Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) announces a transition in its leadership with the retirement of its President and CEO Rodrigo Franco and the introduction of his successor Rogelio ‘Babes’ Singson.
Effective June 2023, MPTC Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan announced Singson as MPTC CEO and President to continue and further amplify the group of companies’ customer-centric approach in serving its customers in over eight expressways in the Philippines and manage its businesses in the ASEAN region. Public servant Singson brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in his roles in both public and private endeavors.
Before joining MPTC, Singson served as the President and CEO of Metro Pacific Water Investments Corporation. From 2010 to 2016, he served as the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways. He had also overseen some companies under the MVP Group such as Maynilad, Light Rail Manila Corporation, and MERALCO Powergen Corp.
This announcement has been made public after Franco rendered his retirement as the company’s CEO and President. With over 20 years within the MPTC group of companies, Franco served as CFO and President and CEO of then Manila North Tollways Corporation— now NLEX Corporation, the concession company of north Luzon expressways NLEX, SCTEX, and NLEX Connector. Franco also led the creation and management of the south Luzon concession companies MPT South Management Corp, Cavitex Infrastructure Corp., and MPCALA Holdings to build and operate CAVITEX and CALAX. He also expanded MPTC’s expressway foothold in the Visayas-Mindanao area through Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Corp., builder of the country’s longest and iconic toll bridge CCLEX; and the ASEAN region through investments in Indonesian infrastructure conglomerate Nusantara Infrastructure, and Vietnam’s CII Bridges and Roads. Under his leadership, the company experienced remarkable growth in terms of kilometers, vehicle entries, and revenues in both local and international business scenes. The most recent of the business expansions Franco spearheaded was MPTC’s mobility infrastructure business via MPT Mobility, which products and services are aimed to fulfill MPTC’s vision of providing a safe, convenient, and pleasurable mobility experience for Filipinos.