DOST-ICT Office Reassigns New Service Directors


Manila, PH – An Official Turnover Ceremony was held in the Information and Communications Technology Office Seminar Room for the outgoing Service Directors. As part of the Special Order no. 001 signed by Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo, several Service Directors were reassigned to different positions within the ICT Office.

Pursuant to the said Special Order, former FOO Director for Visayas Cluster 2, Jose A. Bagulaya, now heads the Administrative, Financial and Management Service (AFMS) of the ICT Office as its Service Director; outgoing AFMS Director Maria Teresa M. Garcia shall now head the National ICT Governance Service (NIGS) as its Service Director. Outgoing NIGS Director Philip A. Varilla shall now assume the role of Service Director for the Systems and Infrastructure Management (SIMS); outgoing SIMS Director Raul N. Nilo will now head the National ICT Competency Management (NCMS), while former NCMS Maria Lourdes P. Aquilizan will continue to work under NCMS as Division Chief. Meanwhile, Service Director Siegfried L. Batucan shall remain in his position as the Systems and Infrastructure Development (SIDS) head.

Undersecretary Louis Napoleon C. Casambre was designated as the Presiding Officer during the Turnover Ceremony, as Assistant Secretary Nicolas D. Ojeda formally opened the event. Undersecretary Casambre stated that the reassigned Service Directors possess the capacity and are deemed worthy to hold the Director positions within the ICT Office Services. The Special Order shall take effect on January 4, 2016 until it is revoked.