Assistant Secretary Eugenio R. Pipo, Jr. has come a long way from his humble beginning as Civil Engineer in January 1979 to becoming Region 2 Director on April 2006.
Under his leadership, Cagayan Valley Region now emerges as the country’s newest economic zone because of the infrastructure development taking place in the five (5) provinces and three (3) cities of the Region.
He has almost 31 years of experience in general supervision and control of field operations including project management; repair and maintenance of national roads and bridges; handling of pre-qualification, bids and awards; and administrative matters acquired after holding various positions in the Department as Supervising Civil Engineer, Engineer III, Assistant District Engineer, District Engineer and Assistant Regional Director.
Assistant Secretary Pipo’s engineering and management expertise were further develop by the training and seminar programs he participated in which include: Practical Training Course – Restoration of Damage to Mountain Road Section, City Roads Network Development Planning, Soil Engineering and Materials Quality, Transport Planning Course, Crafting the Roadmap to Initiate the Organizational Culture Building Program of DPWH, Information Technology Training for Executive, Seminar on Professional Growth Through Value Clarification for Executives, Seminar on Supervisory Development Course, and Organization and Development of Road Maintenance.
His professional affiliations include memberships in Philippine Institute of Civil Engineer (PICE) and Road Engineering Association of the Philippines (REAP). He is also a member of the Executive Leadership Program Alumni Association Inc (Region 1).
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology and Master in Business Administration from Philippine School of Business Administration.
He was born on October 24, 1957 in Bantay, Ilocos Sur and is married to Socorro Angela Reyes, with three (3) children.