Dir. Lourdes P. Estioco hands over the key of responsibility to Director Gil G. Caragayan as the new head of NCMB-CAR on September 16, 2015. NCMB Officer-in-Charge Shirley M. Pascual, witnessed the turnover and acceptance ceremony held at the Conference Room of CAR Office.

The reassignment of regional directors is a program of NCMB that aims to equip regional directors with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of managing and leading the operations of regional branches in different geographical locations and cultural diversity.

To express gratitude to Director Estioco for her admirable dedication as head of RCMB-CAR for more than a year, Mr. Cesar D. Cacayuran prepared a short video presentation that highlighted therewarding endeavor and happy moments of CAR staff with the outgoing director.

Director Lourdes P. Estioco, who is reassigned to NCMB Region IV-B expressed thanks to the CAR staff for their support and cooperation during her stint as director of the Cordillera Region.

Director Gil Caragayan in response vows to accomplish the remaining targets of the branch as he solicits participation and teamwork from the CAR staff.

Director Caragayan, an Ilonggo from Calinog, Iloilo, started his stint as director of Regions IV-B, IV-A, and V before he was reassigned to the Cordillera Region. His career started at the then Ministry of Labor and Employment as Senior Management & Audit Analyst. He joined NCMB as Senior Labor Development Officer and rose from the ranks to become one of the first batch of conciliator-mediators of the Board in 1989.

Competent and hardworking, he received the 2000 DOLE’s Kapwa Award-Corps of High Performing Conciliator-Mediators and the 2002 PAG-ASA Award. Additionally, he was also Labor-Maagap Awardee given by Organized Response for the Advancement of Society. To cap it all, he holds the distinction of being promoted twice, first as full-fledge Director II on September 27, 2013 five days thereafter. Cesar D. Cacayuran.-RCMB-CAR