Sunday, November 20, 2016
DOE Statement: Sec. Cusi on the ERC-Villa Issue
Department of Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has written a letter to Charie Villa offering the department's sincerest sympathies on the unexpected death of her brother, Atty. Francisco Villa.
He said the Department, together with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), is resolute in finding out the truth behind the allegations and issues raised.
"We need a strong energy regulator and a united energy family. Our strength should be based on the truth. As the leader of the sector, I enjoin everyone to be fair," Cusi said.
"We need to ensure that ERC personnel are able to recover immediately. They are also affected by the loss of their colleague but their service is needed by our country," Cusi said.
"I have spoken to the commissioners of the ERC. I am pleased that they too want to get to the bottom of this. I have assured them of the department's support in carrying out their mandate in protecting electricity consumers," Cusi said.
"This is a challenge for all of us. Our commitment to fairness and the truth will be tested. I am confident that we will come out stronger after this," Cusi said.