World Bank Forum

World Bank Forum

“PunoLaw Senior Partner Jay Layug delivered an energy presentation at the World Bank Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Subsidy Reform Workshop last September 7-9, 2014 at Dead Sea, Jordan. A former Undersecretary at the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE), Mr. Layug shared the Philippine experience in implementing a successful targeted fuel subsidy program for the public transport jeepney drivers in the Philippines which he spearheaded in 2011. The workshop was attended by key government officials from the MENA countries, including the Arab Republic of Egypt, Kingdom of Morocco and Republic of Tunisia.

Mr. Layug is the acknowledged expert on Philippine energy laws and implemented the Philippine Energy Contracting Round for Petroleum and Coal, National Renewable Energy Program and the Pantawid Pasada Program of the DOE.”