Mayor Sara swears into office DCWD directors

DAVAO City Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte reappointed Eduardo A. Bangayan as member of the Board of Directors of the Davao City Water District for another six-year term from January 2017 to December 2022. Appointed as the new DCWD director was Helen D. Paguican who will be representing the education sector. She replaced Serafin C. Ledesma Jr. who finished his term in December 2016.


DCWD board members Chairperson Eduardo A. Bangayan (right) and Helen D. Paguican (middle) take oath before Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Z. Duterte (L).

Chairperson Bangayan is a well-respected businessman in the country who is a known visionary not just in Davao City’s business community but as well as in the national water district associations having served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Local Water Utilities Administration, Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Association of Water Districts, President of the Philippine Water Works Association, and Governor of the Mindanao Association of Water Districts.

As head of the DCWD Board of Directors representing the business sector, Bangayan together with fellow directors worked to advance the water utility’s operation. Among their recent major accomplishments are the initiative to push through the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project which will ensure increased water supply for the people in the city and the construction of the new DCWD building which will help improve the water utility’s customer service.

The new board member, Dir. Paguican, is a retired public servant who served as the School Division Superintendent and Assistant Schools Division Superintendent at the Department of Education, Division of Davao City. Before working at DepEd, she was a professor at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP). She has a Masters Degree in Public Administration Major in Organization Studies and Doctorate Degree in Development Research and Administration. Both she earned from USeP and the former as a recipient of the Civil Service Commission’s Local Scholarship Program. She earned her undergraduate degree in BS Pharmacy at the Immaculate Conception College. Aside from being a licensed pharmacist, she also passed the Schools’ Superintendent Licensure Examination and is a Career Service Executive Eligible and Career Executive Service Officer V.

Dir. Paguican was formally introduced to the DCWD family during the monthly employees convocation on January 9, 2017. She expressed her gratitude to the Mayor for trusting her to be part of the DCWD Board and excited to be part of the water utility as it is a new chapter in her role as a public servant. She also said that although she left education which is one of the indicators of the Human Development Index (HDI), she is quite happy because she will be dealing with access to safe water which is also another HDI indicator. “I want to delve more on an institution that makes an impact to people’s lives,” she noted.

Chairperson Bangayan and Dir. Paguican took their oath of office before Mayor Duterte at the Office of the City Mayor on December 29, 2016. Serving with them as DCWD directors are Atty. Abdul M. Dataya who is the vice-chairperson representing the professional sector, Ma. Luisa L. Jacinto representing the women sector, and Atty. Charmalou D. Aldevera representing the civic sector. (John Winston Anthony C. Ajero II)

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