By Anna Leah E. Gonzales
FORMER Department of Public Works and Highways secretary Rogelio “Babes” Lazo Singson is the new president of the Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), the business group announced on Wednesday.
In a statement, MAP said Singson will finish the remaining term (July 1 to Dec. 31, 2022) of Dr. Alfredo Pascual, who has been appointed as secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry.
Singson is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Metro Pacific Water (MPW).
He is also the president of MPW’s subsidiaries, Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corp., Metro Pacific Iloilo Water and Metro Pacific Dumaguete Water Services and serves as director of the Laguna Water District Aquatech Resources Corp., Eco-System Technologies International and Manila Water Consortium.
Prior to joining MPW, he served as president and CEO of Meralco PowerGen Corp. and Light Rail Manila Corp.
Singson served as president and CEO of Maynilad Water Services and was also the senior vice president for Project Development of Citadel Holdings.
He was chairman and president of Bases Conversion and Development Authority from 1998 to 2002.
In June 2016, he was conferred the Order of Lakandula with the rank of Grand Cross (Bayani).
Singson received other awards including Outstanding Exemplar in Government Service Award from Bulong Pulungan; Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award from UP Alumni Association; and Outstanding Manilan Award for Public Service.
He was also one of the recipients of the Outstanding Filipino Awards for Government/Public Service and was named the Most Distinguished Alumnus by UP Alumni Engineers in November 2011.
He holds a BS Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines.
MAP said other members of the Board of Governors from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2022 are DITO CME Chief Operating Officer Donald Lim as vice president; SGV & Co. Chairman and Country Managing Partner Wilson Tan as treasurer; Lazaro Bernardo Tiu & Associates Managing Director Romy Bernardo as assistant treasurer; CEO Advisors Inc. Managing Director Maan Hontiveros as secretary; Isla Lipana & Co./PwC Philippines Chairman Emeritus and ESG Leader Alex Cabrera as assistant secretary; Brain Trust Inc. Chairman Ciel Habito as governor; Phinma Education Holdings President and CEO Chito Salazar as governor; and Wallace Business Forum Chairman Peter Wallace as governor.