Cusi named aviation body chief

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 08 2010 07:26 PM | Updated as of Mar 27 2010 03:02 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Alfonso Cusi, general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), has been named the new head of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Cusi replaces incumbent CAAP Director General Ruben Ciron, who is currently abroad.

The CAAP is the regulatory body responsible for implementing policies on civil aviation to ensure safe, reliable and efficient air transport in the country. It is tasked with ensuring the full integration of civil aviation with the national transport system, taking into account the requirements of national interest and environmental concerns in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization standards and recommended practices.

Cusi's position in the MIAA will be filled in by his former head executive assistant, Atty. Melvin Matibag.

Cusi, who used to be general manager of the Philippine Ports Authority, recently dropped his candidacy for the second congressional district of Mindoro Oriental. With a report from Zeny Silva, radio dzMM