Alain Del B. Pascua | Undersecretary for Administration
Department of education

Alain Del B. Pascua, Undersecretary for Administration, Department of education

Usec. Alain Pascua is a product of public elementary education, having studied in Gerona North Central School in Tarlac. Both of his parents were also public school teachers, and had spent all their working years teaching in various public schools till their retirement. He then went to Mary Help of Christians Seminary in Binmaley, Pangasinan, where he studied classic secondary education. 

He spent his college days in Adamson University in Manila at the time when student activism was on the rise after the lifting of Martial Law. He was the first president of the Adamson University Student Government ever elected for two consecutive terms. During that time, he founded the National Association of Student Councils of the Philippines or NASCOP, and represented the country at the World Youth Congress in Moscow, at the Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR. When he finished his Civil Engineering studies, he was awarded by the Vicentian Fathers with a Presidential Medallion and Campus and Community Leadership Awards.

He has served in government in different capacities -- as an Executive Assistant in the Employees Compensation Commission, as an Assistant Secretary of the National Anti-Poverty Commission or NAPC, and as Chief Political Affairs Officer of Senator Ping Lacson. He was also a political consultant to many elected government officials, yet he finds time to advance his personal advocacies for the environment. Not many know that he is one of the leading and best wild bird photographers of the country. He is internationally known as such and has contributed his outstanding photographs in many books and publications. He has launched last April 2017 his coffee table book Haring Ibon – The Great Philippine Eagle, the first book to focus solely on the critically endangered Philippine Eagle.

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones was his teacher when he took up Masteral studies in public administration at the National College of Public Administration and Governance at the University of the Philippines. Professor Briones would later on recommend him to be the Philippine Secretary-General of the Social Watch Global Assembly where he coordinated and liaised with more than a hundred foreign delegates from over 70 countries from different parts of the world.

At the start of the new government, upon the recommendation of Secretary Briones, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte appointed him Undersecretary of the Department of Education, where he now supervises 3 major services and 4 major divisions - the Administrative Service, the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service, the Information and Communications Technology Service, the Education Facilities Division, the Schools Health Division, the Youth Formation Division, and the Baguio Teachers Camp. 

The School Building Program, Computerization Program, School-based Feeding Program and Disaster-related Quick Response Program, which he handles thru the services and divisions under his strand, already encompasses more than 60% of the entire program funds of the Department of Education.


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