-elect Bongbong Marcos is reportedly considering two former bosses of the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) for the Department of Transportation (DOTr) head job.
A Babbler said Marcos’ transition committee has included Rogelio “Babes” Singson and Vivencio “Vince” Dizon among the shortlist of candidates for Transportation Secretary.
Babbler said Marcos has shown his willingness to choose former Cabinet officials from previous administrations to fill up his economic team.
Marcos recently named former Cabinet members Ben Diokno (Finance Secretary), Bienvenido Laguesma (Labor Secretary), and Felipe Medalla (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor) from the Estrada administration; and Arsenio Balisacan (Socioeconomic Planning Secretary).
Both Singson and Dizon are proponents of aggressive infrastructure development programs.
Singson pushed for the the public-private-partnership (PPP) initiative when he was Public Works Secretary under the Noy Aquino administration while Dizon steered the Build, Build, Build program as President Rodrigo Duterte’s Adviser of Flagship Programs and Projects.
Singson, who was BCDA president from 1998 to 2002, is currently president and CEO of Metro Pacific Water.
Dizon resigned from Duterte Cabinet last December.

Aboitiz family gets US funding for 3GW wind power feasibility study

The Philippines’ bid to increase the share of renewable energy among its sources got a boost following the awarding of a grant by the US government to Aboitiz Renewable Inc. which is seeking to conduct a feasibility study to develop up to three-gigawatt wind power capacity.