The DPWH-XI has a new regional director in the person of Engr. Allan S. Borromeo. He took over the leadership from RD Mariano R. Alquiza during a simple turn-over ceremony at the DPWH-XI regional office Wednesday, October 12.
Engr. Borromeo until his assignment here in region eleven was the Assistant Regional Director of DPWH-Region 12 based in Koronadal City.
Engr. Borromeo is also a seasoned engineer of the DPWH who rose from the ranks starting as laborer at the then MPWH Cagayan de Oro City Sub-District Engineering Office on October 5, 1985.
He was promoted to Engineer II and because of good performance he was promoted to head the Construction Division on August 10, 2010. He was sent to various trainings but the most notable of which was his training for Comprehensive Bridge Engineering held in Tokyo, Japan and the On-line Electronic Procurement (transport) held in Manila. He became the OIC-District Engineer of the now DPWH Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Engineering Office. It was not long that he passed both the CESO and DPWH Promotional Examinations. He became a full-fledged District Engineer on January 11, 2013.
He obtained his Doctorate in Management in the University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu City. He completed two Master’s Degrees in Management and Management Engineering.
Under DPWH Special Order No. 148, he was assigned as the OIC-Assistant Regional Director in the DPWH-Region 12 based in Koronadal City on August 2, 2013. He became a full-fledged ARD on July 9, 2015, also in Region 12.
During the turn-over, RD Borromeo asked the same cooperation from the District Engineer, staff and rank and file employees of region eleven. The same cooperation that made DPWH-XI a consistent top performer in the implementation of infra projects nationwide.
RD Mariano R. Alquiza, on the other hand turned over to the incoming Director the DPWH banner, key and books of accounts.
He profusely thanked all the district engineers, assistant district engineers, division chiefs and the rank and file for their unwavering cooperation during his more than 4 years as regional director here in region eleven.
RD Alquiza left a lasting legacy of good management that he has made the regional office a by-name in infra implementation having topped the annual infra implementation several times.
Alquiza during his stint generated an unprecedented sense of work culture on the employees that can only be summarized as the best.
For instance, the MAG-OKS (Magandang Opisina, Kalsada at Sistema) not only systematized the operational system of the district officer and the regional office as well but also brought into the workforce a new sense of work attitude that heightened the delivery of public service.
Engr. Alquiza as President of ARENA-XI (Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies) has made a lasting imprint in bringing the government closer to the people thru the Serbisyo Caravans especially in the rural areas.
The region with its new but seasoned regional director will implement an infra program for 2017 that will be worth more than P38-Billion.