The BLGF welcomes the appointment of its two new Regional Directors, namely Gerardo A. Avorque of BLGF Region VIII and Geriebeth G. Dela Torre of BLGF Region IV-A (Calabarzon).

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte issued the appointment letters of Mr. Avorque and Ms Dela Torre, both as Director II of the BLGF, on 15 May 2020 and 03 July 2020, respectively.

Prior to joining the BLGF, Director Avorque started his career at the Provincial Treasury Office of the Province of Leyte in 1980, where he rose from the ranks to become its Assistant Provincial Treasurer in 2007, and was appointed by Secretary Dominguez as the Provincial Treasurer of Leyte in 2017. He is a career executive service eligible (CESE) and among the pioneer passers of the first and second level competency examinations for local treasurers of the Civil Service Commission, under the DOF-BLGF’s Standardized Examination and Assessment for Local Treasury Service (SEAL) Program.

Director Del Torre, on the other hand, has been heading the BLGF Region IV-A in her capacity as its Acting Regional Director since July 2019. She started her career in the BLGF in 1989 at the Cordillera Administrative Region, and moved to the Central Office Manila in 2015 as Chief of the Capacity Building Division. She served as Acting Director II of the LGU Operations Service from 2016 to 2019, where she led the implementation of the SEAL and other various professional development programs for local treasurers and assessors. Director Dela Torre is a real estate appraiser, with diploma in property studies from the University of Queensland, and is experienced in heading provincial and municipal treasury operations.

Regional Directors Avorque and Dela Torre took their oaths of office before Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez, via Zoom, on 25 June 2020 and 30 July 2020, respectively, together with the other presidential appointees in the Department of Finance (DOF) and its attached agencies, and witnessed by DOF Undersecretary Antonette C. Tionko and BLGF Executive Director Nino Raymond B. Alvina.

Regional Director Avorque (second row, third from left) taking his Oath of Office before Secretary Dominguez, and witnessed by Undersecretary Tionko and Executive Director Alvina

Regional Director Dela Torre (second row, right most) taking her Oath of Office before Secretary Dominguez, and witnessed by Executive Director Alvina