|Profile of Cabinet Secretaries|
Sec. Jose "Ping" De Jesus
Department of Transportation and Communication
Jose "Ping" De Jesus is former president and chief operating officer of Meralco, Executive Director of the First Philippine Holdings Corporation, president and chief executive officer of the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC), and Executive Vice President of the Philippine Long Distance Company.
De Jesus served as public works secretary from 1990 to 1993, under the administration of Aquino’s mother Corazon and that of ex-president Fidel Ramos.
An economics major with a master’s degree in Social Psychology at Ateneo de Manila University, he took graduate studies in Human Development before joining the civil service. De Jesus has worked in government for 20 years.