ROGELIO L. SINGSON
Secretary Rogelio Lazo Singson, in leading the State’s engineering
and construction arm as its 42nd head,
transformation and innovation in governance through transparency and
accountability, “management by mission”, preferential option for the
poor, and public-private partnership.
Prior to his being
named as Secretary of
the Department of
Public Works and Highways (DPWH) by President Benigno Simeon C.
Aquino III, Secretary Singson
was the President and Chief
Executive Officer of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. after its
reprivatization from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010 under new owners,
the DMCI-Metro Pacific Consortium.
has extensive experience in both
government and private sector in the field of privatization and
public-private partnership, management of tollroads and expressways,
water and power utilities privatization, airports, seaports and
Before joining the Cabinet of
President Aquino, he served in various senior positions such as
Senior Vice President for Business Development, Citadel Holdings,
Inc. from July 2002 to May 2007; Chairman & President of Bases
Conversion & Development Authority from July 1998-February 2002; and
concurrent Chairman of the Board of John Hay Poro Point Development
Corporation, BCDA Management Holdings Inc., and North Luzon Railways
Corporation from July 1998 to February 2002.
As Senior Vice
President for Project Development of Citadel Holdings, Inc., he was
responsible for identifying and developing new business ventures and
expansion of core business of the Holdings Group. During that time,
he led the consortium with foreign investors and technical partners
that participated in two (2) biddings of electricity transmission
company Transco, and the successful acquisition of a
telecommunications project in Micronesia.
As former Chairman
and President of BCDA, the public-private partnership projects he
pushed include the conversion of former military baselands (Clark,
Subic, John Hay, Poro Point, Fort Bonifacio, & Villamor bases) from
military use to private commercial and industrial uses as special
economic and freeport zones. He was responsible
for conceptualizing and promoting Subic Clark Alliance Development (SCAD)
Project as a national priority program and in securing JBIC loan and
funding arrangements for Subic Clark Tarlac Toll Road. He is
credited for the
successful bidding of major portions of Fort
Bonifacio paving the way for the entry of big developers including
the Fort Bonifacio Development, Market-Market, Pacific Towers, and
for concluding agreements with International School, Japanese School
and British School to enhance the total development of Fort
also served as Director of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation,
Clark Development Corporation, Clark International Airport
Corporation, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation; and board
membership at Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, National Power
Corporation, and Metropolitan Waterworks & Sewerage System.
other past involvements in the public sector includes serving as
Executive Director (rank of Undersecretary) of the Coordinating
Council of the Philippine Assistance Program which coordinate and
monitor the official development assistance project and programs
from May 1991 to November 1992; and Assistant Cabinet Secretary
under the Office of the President Corazon C. Aquino from July 1987
to May 1991.
Secretary Singson obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in
Industrial Engineering from University of the Philippines in 1971 and
attended Master’s Program in Public & Business Management from the
De La Salle University. He also attended various trainings abroad on
Public-Private Sector Partnership, privatization and Build Operate
Transfer (BOT) Schemes.
on September 16, 1948 in Ilocos Sur, Secretary Singson who is a
practicing Catholic and covenanted member of Ang Ligaya ng
Panginoon Community is happily married to Isabel Nepomuceno.
Their union since 1972 is blessed with four (4) children and four
(4) grand children.