A native of Biliran
TACLOBAN CITY-Pres. Bongbong Marcos Jr. has appointed former labor undersecretary Victor Del Rosario as the new executive director of the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), an attached agency of the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW).
Del Rosario, a native of Naval, Biliran, took his oath before Hans Cacdac, the officer-in-charge of the DMW, on Thursday (Sept.14).
The former officer-in-charge of the NMP, Joel Maglunsod, returned to his old post as assistant executive director.
Prior to his new appointment, Del Rosario served as the Undersecretary of the Department of Labor and Employment on December 16, 2021 and was later named as the concurrent labor regional director of Region VI from March 7,2022 until June 30, 2022.
Del Rosario said that he was grateful to Pres. Marcos for his appointment as he vowed to modernize the NMP to answer the call of the President.
“We will endeavor to modernize NMP to respond to President Marcos’ order to improve maritime training to be more responsive to the needs of the industry and the nation,” he said in a message to the Inquirer on Friday (Sept.15).
Del Rosario also held several government posts during the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte.
He served as the executive officer of the Philippine Sugar Corp. in 2017 before he was named as a commissioner of the National Youth Commission in 2018 and as a member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board of Appeals Committee.
Del Rosario also served as a councilor of Naval, Biliran.
(JOEY A. GABIETA)