The new batch of ARENA (Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies) officers were inducted at SEDA Hotel last May 12.
The new ARENA president is Maria Lourdes Lim, regional director of NEDA-XI (National Economic Development Authority-XI), vice-president is Department of Budget and Management-XI regional director Gary Martel, secretary is Fatima Idris, regional director of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-XI, treasurer – Atty Javey Paul Francisco director of the Securities and Exchange Commission-Mindanao.
Department of Trade and Industry-XI regional director Maria Belenda Q. Ambi and Major General Rafael Valencia of the Eastern Mindanao Command were inducted as business managers.
Philippine Information Agency-XI regional director Efren Elbanbuena is the press relations officer. The board of trustees are Wilhm Suyko, regional director Department of Interior and Local Government-XI, Dr. Anthony Sales, regional director of the Department of Science and Technology, Raul Alvarez, regional director Commission on Higher Education-XI, Gaspar Gayona, regional director of TESDA-XI (Technology Educations and Skills Development Authority-XI),
Also part of the ARENA board of trustees are John Maruhom Special Assistant for Mindanao Affairs, Office of the Secretary, Department of Agrarian Reform, Atty Felix Alicer Regional Program Coordinator, National Task Force Diwalwal-Project Monitoring Coordination Center, Atty Janet Grace Fabrero, Regional State Prosecutor Department of Justice and Atty. Alberto Escobarte regional director Department of Education.
Gracing the induction were Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario, Compostela Valley Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy, Major General Noel Clement of the 10th Infantry Division, Atty. Raul Nadela of the Davao City Mayor’s Office, Assistant Secretary Mariano Alquiza of the Department of Labor and Employment and Captain Ronald Go, president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industries. (PIA/RG Alama)