Albert P. Dela Cruz is a Commissioner of Climate Change Commission. He is a licensed environmental planner, renewable energy practitioner, occupational and safety health specialist, an accredited lecturer of Philippine Regulatory Commissions for the Real Estate Licensure Examination, a licensed real estate consultant, real estate broker, and a real estate developer constructing more than 1,000 housing units for economic and socialized housing.
He is concurrently a member of the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) Exploration Corporation. A pollution control specialist – innovating a Filipino-made wet scrubbing system to avoid carbon dioxide emission and controlled methanation to avoid methane emissions, and the reverse segregation method of waste management to avoid manual sorting – accredited by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Environmental Management Bureau.
He is the national chairman of the Philippine Renewable Energy Chamber, a private business chamber and professionals championing renewable energy in the Philippines.
Prior to his appointment, he served as the Undersecretary for Regional Operations of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development, where he innovated the “My BALAI Dome Resilient Housing” that can withstand Super Typhoons like Odette and Yolanda.
He is also a former member of the board of North Luzon Railway Corporation and a former member of the governing board of PNOC Renewable Corporation.
He previously served as a senior member of the Sangguniang Bayan and a former municipal vice-mayor of Mexico, Pampanga.
He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology at the Angeles University Foundation, and a candidate for Masters in Environmental Planning at the Philippine Christian University. He is the author of the book, “Climate Change Technology Innovation” that advocates to use renewable energy, emission mitigation technology, and to convert coal power plant to green renewable power plant.
He is the senior pastor of Jesus the Anointed One Christian Church in Pampanga.