NEDA XI welcomes new regional director
Davao City (12 November) -- Director Maria Lourdes Damaso Lim is the new Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Office XI.
Director Lim assumed the past vacated by Regional Director Nicasio Angelo J. Agustin who recently retired from the government service. She is also now the Vice-Chair of the Regional Development Council (RDC) XI.
Director Lim, who hails from Cotabato City, joined NEDA in 1978 as Development Researcher in NEDA Region XII, Cotabato City. She rose from the ranks and became the assistant regional director of NEDA XII in 1990 and eventually its regional director in 1996. While in Region XII, RD Lim held several positions in numerous organizations, including those related to the development of SOCSKSARGEN area.
She also heads various oversight committees and special projects. She authored numerous publications and other scholarly works which include a paper on Mainstreaming the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development: Establishing Effective Linkages Among the Key Development Bodies in Southern Philippines.
The new NEDA XI head is not new to Davao Region as she finished her Bachelor's Degree in Economics at the Ateneo de Davao University in 1978 and briefly worked as one of the university's college faculty before joining NEDA.
Director Lim finished her master's degree in economics at the UP-Diliman School of Economics where she also took her doctorate studies. She was also conferred a PH. D. in Institutional Development and Management, honoris causa. She is a career executive and has been conferred the rank of CESO II.
Lim's transfer comes at a time when NEDA XI has finally moved to its permanent home near the Davao City Special School at Km. 7, Bangkal, Davao City. All official communications shall now be addressed to the following:
MARIA LOURDES DAMASO LIM, CESO II
National Economic and Development Authority XI
NEDA-RDC XI Center
SPED Area, Km. 7, Bangkal, Davao City
NEDA's new telephone and facsimile numbers are: (082) 296-0161 to 64. (PIA) [top]