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DOLE MIMAROPA welcomes new Assistant Regional Director


CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO – A turn-over ceremony was held as Atty. Erwin N. Aquino assumed as new Assistant Regional Director of DOLE MIMAROPA on 08 June 2020.

Regional Director Albert E. Gutib led the ceremony as he formally welcomed his new tandem in driving the team of DOLE MIMAROPA. “We warmly welcome you to MIMAROPA and we are looking forward to working with you for the colleagues and clients of this region. Enjoy your stay in this family”

During his welcome speech, Director Gutib discussed the accomplishments as well as the remaining targets of this Office for year 2020.

From humble beginnings at DOLE in 1996, Atty. Aquino rose from the ranks as clerk III for seven (7) years. Eyeing to widen his horizon, he took his Bachelor of Laws and passed the 2006 Bar Examination then admitted on 04 May 2007. With the said career opportunity, Atty. Aquino served as Mediator-Arbiter in 2008. He is also one of the beneficiaries of management succession program (next generation of leaders).

First assignment as Assistant Regional Director was on February 2014 – September 2015 at DOLE CAR. He worked back as Mediator-Arbiter from October 2015 – December 2016. He was transferred in DOLE Region II as Assistant Regional Director from January 2017 to April 2018.  Prior to his new assignment, Atty. Aquino served as Assistant Regional Director in DOLE NCR.  

Serving DOLE for 25 years, Atty. Aquino is well-versed on working with the team towards achieving the common goal of this organization “All of you can count on me…I will be very supportive to all of you and I expect the same from all of you”, he ended.

Meanwhile, the outgoing ARD Bernardo B. Toriano will now be assigned as Field Office Head of DOLE Occidental Mindoro.

In his parting message, Toriano thanked DOLE MIMAROPA for the team’s effort as DOLE MIMAROPA’s four pillars passed the comprehensive assessment of CSC PRIME-HRM Maturity Level 2 last 11 December 2019 and a recipient of a bronze award this year; Toriano led the team in working with the CSC requirements.


Director Gutib expressed his earnest gratitude to former Assistant Regional Director Toriano as he said “Big thanks for the support extended to me and to our colleagues in MIMAROPA in the delivery of our programs and services. It was a good partnership!”

Administrative Order No. 110 series of 2020 signed by Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III directed for the re-assignment of the new Assistant Regional Director which took effect on 30 March 2020.


End/Emmanuel Antonio P. Portugal Jr.


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