NMP Welcomes Incoming OIC-DED Ligutom

NMP Officials and employees welcome incoming NMP OIC-DED Ponciano M. Ligutom at the Tacloban DZR Airport (upper photo) and NMP Administration Building (lower photo)

TACLOBAN CITY, 27 November 2019 – Labor Attaché Ponciano M. Ligutom officially assumed his post as the new OIC – Deputy Executive Director (DED) of the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP).

Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 498, series of 2019 issued by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Labatt Ligutom will temporarily replace NMP’s incumbent DED, Ms. Mayla N. Macadawan, who is on approved study leave in Malta.

During the “Meet-and-Greet” conducted this morning, NMP Executive Director Joel B. Maglunsod expressed his confidence that Labatt Ligutom would be of great help in steering the Agency in pursuit to the delivery of its mandates and functions.

Likewise, Labatt Ligutom in his message expressed his warm acceptance as the newly designated OIC DED of NMP.

“I am happy to be assigned here. Training is not very new to me because teaching in academic institutions is part of my advocacies. I believe that the learnings, insights, experiences and practices of people should be shared to others because theory that has no practice is dead, and practice without theory has no direction. I am already old at the Department but I have not lost my interest and idealism because I always believe that we can always contribute something to any organization. I believe in portability of the person, because when you are a leader or a manager you can be assigned to any organization. You don’t need to be a doctor in order to be a good hospital administrator” said OIC DED Ligutom.

With his experience from his previous assignments, OIC-DED Ligutom is confident that he will be able to share ideas towards NMP’s commitment.

“I am looking forward to a very good experience for the days or months that I will be with you. I will always support the direction of the Department and I will share all my learnings, insights, and experiences with you. To me, a life that is not shared is a life that is not worth living”, he ended.

OIC-DED Ligutom was formerly assigned in the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Oman and Rome where he took care of the concerns of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), looked for their work opportunities, and prepared them for their reintegration to the country.

He is a Career Executive Service Officer (CESO III) and preceding to his assignment as Labor Attaché, he had been the Regional Director of DOLE Regional Office X (Northern Mindanao), Regional Office XI (Davao City), Regional Office IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), Regional Office Caraga Region, and Regional Office VI (Western Visayas). He was also the Director of the Bureau of Local Employment in 2008.