effectively serving the department as Assistant Regional
Director of Eastern Visayas Region for almost two years, his
designation as OIC-Regional Director of Region 7 on 16
August 2010 and then of Region 5 a month after is not at all
surprising since he is one of the few consistent outstanding
field executives who have devoted more than half of their
lives here in the DPWH.
Dequito entered the department as a Casual Laborer at the
Quezon Engineering District of the then Bureau of Public
Highways in May 1970, he rose from the ranks serving
different engineering districts until his designation as
Assistant District Engineer in 1995. He was eventually
appointed as District Engineer in June 1999 and served the
following engineering offices: Occidental Mindoro for 4
years; Marinduque for 1 year, Laguna Sub-district for 6
Engr. Dequito has attended numerous trainings
and seminars sponsored by various agencies and institutions
like Total Quality Management for Executives, Managerial
Effectiveness Training Course, Orientation Program on the
CES, Effective Oral Comminication, Reorientation/Seminar of
Key officials, and Professional Growth Through Value
Clarification for Executives, among others.
Dequito’s rich experience and exemplary service to the
department has been recognized and acknowledged through the
numerous awards as Outstanding Field Executive he received.
He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus, District
Engineers League of the Philippines, Association of Career
Service Eligibles and Officers Incorporated, and American
Society of Civil Engineers.
graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil
Engineering from the Luzonian University Foundation in 1976.
He earned 30 units in Master in Public Administration in
1997 from the Holy Trinity College. He passed the DPWH Civil
Service promotional examination in 1994 with an 81.83%
rating. He obtained an 80.36% rating in the Management
Aptitude Test Battery (MATB) Examination in 2001 and was
eventually conferred with a Career Executive Service Officer
Rank IV in September 2007.
born on February 16, 1953 in Pagbilao, Quezon. He is married
to Melecia D. Gayapa, Administrative Officer II of Quezon 1st
Engineering District. He is a doting father to daughter
Marie Ivie and son Mark Ryan.