Former DTI Region VI OIC-RD Ermelinda P. Pollentes passes the key of responsibility to new OIC-RD Rachel N. Nufable during the turn-over ceremony held last October 18, 2023 at the DTI Regional Office VI

WESTERN VISAYAS – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region VI has a new leader at the helm. Former Assistant Regional Director, Rachel N. Nufable, has assumed the role of Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Regional Director, effective October 29, 2023. Her appointment follows the retirement of the esteemed former OIC-Regional Director, Ermelinda P. Pollentes, who concluded her 43-year career in public service.

OIC-RD Nufable’s appointment was made official through DTI Memorandum Order No. 23-3662, series of 2023.

On October 18, 2023, a symbolic handover of responsibilities took place during a retirement celebration held at the DTI Regional Office VI where OIC-RD Pollentes marked her retirement with a heartfelt send-off.

In her parting words, OIC-RD Pollentes not only bid farewell but also laid down a challenge for all: to carry forward her legacy, especially her initiatives in Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) for Region VI.

She envisioned a promising future for Western Visayas, aspiring for it to become the ” Healthcare Information Management System (HIMS) Capital of the World” and a seedbed for startups, setting the goal of achieving this by 2028.

With OIC-RD Nufable now at the helm, the future of DTI Region VI holds great promise as it continues to strive towards these lofty goals. ♦

Date of release: 03 October 2023