Jose de Jesus

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Jose "Ping" de Jesus
Secretary of the Philippine Department of Transportation and Communications
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2011
President Benigno Aquino III
Preceded by Anneli R. Lontoc (Acting)
Succeeded by Manuel Roxas II
Secretary of the Philippine Department of Public Works and Highways
In office
1990 – March 1, 1993
President Corazon Aquino
Fidel V. Ramos
Preceded by Fiorello Estuar
Succeeded by Eduardo Mir
Personal details
Nationality Filipino
Occupation Meralco COO
Religion Roman Catholic

Jose "Ping" de Jesus is a former Philippine Secretary of Transportation and Communications.[1] On June 29, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III picked him as his Secretary of Transportation and Communications.[2]

Background[edit]

Before being appointed by Benigno Aquino III to the Transportation and Communications secretary post, De Jesus is the president and chief operating officer of Meralco Corporation. He has previously served as the Public Works secretary in the Cabinet of Noynoy’s mother, former president Corazon Aquino, and during the time of ex-president Fidel V. Ramos. He also served as the former president of Manila North Tollways Corporation in 2005.[3]

DOTC Secretary[edit]

According to President Benigno Aquino III, De Jesus "is a work-driven individual who will oversee the transformation of DOTC characterized by the NBN-ZTE deal into an agency that truly serves the interests of the people."[4] De Jesus "ensured the affordability of telecommunications services as soon as he gets familiarized with his department."[5]

After one year in office, de Jesus announced his resignation effective June 30, 2011. De Jesus cited him wanting to return to the private sector as the cause of his resignation.[6]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Anneli R. Lontoc (Acting)
Philippine Secretary of Transportation and Communications
2010 – 2011
Succeeded by
Mar Roxas