CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, March 14 -- Engr. Virgilio C. Eduarte is the new Officer-In-Charge of the Office of the Regional Director for Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region X vice Engr. Evelyn T. Barroso thru Special Order No. 10, Series of 2017 signed by DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar.

A turn-over and assumption happened on March 10.

OIC Regional Director Virgilio Calagos Eduarte was the Assistant Regional Director of DPWH Region VIII. He started his journey in DPWH as a construction/maintenance foreman at Quezon City District Engineering Office.

He then rose from the ranks to become the Assistant District Engineer of Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office, and later on as the District Engineer of the Samar First District Engineering Office (SFDEO) in Calbayog City.

As a District Engineer, ARD Eduarte is a recipient of DPWH national award for Communication Development for three years; Best Engineering District in Region VIII; and Rank 1 in Quality Project Implementation (national level) in 2015, by the Bureau of Quality and Safety.

An accredited ASEAN Engineer, ARD Eduarte is Career Executive Service Eligible (CESE) and a graduate of the CES Executive Leadership Program comprising Salamin, Diwa and Integrated Gabay ng Paglilingkod Training Courses.

Active in professional organizations, he is President of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) - Calbayog Chapter, which was awarded Best PICE Chapter, Best Community Service, and Best Newsletter under Category C during his term.

Engineer Eduarte holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and obtained his degrees in Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering from Far Eastern University and Central Colleges of the Philippines, respectively. He is also a registered Electrical Engineer, a Junior Geodetic Engineer, a Master Electrician and a Master Plumber.

He was born on 27 November 1968 in Sta. Margarita, Western Samar.(DPWH10/PIA10)