Treñas names ex-PECO exec as adviser


Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas hired Engr. Randy Pastolero, the former assistant vice president for operations of Panay Electric Company (PECO), as his top adviser for power.

On Wednesday, Pastolero confirmed in a phone interview Treñas appointed him as executive assistant for power.

It was the mayor who approached and offered him the position, he said. (

Pastolero, who retired from PECO last July 25 after serving the company for 24 years, shared that Treñas already tasked him to review the projects of the Department of Energy where the city can benefit.

The mayor, he added, is particularly concerned with the power outages in the city.

Pastolero assured that his work in the city government will not be influenced by his previous affiliation with PECO.