The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) VI Office, recently hired two new technical employees effective July 2020.

Ms. Lourie Anne M. Secreto and Engr. Ray Adrian C. Macalalag, officially took oath as Senior Economic Development Specialists of the Project Development, Investment Programming and Budget Division (PDIPBD) and the Policy Formulation and Plan Division (PFPD), respectively last July 16, 2020.  Secreto holds a Master’s Degree in Management, Major in Business Management and worked under the Philippine Rural Development Project of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Field Unit VI. Macalalag is a Civil Engineer by profession, who previously worked as Highway Safety and Planning Engineer at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VI.

Four incumbent employees rose from the ranks:  Mary Ann L. Brotarlo (formerly with PMED) and Francis John C. Palabrica (formerly with PFPD) were promoted as Senior Economic Development Specialists assigned at the Regional Development Council (RDC) Secretariat Unit and the PDIPBD, respectively.  Mr. Ronie A. Demonteverde also was promoted as Economic Development Specialist II at the Development Research Division (DRD) while Gel Ylyssa B. Guevara is now Administrative Assistant II assigned at the Finance and Administrative Division (FAD).

The oath taking was administered by Regional Director Ro-Ann A. Bacal and witnessed by ARD Arecio A. Casing, Jr., the Division Chiefs, and other employees.  Meanwhile, Francis Palabrica had to take his oath virtually, online via Zoom.  (IGPahila/NEDA VI DRD)