President Aquino Appoints a Bulakeña as Napocor’s First Lady President

August 1, 2013

From the Department of Energy

President Benigno S. Aquino III recently appointed Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Rita of Bulacan as National Power Corporation’s (NPC) new President making the latter the first woman to head Napocor since its foundation in 1936.

Sta. Rita, a former Director of Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) and Chairperson of its subsidiary PNOC Development and Management Corporation (PDMC), was endorsed by Secretary of Energy Carlos Jericho Petilla to President Aquino for the position after former NPC President Froilan Tampinco resigned in his post.

Gladys Sta. Rita studied at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, both for her undergraduate and graduate degree courses. She completed a Certificate Program for Senior Executives at the John F. Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University. She also completed a master’s degree in Public Administration at La Consolacion University of the Philippines.

Before her stint in the energy sector, Sta. Rita served as the Provincial Administrator of Bulacan for 17 years and worked as consultant at United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the HPDP of the UPEcon for projects in the Philippines. She also worked as the Director General of the Liberal Party of the Philippines.

Sta. Rita authored Running A Bureaucracy: A Guidebook for Local Government Unit Administrators, Other Public Managers and Elected Officials, a UP Centennial Publication of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP NCPAG). She also co-authored Towards a More Effective Peoples Participation in Local Governance: A Sourcebook on Local Public Finance.

Source: Official Gazette Philippines