MW Juanito P. Abergas

MW Juanito P. Abergas

Masonic Year: 
2011

Capsule Biography of the Grand Master

I. PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES:

a. Born on June 24, 1942 in San Anton, San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija
b. Married to EUGENIA “Jenny” B.Tabora, a businesswoman.
c. Blessed with four children:

Jefrey, male, born on October 17, 1972, finished college at the Dela Salle University in 1993 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Married to Kathleen Kristina Salazar, a graduate of Industrial Engineering also at Dela Salle University and blessed with four (4) children named, Joaquin Karlo, Joshua Kaleb and twin daughters Julia Kasandra and Jeannine Kayla.

Joderick, male, born on October 22, 1974, finished college at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Economics.

Jertie, female, born on May 12, 1977, finished college at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts and an aspiring professional photographer.

Jacklyn Anne, female, born on November 5, 1980, finished college at Ateneo de Manila University with the degree in Interdisciplinary Studies on 2002, pursuing her Masters in Arts Degree (Motion Picture and TV), major in script writing at the Academy of Arts University, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

II. ACADEMIC DEGREES:

a. Undergraduate:
1. Associate in Surveying – Araullo Lyceum, Cabanatuan City – 1961
2. Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – Mapua Institute of Technology – 1966
b. Graduate:
1. Master in Management – Philippine Christian University – 1996
2. Master in Business Administration – St. Francis de Asissi College – 1998
c. Board Examinations Passed:
1. Private Land Surveyor – Manila – 1963
2. Geodetic Engineer (RA 4374) – Manila – 1965
3. Civil Engineer – Manila – 1967
4. Unassembled Examination – Manila – 1969
5. Civil Service Commission – Manila – 1971

III. ACADEMIC AWARDS AND OTHER DISTINCTIONS:

1. Presidential Citation Malacanang Palace – 1969
2. Most Outstanding Project Engineer Region XI, Quezon City – 1976
3. Most Outstanding Asst. Engineer Region XI, Davao City – 1984
4. Leadership Award Phil. Institute of Awards – 1988
5. Distinguished Service Award NC R, Manila – 1989
6. Outstanding Achievement Award NC R, Manila – 1992
7. Most Distinguished Alumni Award MIT, Manila – 1997
8. Citation for Distinguished Performance O ffice of the Secretary, DPH – 1998
9. Ten Outstanding Mapua Alumni Mapua Institute of Technology – 1998
10. Special Civil Service Award Phil. Civil Service, Davao City – 1999
11. Ten Outstanding Public Servant, Region XI Phil. Civil Service, Davao City – 2000
12. Outstanding Alumnus Award, MIT MIT-CE-ENSE Alumni Asso. – 2000
13. Presidential Legion of Honor Malacanang Palace, Manila – 2007

IV. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:

1. Civil Engineering, Aide I CEO -BPH, Quezon City – 1967-1968
2. Civil Engineering Aide II CEO -BPH, Quezon City – 1968-1971
3. Associate Civil Engineer CEO -BPH, Quezon City – 1971
4. Civil Engineer DPH-HDEO, Quezon City – 1972-1974
5. Senior Civil Engineer XIth H-way Regional Office – 1974-1975
6. Supervising Civil Engr I XIth H-way Regional Office – 1975
7. Supervising Civil Engr. III XIth H-way Regional Office – 1975-1977
8. Asst. H-way District Engineer MPH-DCEO, Davao City – 1977-1982
9. Asst. District Engineer MPWH, DCEO, Davao City – 1982-1983
10. OIC-District Engineer MPWH-DCEO, Davao City – 1983
11. Asst. District Engineer MPWH-DCEO, Davao City – 1984-1988
12. District Engineer 2nd MMED, NCR-DPWH – 1988
13. District Engineer Region IV-A, DPWH, EDSA – 1988-1989
14. District Engineer TMMED-DPWH, Malabon – 1989-1995
15. Asst. Regional Director DPWH, NCR – 1995-1998
16. Regional Director IV DPWH, R.O. XI, Davao City – 1998-2002
17. Regional Director IV DPWH, R.O. 7, Cebu City – 2002-2006
18. Assistant Secretary DPWH, Port Area, Manila – 2006-2007
Retired

V. OTHER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

1. Treasurer District and City Engineers League of the Phils. – 1996
2. Vice-President MIT-CE-ENSE Alumni Assn. Inc. – 1999
3. President MIT-CE-ENSE Alumni Assn., So. Mindanao Chapter – 2001
4. Vice-President Road Eng’g. Association of the Philippines – 2002
5. Member Road Eng’g. Association of Australia – 2002
6. Vice-President Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Inc. – 2006
7. President Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Inc. – 2007
8. Chairman PICE, Committee on International Affairs – 2008
9. Auditor Road Engineering Association of the Phils. – 2007
10. Chairman PICE Nomination Committee – 2008
11. Consultant PICE Building Project – 2008
12. Member, College of Fellows, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers Inc. – 2009

