EDWIN ANDOT, NEW OIC, REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR DENR X

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Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez has designated Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Edwin B. Andot as the OIC, Regional Director for Northern Mindanao.

The move is part on the continuing reorganization of the department and  embodied in DENR Special Order No. 2017 -  235 dated March 13, 2017. 

Agriculture/aquaculture development, community organizing and governance, corporate planning and management, sectoral mobilization and networking, manpower development and agri-business are his field of competencies. 

A resident of Cagayan de Oro City, OIC, Regional Director Andot is an Agricultural Engineer by profession, a farmer  and comes from the civil society organization.  He had stint as a consultant of the Natural Resources Development Corporation, an attached agency of DENR. 

The new Regional Director had worked as a consultant of various organizations like the Justice Project Phil. Foundation, Ecosystem Work for Essential Benefits, Center for Alternative Rural Technology and Land Bank of the Philippines.  He was once a consultant of the provincial governments of  Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental.

From 2000 to 2012, he was the chairman of the Regional Agriculture and Fishery Council (RAFC)  Region 10 and elected as national president of RAFC Association of the Philippines from 2008 to 2010.  

He is the founding president of the Chamber of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Industries of Northern Mindanao, Inc. and Philippine Vegetable Industry Development Board. 

He also served as barangay chairman of Salvacion, Kadingilan, Bukidnon from 1994 to 2001. 

OIC, Regional Director Andot first joined the government as project  manager of Southern Philippines Development Authority from 1981 to 1992. 

He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. (RSCIS # 03-51-2017)