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Navarro is new DPWH Bicol RD

LEGAZPI CITY--Engr. Melvin Navarro has been designated as the new regional director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for region 5 by Sec. Rogelio Singson.

DWPH Bicol RD Melvin Navarro
Photo: DWPW
He replaced Danilo Dequito, who was sacked due to alleged irregularities perpetrated during his term as regional dirrector.

Navarro, a native of San Juan, Ilocos Sur, was the former regional director of DPWH Region 2.

He has an extensive and impressive repertoire of experience that started in the University of Northern Philippines College as a Instructor in 1980. He became the Project Manager of the Zambales District Engineering Office (DEO) in 1993, appointed as OIC-Assistant District Engineer of the Olongapo City Sub-DEO in 1994 and as District Engineer of Bataan 2nd DEO in 1998.

He served the Internal Audit Service as Director III from July 2004 to August 2007. He was designated in September 2007 as one of the two Assistant Regional Directors of DPWH Regional Office I after his one-month stint as ARD of the National Capital Region. Navarro was named Officer-In-Charge of the Planning Service last June 2008. Prior to his assignment in Cagayan Valley as Regional Director, he was again designated as the OIC Assistant Regional Director of DPWH Region 1.

Director Navarro’s admirable service was recognized by various agencies and institutions like the 7th ID Philippine Army’s Certificate of Appreciation in 2001, Rotary Club of Olongapo’s Meritorious Service Award in 1998, and as Presidential Awardee, Youth in Infra Development awarded by President Fidel Ramos in 1994. He was recently commended as one of Luzon’s Peacekeepers by the Armed Forces of the Philippines – Northern Luzon Command.

Director Navarro passed his civil engineering licensure examination in 1980 right after graduating from the National University in the same year. He earned 33 units in Master in Public Management from the Virgen delos Remegios College in 1998. He obtained his degree in Master in National Security Administration from the National Defense College of the Philippines in 2003.

An Ilocano, he is married to a Physician, Dr. Mercy Jalipa and are blessed with three children namely Michael Jourdan, Matt Jason and Maria Jessica. His growing family also include son in law Lloyd and grandson Loudgie.
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