Officers take higher posts in Iloilo Province, DPWH-6

Two members of the PICE Iloilo Chapter recently climbed the ranks in the civil service cementing their excellence in their profession through nation-building.

Engr. Romeo Andig, Vice-President for Government of the PICE Iloilo Chapter is the new Provincial Engineer of the Province of Iloilo while Engr. Jose Al Fruto, former President and currently Member of the Board of Directors of the PICE Iloilo Chapter is now the full-fledge Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI.

Engr. Andig succeeded Engr. Gracianito Lucero who retired earlier this year.
He took his oath of office along with six other provincial government heads in the Iloilo Provincial Government officiated by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Jr. on September 21, 2021.

His son, Vincent, lauded his father’s commitment to civil service being connected with the Provincial Government of Iloilo for at least 38 years.

“You deserve this big break for all your hardwork, sweat, tears and sacrifices. I’m pretty sure your workmates, friends and colleagues would attest to that, 38 years and counting serving the Province of Iloilo,” he shared in his Facebook account.

Meanwhile, Engr. Fruto who served as officer-in-charge of the Office of the Assistant Regional Director was promoted to the position of Director III earning him a designation as the full-fledge Assistant Regional Director.

He took his oath of office on November 13, 2021 along with several other appointees officiated by DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado during the DPWH Unified Directors’ Meeting held in Baguio City.

Secretary Mercado pleaded to them to work towards maintaining and broadening public confidence with a strong commitment to personal integrity.

“I wish to congratulate all the appointees and greatly look forward to your commitment to public service and perform the responsibilities of the position with the highest sense of integrity”, he shared. (PICE Iloilo/RAM)

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