Wanted: DPWH-Bicol Regional Director

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The Bicol Regional Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways will soon have a Bicolano engineer as Regional Director and the search is down to three, provincial sources have said.

”They are District Engineers Ignacio Odiaman of Sorsogon 1st Engineering District; Walter Lubiano of Masbate 3rd Engineering District; and Engr. Fermin Peteza, head of the region’s Quality Control Division,” Atty. Oliver Rodulfo, legal officer of DPWH Region 5, told reporters.

The said aspirants are bona fide residents of Bicol and currently hold the rank of Engineer V.

Engr. Peteza is considered as the most senior among them, with more than 15 years of service as division chief in DPWH. Odiaman has been district engineer for 14 years with stints in Catanduanes and Sorsogon. Lubiano, meanwhile, has been with the department for six years with stints as District Engineer of Albay and Masbate.

Sources from the central DPWH officer, however, have said that Region 5 Assistant Regional Director Armando Estrella is also in the running for the post. He is from Bulacan.