Ex-mayor nabbed for guns, drugs
ARAYAT – Former two-term Mayor Luisito “Chito” Espino and a barangay chairman of this town were yesterday arrested by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and local police during a dawn raid in Barangay Cacutud here.
Espino and Cacutud village chairman Rosendo Dizon, along with Romy Mallari, 42 and Rosauro Dillera, who are alleged
He obtained his bachelor’s degrees in Commerce and the Humanities (both summa cum laude) from De La Salle University where he established a record by obtaining straight A’s in the LIACOM course, a five-year program he finished in four years.
At Harvard, at the age of 21, he was one of the youngest ever to be a teaching fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences.
His special fields of study are development economics, social economics, business economics and strategic management. He is also the author of several economics textbooks widely used in Philippine schools and universities, and has written a number of management bestsellers like The Philippine Advantage, Book of Virtues and Values, Productivity: Path to Global Competitiveness, The Filipino Phenomenon, The Philippines at the Threshold of the Third Millennium, and the Positive Dimensions of Population Growth.
Through his work at the University of Asia and the Pacific and the Center for Research and Communication, he is often asked to give advice to top government officials in many policy issues, especially in industrial policy and countryside development.
Villegas was a member of the Constitutional Commission that drafted the Philippine Constitution under the government of former President Corazon Aquino. In July 1992, he was appointed member of the Council of Economic Advisers of President Fidel Ramos. And in July 1998, he was asked by former President Joseph Estrada to help promote the Philippines among local and foreign i n vest or s.
Under the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, he served as a private sector representative in the boards of the National Development Corporation and the Philippine Infrastructure Corporation.
Furthermore, during the time of former President Benigno Aquino III, he helped government agencies— — both at the national and local levels— — to promote investments in the Philippines.
Under the Duterte Administration, Villegas is eager to continue promoting investments in the Philippines especially in the regions outside the National Capital Region.
According to PamCham President Jess Nicdao, Villegas’timely and wise guidance will contribute and help the chamber uphold its mission in priming the countryside and empowering the business community of the province.
“As an internationally acclaimed pundit on development economics, social economics, business economics and strategic management, we have, in the past, repeatedly sought his advice and expertise. He has helped guide our members in their annual business plans and strategies. This year is certainly no exception and the business community in Pampanga will definitely benefit from his insights and expert analysis of what transpired in 2016, its implications for the Philippine economy in 2017, and how countryside development will fare as a result,” he said.
Assessment fee for the 54th General Membership Meeting is priced at P500. Members and interested participants are required to come in business attire. The event will start at exactly 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
For more information, call (045) 455-4223 / 0927 540 3709 or send an email to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit its website: www.pamcham.org.ph.
BRUISED. Former Arayat Mayor Chito Espino shows a black bruise in his cheeks alleging that one of the policemen kicked him during yesterday’s raid at his home in Barangay Cacutud, Arayat. Espino and four others were arrested by the CIDG and SAF.