VI. SEMINARS/CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:

1. Materials Testing Control DPWH, Quezon City Apr. 1967
2. Management and Application for PERT/CPM ISSI-UP Dec. 1970
3. Project Management ACCEP-UP Apr. 1972
4. Identifying Opportunity for Cost Reduction BPH, Manila Mar. 1973
5. Highway Bridge & Airport Design BPH, Manila Apr. 1975
6. Junior Executive Training CSC , Davao City N ov. 1977
7. Program for Executive Development DAP, Davao City O ct. 1979
8. Seminar-New Maintenance Mgt. System MPWH, Manila May 1980
9. Seminar on Building Code (PD 1096) MPWH, Cagayan de Oro City O ct. 1984
10. Port & Harbor Facilities and Related Structures MPWH, Manila June 1985
11. Seminar on Filipino Ideology DPWH, Davao City Sept. 1985
12. PICE National Mid-Year Convention PICE, Davao City July 1988
13. Conference for DPWH Key Field Officials DPWH, Manila July 1988
14. Convention on Rural Development District & City Engineers League of the Phil. Nov. 1988
15. Performance Appraisal & More System DPWH, NCR Oct. 1989
16. Workshop-Convention of DACEL District & City Engineers League of the Phil. Nov 1989
17. International Workshop on Flood Protection&Drainage for Asean Cities DPWH,Manila Feb. 1990
18. Seminar-Public Moral Dimensions & Dynamics DPWH, Manila Mar. 1990
19. Seminar on PD 1594 as amended PICE, Quezon City May 1990
20. Seminar-Convention of DACEL Distric & City Engineers League of the Phil. Dec. 1991
21. Managerial Course for District Engineers DPWH, Manila July 1992
22. Symposium on Flood Control and Sewer Technology DFA, Pasay City N ov. 1994
23. Joint Conference on Peace and Order Summit DILG, NAPOLCOM July 1995
24. Training on Automatic Sewer & Catch Basin Maintenance Equipment, U.S.A.SRECO, OHIO, USA Feb. 1996
25. Sustaining Civil Eng’g. Thru Research and Development PICE, Manila N ov. 1996
26. Seminar-South Expressway & LRT Rerouting REAP, Manila Dec. 1996
27. Short Course on Solid Waste Management for Environment Preservation Association for Overseas Technical Scholars Feb. 1997
28. Seminar-Bridging the gap to better Phils. Road Eng’g Association of the Philippines, Inc., Quezon City July 1997
29. 1st Int’l. Civil Eng’g. Convention in the Asia Region Theme: Asian Infrastructure, Sustainable Development and Project Management American and Japan Society of Civil Engineers Manila Hotel Feb. 1998
30. Transportation System the next Millenium REAP, Quezon City June 1998
31. DPWH Centennial Lecture Series DPWH & DACEL June 1998
32. Seminar on Sustainable Development DPWH AMMS, Mla. Sept. 1998
33. Seminar on Subaybayan ang Wastong Pagsakatuparan-ang programang paggasta ng Kuarta ng Bayan sa infrastraktura PICE, Manila N ov. 1998
34. DIDP Master Planning Study Japan Int’l. Coop Agency Japan Jan. 1999
35. PICE: Partners in Economic Recovery thru Sustaining Development PICE, Pampanga June 1999
36. Provincial Agri-Industrial Forum with the National Government Sector ACCEED, Makati City July 1999
37. Quest for Excellence in Road Engineering Road Eng’g Association of the Philippines, Inc., Quezon City July 1999
38. Field Inspection Urban Expressway System JICA, Bangkok, Thailand Sept. 1999
39. XX1st World Road Congress JICA Technical Exchange, Program Malaysia O ct. 1999
40. PLDT & Highways Linkage Meeting on “Domestic Fiber Optic Network PLDT, Davao City Nov. 1999
41. Civil Engineering in the 3rd Millenium PICE, Cebu City Nov. 1999
42. Conference and 67th & 68th Council Meeting Road Eng’g. Asso. Of Asia and Australia, Tokyo, Japan Sept. 2000
43. Convention on Poverty & Public Governance Nat’l. Council of CES Org., Inc. PICC, Pasay Sept. 2000
44. Observation Tour of Various Infrastructure New Zealand and Australia Sept. 2000
45. Seminar on Infrastructure in the new Millenium Technology in the Service of the Society PICE, Manila Nov. 2000
46. Seminar on how to maximize the use of Technology & Managing Change RIMSS, Manila March 2001
47. Study Tour-Philippine Road-Management Reform Project Australia & New Zealand Sept. 2001
48. Seminar on Mgt. Development for Executives DPWH, Central Office June 2003
49. Forum on School Building. Const. Under World Bank’s Second Social Expenditure Mgt. Project DPWH, Central Office Aug. 2003
50. Seminar on Total Quality Management for Executives DPWH, Central Office Sept. 2003
51. Reorientation Course for Regional Directors and Bureau Directors DPWH, Central Office Nov. 2003
52. Introduction to Information Technology and Basic Networking Executives DPWH, Central Office April 2004
53. Information Technology Training for Executives DPWH, Davao City June 2004

