CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO – A turn-over ceremony was held as DOLE MIMAROPA welcomed new Regional Director – Dir. Albert E. Gutib.

From humble beginnings at DOLE Region IX (09 August 1991 – 02 March 2015), Dir. Gutib rose from the ranks as clerk I. Being dedicated to his job, he was given the chance to work as executive assistant of the then Regional Director, Ponciano M. Ligutom who is now a Labor Attaché. Moreover, being one of the beneficiaries of management succession program (next generation of leaders), Dir. Gutib became the Assistant Regional Director of the same region. He was transferred in DOLE Region X from 03 March 2015 to 28 March 2016. His first assignment as head of the office (regional director) was in SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) from 29 March 2016 – 27 March 2017. Prior to his present assignment, Dir. Gutib served as the Assistant Regional Director (28 March 2017 – 03 November 2019) back to his birth region – region IX. With his experience from the said assignments, Dir. Gutib is confident that he will be able to share ideas towards MIMAROPA’s commitment. “I am accepting the challenge to work with you. May my services help MIMAROPA to help our constituents… for us to put smile on their faces”, he ended.

Meanwhile, the outgoing Dir. Joel M. Gonzales will now be transferred to his 5th assignment – Bicol region as the Regional Director. In his parting message, Dir. Gonzales thanked DOLE MIMAROPA for almost 2 years of working hand in hand as the said region transforms into better organization. “Dir. Gutib is a principled person, hence I expect the support from you, better than the support you’ve demonstrated during my lead, building MIMAROPA to be more known and visible”, he added.

Administrative Order No. 41B series of 2019 signed by Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III directed for the re-assignment of different DOLE Regional Directors which took effect on 28 October 2019.

End/Emmanuel Antonio P. Portugal Jr.