DOST Secretary Estrella Alabastro announced the appointment of Dir. Alfonso P. Alamban as the new regional director of DOST Region 10.
The 52-year-old new regional director of DOST-10 is an Agriculture cum laude graduate from Xavier University. He took his master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) with concentration on rural development and marketing management.
Alamban’s appointment took effect last October 27, 2009.
Director Alamban’s expertise is on the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), public economic enterprise development and business plans, halal industry development, product and city branding, internal quality control system, product standardization, investment packaging, consumer survey management, value chain analysis management, investment promotion and packaging. His knowledge and skills in these areas would be very advantageous to his position as the new head of DOST Region 10.
Prior to his appointment as regional director of DOST region 10, Dir. Alamban has worked for a number of offices and organizations. He started his career working for the Small Business Assistance Center-10, a government agency under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 10. He was then appointed Provincial Director of the DTI-Misamis Oriental and eventually became the Assistant Regional Director of DTI Region 10 until he retired in June 2003.
When he retired from DTI, he worked as consultant/national expert for the Industrial Development Programme for Income and Employment Generation in Mindanao of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). He also served as Senior Program Officer for the Philippine Development Assistance Programme-Promoting Rural Industries and market Enhancement (PDAP-PRIME), a project of the Canadian International Agency (CIDA). He also worked for the Mindanao Rural Development Program-Adaptable Program Loan 2 (MRDP2) as Livelihood/Enterprise Development Specialist.
Concurrent to his consultancy job with the other international organizations, including government and private offices, he serves as the Executive Director of Xavier University Agricultural Training Research, Advocacy, Consultancy and Services (Agri-TRACS) as its Executive Director, a position he held until June 2009.
DOST-10 is located at Seriña St. beside JR Borja City Hospital in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.