VII. MASONIC HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS:
• Mother Lodge Toril Lodge No. 208
• Dual Member Mandaluyong City Lodge No. 277
• Plural Member: Intramuros Lodge No. 363
San Leonardo Lodge No. 386
• Charter Member Ang Tipolo Lodge No. 334
• Honorary Member Mabini Lodge No. 39
• Initiated Toril Lodge No. 208 O ct. 5, 1985
• Passed Toril Lodge No. 208 O ct. 28, 1985
• Raised Toril Lodge No. 208 N ov. 23, 1985
• Junior Warden Mandaluyong City Lodge No. 277 1990
• Senior Warden Mandaluyong City Lodge No. 277 1991
• Worshipful Master Mandaluyong City Lodge No. 277 1992
• District Deputy Grand Master Masonic District No 9-A 1993
• Most Outstanding Worshipful Master Grand Lodge of the Phils. 1993
• Special Achievement Award – 1994
• Grand Marshal – 1995
• Regional Grand Lecturer – 1999
• Grand Master’s Award of Merit – 2001
• Hiram Award – 2001
• Junior Grand Warden – 2008
• Senior Grand Warden – 2009
• Deputy Grand Master – 2010

A. Committee assignments, Grand Lodge of the Philippines
• Vice-Chairman Executive Committee, ANCOM 1992
• Chairman Committee on Building & Temples 2008
• Trustee Financial Relief Assistance Program (FRAP) 2008
• Chairman Committee on Finance 2010
• Chairman Committee on Administration on Lodges Returns & Charter 2010
• Member Committee on Foreign Correspondence and Foreign Relations 2010
• Adviser Committee on Masonic Temples & Buildings 2010
• Chairman Committee on ANCOM Evaluation 2010
• Chairman Committee for Appendant Bodies & Sponsored Organization 2010
• Vice-Chairman Financial Relief Assistance Program (FRAP) 2010
• Chairman Committee on Dormitory Building 2010
• Chairman Committee on Masonic Park 2010

B. Committee Assignments, Supreme Council, 33
• Member Committee on th Revision of Ritual 2008
• Vice-Chairman Committee on Fraternal Relations 2008
• Chairman Committee on Charter 2008-2010
• Chairman Committee on Publications 2008-2010
• Chairman Committee on Building 2008-2010
• Member Committee on Ways and Means 2008-2010

C. SUPREME COUNCIL, 33, A&BSR
• 32º MRS Davao Bodies, A & ASR 1986
(demitted 1993 & affiliated with Quezon City Bodies, A & ASR in Dec. 1993)
• 32º KCCH Quezon City Bodies, A & ASR 1994
• 32º IGH Quezon City Bodies, A & ASR 1997
• Wise Master C hapter of Rose Croix, Quezon City Bodies 1994
• Commander C ouncil of Kadosh do 1995
• Almoner Lodge of Perfection do 1994
• Orator Lodge of Perfection do 1995
• Junior Warden Lodge of Perfection do 1996
• Senior Warden Lodge of Perfection do 1997
• Venerable Master Lodge of Perfection do 1998
• Bodies Supervisor Orient of Quezon City and Rizal 2000
• Valley Deputy Orient of Quezon City and Rizal 2001-2004
• SGIG, 33º Orient of Quezon City and Rizal 2005
• Acting SGIG, 33º Orient of Bulacan and Pampanga 2006
• Grand Almoner Supreme Council, 330, A&ASR 2007
• Asst. Grand Secretary General Supreme Council, 33º, A&ASR 2008
• Grand Secretary General Supreme Council, 33º, A&ASR 2008
• Sovereign Grand Commander S upreme Council, 33º, A & ASR 2011-to date