Prior to his appointment as Assistant Regional Director of DPWH Eastern Visayas, Engineer Eric A. Ayapana started his dynamic career at the DPWH Southern Tagalog Region in February 1988 as a Civil Engineering Aide, and a casual employee.
No newbie in being a team player, he was also one of the pioneers when Quezon 1st District Engineering Office was created in 1990. It is also where he eventually got the position of permanent Engineer II. In 1998, he was promoted to Engineer III - Chief of the Maintenance Section of the same district before he was designated OIC-Assistant District Engineer in 2008. In January 7, 2010, he was designated as the OIC-District Engineer of Siquijor DEO and eventually transferred back as District Engineer to his mother district – Quezon 1st, the following year. He was designated District Engineer of Rizal 2nd DEO in 2012, and Tagaytay DEO in 2014. He was designated as the Assistant Regional Director of the then newly-created Negros Island Region in 2015.
In 1995, Engr. Ayapana was chosen by the Department to attend the Training Program in Road Maintenance Management held at the Federal Republic of Germany for fourteen (14) months under the Carl Duisberg Gesselschaft (CDG) Scholarship. He also attended various seminars like the SALDIWA and Gabay conducted by the CESB, Integrity Management by the ADB, various seminars on the Quality Management System (QMS) and other professipnal enhancement programs that honed his skills.
ARD Ayapana received the DPWH Best Employee award at Region IV-A in 2001 for his exemplary performance in handling projects.
A product of Adventist education from elementary to high school, he finished his Civil Engineering degree at the Far Eastern University in 1986. He passed the CE board in 1987, finished his Sanitary Engineering degree at the National University in 1988, and placed 14th in the Sanitary Engineering licensure examination in 1989. He finished his Master’s degree in Management in 2007 at the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU).
Engr. Ayapana was born in the island of Polillo in Quezon province on November 16, 1964 He is the third child in a brood of six, to Ismael Ayapana and Adelaida Armada. He is married to Marites Villanueva, a US Registered Nurse, with whom he has an only child, Earvin.