Engineer Antonio V. Molano, Jr. has more than half of his life dedicated on his professional experience, mainly in research and development including project management.
Currently the Regional Director for Regional Office III, he once led the Bureau of Research and Standards as Director, served as the Project Manager of the Bids and Awards Committee-Technical Working Group for four years, and acted as the Assistant Project Director of the Rural Water Supply in 1996.
Director Molano authored the Generic Procurement Manual for Civil Works and the Standard Bidding Document for Civil Works of the IRR-A of R.A. 9184 in 2005 and is one of the personnel in-charge of the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan in 1987 to 1992 by the Cabinet Committee on Development Planning.
He was a delegate in the Study Tour on Best Practices on Quality Control/Assurance and Road Maintenance, under the World Bank-assisted NRIMP I Project at the Department of Transportation in California, Texas and New Jersey in March 2007. He also attended the IV World Emulsion Congress in Lyon, France in October 2006 and the Technical Seminar/Training on the Use of Different Laboratory Testing Equipment/Apparatus conducted by CONTROLS in Milan Italy. As part of his job, he has been to Bangkok, Thailand for the 25th JISEA Steel Seminar and to Tokyo, Japan in 1992 for the Seminar on Steel Utilization conducted by Japan Iron and Steel Exporters Association and for the Seminar on Rural Water Supply Project Planning, Designing and Development as conducted by Nippon Jogesuido Sekkei, LTD of Japan. In 1983, he attended the Seminar on the Design of Most Efficient Wells and Screens and Well Development conducted by Johnson Screen UOP in Australia. He was also the representative of the department in the Seminar on Improved Planning and Design of Low-Cost Water Supply and Sanitation System conducted by World Bank Consultants and University of North Carolina Environmental Engineering Department, USA.
He finished his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of the East in 1978 and Masters in Public Management in 1996 at the Development Academy of the Philippines. He is a candidate for Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering in 1991 at the University of the Philippines.
Engr. Molano was born on June 19, 1958 at Lipa City, Batangas. He is married to Adelina Kabigting-Molano and is blessed with five children.