Key Officials of Samar First DEO takes a picture with the newly designated OIC – Assistant Regional Director Virgilio Eduarte.

Samar 1st Key Officials Turn-over Positions to New Leaders

In line with the Special Orders signed by the Honorable Secretary Rogelio L. Singson dated May 18, 2016 directing Samar 1st District Engineer Virgilio C. Eduarte and Assistant District Engineer Alvin A. Ignacio to new offices, an official turn-over of positions was held recently at Department of Public Works and Highways – Samar First District Engineering Office (DPWH-SFDEO).

With the reassignment of DE Eduarte as Officer-in-charge for the Office of Assistant Regional Director (OIC-ARD), he turned-over his position to ADE Ignacio, designated Officer-In-Charge for the Office of the District Engineer of SFDEO by virtue of Special Order No. 62, series of 2016. Correspondingly, ADE Ignacio turned-over his position to Engr. Loreto M. Cedro who now assumes as SFDEO OIC-ADE by virtue of Special Order No. 63, Series of 2016. The occasion was attended by all SFDEO Section Chiefs and other guests.

SFDEO personnel gathered at the Samar 1st Multi-Purpose Hall for the Turn-over Ceremony and Send-Off Party. Ms. Ma. Nenita Y. Gomez, Chief of the Administrative Section, officially opened the program.

During his turn-over speech, OIC-ARD Eduarte challenged the new key officials of SFDEO to continue what he had started and to take the District into greater heights. He also reminded them to continue learning as it is a powerful tool that could aide them to become better leaders. OIC-DE Ignacio humbly accepted both the position and the challenge.

OIC-DE Ignacio in his turn-over speech promised to provide OIC-ADE Cedro all the opportunities which the former was provided when he was still the ADE of OIC-ARD Eduarte. In turn, OIC-ADE Cedro promised to lend his full support to OIC-DE Ignacio in his acceptance speech.

Another highlight of the program was the giving of testimonials about the former DE. Selected SFDEO personnel who worked closely with OIC-ARD Eduarte delivered messages of gratitude and felicitations. Most emotional of all was Mr. Policarpio Delgado Jr. who is one of the closest friends of OIC-ARD Eduarte in his ten years stay at SFDEO.

Production numbers to honor OIC-ARD Eduarte were rendered by different sections all throughout the program. Likewise, permanent SFDEO personnel headed by the Section Chiefs delivered a chorale production of a Florante hit, Handog.

Engr. Joanna C. Calagos, Assistant Chief of the Construction Section, officially closed the program at 7:25 pm.

Article by Ardel Malanog