PNoy appoints new officials at NEDA, SEC
President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Emmanuel Esguerra as acting deputy director general of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and David Balangue as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Esguerra, whose appointment papers President Benigno Aquino III signed last July 4, will replace Augusto Santos.
A profile of Esguerra on the University of the Philippines School of Economics indicated he has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from The Ohio State University 1993; an M.A. in Economics from UP Diliman in 1981; and an A.B. Economics, cum laude, from UP in 1976.
It added his research interests include Labor Economics, Development Economics, and Public Economics.
His teaching, research, and other positions include:
- Associate Professor
- Visiting Exchange Professor, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA January-May 2011
- Director, Economics Research Center, UP School of Economics, 2001-2007, 2008-2010
- Editor, Philippine Review of Economics, 2001-2007, 2008-2010
- Book Review Editor, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 2004-2010
New SEC commissioner
Valte noted that Balangue attended Northwestern University in Illinois and has a degree from the Manuel Luis Quezon University in 1971.
He placed second in the Philippine CPA Board Examination in 1972 and is a member of the executive committee of Roxas Holdings Inc.
Valte said Balangue was also part of the audit committee of Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. — ELR, GMA News
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