Jerico “Icot” Petilla

EFFECTIVE
Educationi
 B.Sc. Management
Engineering, Ateneo de
Manila University (1984)
Work Experienceii
 Secretary, DOE (2012-2015)
 Governor of Leyte (20042012)
 Businessman, Consultant,
Professor
Programs Enactediii
 Created websites where the
public can compare energy
companies’ costs and
coverage, as well as electric
consumption of different
appliances
 Solar PV Program to
promote clean energy in
academic and government
institutions
 Energy Sense, Save Cents
campaign to manage energy
demand during the summer
power shortfall
 Worked to restore power
within 30 days of the Bohol
earthquake and 40 days of
Yolanda
 Drafted the Implementing
Rules and Regulations of
Leyte Province Investment
Code of 2004 to encourage
investors in the province;
Leyte was named the Most
Business Friendly Province
for 3 years in his term as
governor
 Hospital Enhancement for
Leyte’s Progress program
promoted public health

EMPOWERING

ETHICAL

Participatory DecisionActions to Improve Ethics
Making
 Divested his shares
 Developed the
in all private
Regional Energy Plan
investments in 2004
for areas with unique
while running for
power requirements
governor of Leytevi
 Allegedly resigned as
after consulting with
v
DOE Secretary due to
area stakeholders
the appointment of
Geronimo Sta Ana as
ERC Commissioner,
which would
“compromise the
ERC and jeopardize
public interest” due
to Sta Ana’s links to
the Aboitiz group, a
power company that
is being investigated
for “market abuse” in
inflating energy
prices in 2013vii
Misc. Actions
 Dropped his 2013 bid
for Senate against
Ferdinand
Romualdez, after
Romualdez’s brother
decided not to
challenge Leopoldo
Petilla (Icot’s brother)
for governorship of
Leyte viii

Converted a lot in Palo into
the Leyte Information
Communication Technology
Parkiv

i . Curriculum Vitae. Carlos Jericho “Icot” L. Petilla. Retrieved on 11 January 2016, from
https://carlosjerichopetilla.com/curriculum-vitae/
ii About Icot Petilla. Jericho “Icot” Petilla Candidate for Senator- Philippine Elections 2016.
Retrieved on 11 January 2016, from http://www.icotpetilla.com/about-icot-petilla/
iii Curriculum Vitae. Carlos Jericho “Icot” L. Petilla. Retrieved on 11 January 2016, from
https://carlosjerichopetilla.com/curriculum-vitae/
iv Cortes, J. (2012) Who is incoming Energy chief Jericho Petilla?. Rappler. Retrieved on 11
January 2016, from http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/14867-who-is-incoming-energychief-jericho-%E2%80%9Cicot%E2%80%9D-petilla
v Ibid
vi About Icot Petilla. Jericho “Icot” Petilla Candidate for Senator- Philippine Elections 2016.
Retrieved on 11 January 2016, from http://www.icotpetilla.com/about-icot-petilla/
vii Balea, Judith. “Inside Story: The Real Reason Behind Petilla’s Resignation.” Rappler,
June 20, 2015. http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/investigative/96876-inside-story-realreason-behind-petilla-resignation
viii Cortes, J. (2012) Who is incoming Energy chief Jericho Petilla?. Rappler. Retrieved on
11 January 2016, from http://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/14867-who-is-incoming-energychief-jericho-%E2%80%9Cicot%E2%80%9D-petilla