TACLOBAN CITY- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) here in the region has a new director in Arnel Agabe.

Agabe, who is from Alangalang, Leyte, replaced Arnaldo Escober, Jr. He formally took the post last Monday (Sept.19)

He was once the assistant regional director for Eastern Visayas before he headed for Mindanao where he served as a DILG director for Region 10 (Northern Mindanao).

Escober spearheaded a convocation meeting held last Monday to brief his successor on the current status of the programs, projects and activities per division in the region.

The highlights of the activity included the discussion on the apprenticeship program, LGRRC implementation, and the coaching of the top notchers of the 53rd batch for the 54th batch comprehensive exam and simulation exercises.

Also included in the discussion was the crafting of the template for the assessment on the implementation of the PPAs (programs, projects and activities) of the department, as well as the issues, concerns and recommendations of the field offices.