Engr. Loreta Madarang Malaluan is one of the vibrant women executives in the Department who continuously attest that female engineers can rise as leaders in a male-dominated profession. Backed by 34 years of government service and her ability to organize and meticulously take on tasks to the detail, she rose from the ranks since joining the agency as a civil engineer in July 1988 until her present position as the head of DPWH Cagayan Valley Region.
Her perseverance was on full display during her assignment as a civil engineer under Maintenance Division of DPWH Regional Office 3. She was later reassigned to the Construction Division as Assistant Chief and later promoted to Division Chief. She was also the concurrent chief of the Mount Pinatubo Rehabilitation - Project Management Office.
Engr. Malaluan made the leap to become the OIC-Assistant Regional Director of DPWH Region 3 in 2012 and was designated OIC-Regional Director three times in 2013, 2014 and 2016.
She obtained her Career Executive Service Officer Examination (CESO) IV ranking in 2014.
In 2018, she was appointed as full-fledged Assistant Regional Director and promoted in less than a year as the present Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Regional Director of DPWH Region 2.
Aside from her government duties, Director Malaluan also serves as a Board of Director of the Road Engineering Association of the Philippines and the current President of the Soroptomist International – Pampanga Star.
She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1982 at the Mapua Institute of Technology and earned her Master’s in Public Management degree in 2002 at the Araullo University.