Francisco Villa Jr - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Francisco Villa Jr


ERC commissioners: Chair Salazar tried to stop probe into Villa's suicide

Feb 07, 2017 - 2:54 PM

ERC Commissioner Josefina Patricia Asirit says that after the suicide of ex director Francisco Villa Jr it was difficult to trust colleagues in the commission

ON THE HOT SEAT. ERC chairperson and CEO Jose Vicente Salazar faces congressmen as the House probes the suicide of the late ERC director Francisco Villar Jr. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gatchalian calls for Senate probe into ERC mandate

Nov 24, 2016 - 9:20 PM

This comes as the Energy Regulatory Commission faces corruption allegations and a threat from President Rodrigo Duterte to have it abolished

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Nov 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

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Lawmaker wants House to probe suicide of ERC director

Nov 21, 2016 - 7:14 PM

Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera Dy says the suicide of Director Francisco Villa Jr opened a can of worms on the web of corruption inside the Energy Regulatory Commission

'PROBE HIS DEATH.' ERC Director Francisco Villa Jr commits suicide on November 9. Illustration by Nico Villarete/Rappler

ERC commissioners to Duterte: We won't resign

Nov 21, 2016 - 4:05 PM

ERC commissioners Alfredo Non Ina Asirit and Gloria Yap Taruc say they would rather cooperate with an impartial probe into corruption allegations hounding the regulatory body

Duterte demands resignation of ERC officials

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:56 AM

3rd UPDATE The Philippine President says he received reports of corruption in the ERC His order comes after the suicide of ERC Director Francisco Villa Jr

CRACKDOWN ON CORRUPTION. President Rodrigo Duterte orders all Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) officials to resign immediately due to reports of corruption during a press conference at Melia Hotel in Lima, Peru on November 20. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo