MANILA, Philippines — Another possible conflict of interest was raised on Tuesday during the Commission on Appointments’ (CA) confirmation hearing of Energy Secretary Raphael “Popo” Lotilla.
At the hearing of the CA’s committee on energy, Senator Risa Hontiveros asked Lotilla to confirm if his brother was a director of a company involved in the transmission power.
“You’re referring to one of my brothers?” Lotilla asked, “I think he’s an independent director in the mother company, but not in the company itself which runs the transmission.”
Lotilla himself was an independent director of Aboitiz Power Corp. when he was named new head of the Department of Energy. He …