By Marisol Bo-oc | 09:00 AM May 12, 2022
Aster Caberte, assistant secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will serve as provincial administrator, governor-elect Erico Aristotle Aumentado announced Thursday.
According to Aumentado, Caberte, who is his cousin, has agreed to take the post.
Caberte was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of the DTI – Regional Operations Group on July 22, 2020.
Prior to her appointment as DTI Assistant Secretary, Caberte was the Regional Director of DTI-Central Visayas (Region 7) for 20 years. She was conferred the Executive of the Year Award in 2013 under the System on Performance, Rewards and Incentives of the Department. She also received the Secretary’s Award for the Conduct of Diskwento Caravan for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Her leadership has enabled DTI Region 7 to be among the Department’s outstanding regional agencies from 2014-2018 and among the best performing agencies in the country today.
During her stint as regional director, the DTI Region 7 Quality Management System (QMS) was consistently certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant starting in 2010. The Regional Office’s smooth transition to ISO 9001:2015 certification in 2017 and the maintenance of its good QMS in 2018 and 2019 may be attributed in part to her exemplary management ability.
Caberte’s career in the civil service commenced in the Ministry of Industry Medium and Small Coordinated Action Program (MASICAP). She then made a headway to DTI as Bohol’s Provincial Director from 1992 to 1998. She was later appointed as the Regional Director of DTI Region 7.
She obtained her BS Degree in Business Administration major in Economics from the University of San Carlos (Cebu City) and holds an MBA Degree in Business Management from the University of the Philippines (Cebu City).