The DPWH Davao City District Engineering Office (DCDEO) now has a new head in the person of OIC District Engineer Wilfredo G. Aguilar.
In a simple turnover ceremony held recently at the DCDEO lobby, Aguilar formally took over the reins of the District from former OIC DE Gregorio C. Yee. The event was attended by new DPWH XI OIC Regional Director Allan S. Borromeo, Section Chiefs and employees.
Aguilar started his career with the agency in 1978 as a working student employed as a laborer at the former DPH in Nueva Ecija. Molded by pure industry, self-discipline and hard work, he inched his way through college as a Civil Engineering student at the Araullo University until his graduation in 1979.
Since then, Aguilar slowly rose to the ranks until he became a full-fledged Assistant District Engineer (ADE) at DPWH South Cotabato DEO in 2010. He also served as ADE and OIC-DE for the Sultan Kudarat DEO in separate terms.
Prior to his latest assignment, Aguilar was ADE to Engr. Gene P. Lozano of the DPWH DCIIDEO based in Tugbok since 2013. During his stint, he has already grown akin to the city, its people and its needs, as he now calls himself a proud adopted son of Davao.
In his speech, Aguilar emphasized the need for cooperation among all employees in order for the Office to achieve its goals. During the program, he also highlighted his three fundamental requirements to everyone including contractors: Quality; Workmanship and Speed. These he said, will spell the success of the District into becoming a leader in project implementation not only in Region 11 but among other regions as well.
For his part, RD Borromeo posed a challenge to the new leadership to further improve its performance as the city is now the center of both local and international attention. As of this writing, DPWH XI ranks second overall among the eighteen (18) DPWH Regional Offices in the country.