Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC introduced on Monday newly appointed officials Mario A. Deriquito as Undersecretary and Lorna D. Dino as Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education.
A former Senior Director from the private sector, Deriquito imparts DepEd his experience in public service by conceptualizing and leading education initiatives such as “The Entire Nation Moves”, or more widely known as TEN Moves campaign, to raise funds for classrooms in public schools.
The newly-appointed Undersecretary is a graduate from the Ateneo de Manila University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering. He has participated in the International Visitor Program of the US State Department back in the year 2000, and was also a part of the pilot class of Bridging Leadership Training Program of the Asian Institute of Management. In addition, he has undergone a Leadership Enhancement Acceleration Program from the joint effort of HarvardUniversityand the Bank of Philippine Islands.
On the other hand, with more than 30 years of academic expertise and managerial experience, Dino has been accustomed to the DepEd ways – from being a teacher in the Division of Sorsogon to being a regional director in CALABARZON. She is also a trainer/resource speaker of various subjects such as reading education, leadership and management, English proficiency and public speaking.
Dino has completed the academic requirements for a doctorate degree in educational management at the University of St. Anthonyand has a Master of Arts degree from the AnnunciationCollege. Moreover, she is also a diplomat in Language Studies, which she obtained from the University of the Philippines Open University on a scholarship. She has also attended a series of trainings and numerous conferences concerning education and leadership.
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