The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) welcomes the appointments of Ricardo L. Bobis, Jr. as Director of the Local Government Units Operations Service (LGUOS) in the Central Office, and two new Regional Directors namely, Anastacia R. Llaneta of the BLGF Regional Office (RO) No. V, and Melvin Joy L. Yu of the BLGF RO No. XIII (Caraga).

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued their appointments, all as Director II, on 06 October 2021 which were transmitted by Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, in his letters of even date, to Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez of the Department of Finance (DOF).

The newly appointed BLGF Directors took their Oaths of Office before Secretary Dominguez on 18 October 2021, via Zoom, and witnessed by BLGF Executive Director Niño Raymond B. Alvina.

Mr. Bobis was the Chief of the BLGF’s Information Systems Management Division (ISMD) and the designated Acting Director for LGUOS since 2019. Before joining the BLGF in 2018, he was the municipal treasurer of the Municipality of San Antonio, Zambales. Mr. Bobis is a Career Executive Service Eligible (CESE) conferred by the Career Executive Service Board (CESB), and a passer of the Basic Competency on Local Treasury Examination (BCLTE), an eligibility granted by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), in partnership with the DOF, through the BLGF, to professionalize the treasury service under the Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) program. He earned his graduate degrees in management and international development from the University of the Philippines and the International University of Japan, respectively.

Ms Llaneta rose from the ranks and has been with the BLGF for 33 years of dedicated service, starting in 1986 as a senior stenographer in the DOF, and transferred to the BLGF as a bookkeeper, and eventually held the positions of loan examiner and local treasury examiner, then moved up as a supervising local treasury examiner in 2001, until her promotion as Financial Analyst IV of BLGF RO No. V in 2015. She was designated to head the regional operations of BLGF in 2019. Ms Llaneta holds a graduate diploma in public administration from the Flinders University of South Australia, and passed the BCLTE in 2017 and the CESB’s Career Executive Service Written Examination in 2018.

Mr. Yu, on the other hand, was the Local Treasury Operations Officer IV of BLGF RO No. XIII since 2017. He first joined the BLGF in 2015, bringing with him 13 years of private bank experience, including information, communication and technology services, and CESB’s conferment of CESE in 2008. He passed both the BCLTE and the Intermediate Competency in Local Treasury Examination (ICLTE)  of the DOF-CSC in 2016 and 2018, respectively. He was eventually designated as Acting Regional Director of BLGF RO No. XIII in January 2020. Mr. Yu holds a graduate degree in business administration from Saint Paul University Surigao in 2003.