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Dr. SEVILLO D. DAVID JR., CESO III

DR. SEVILLO D. DAVID, JR.Dr. Sevillo D. David Jr., is the 11th and current Executive Director of the National Water Resources Board (NWRB), by virtue of his appointment in January 24, 2014.
Dr. David completed his degree of Bachelor of Science in Geology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman in 1986. He started his professional career by garnering first place in the Professional Licensure Examination for Geologists in the same year. During his stint with Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Dr. David has earned his Masteral and Doctoral Degrees in Earth Science at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France in 1990 and 1994 respectively, followed by a Research Fellowship grant at the Geosciences Azur in Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne, France in 1997.

Upon entering the government service with the MGB in 1986, he has worked his way up from a Geologist to Supervising Science Research Specialist and as officer-in-charge of the Lands Geological Survey Division. Considered as Chief Geologist of MGB, Dr. David supervised major programs on mineral resources exploration, groundwater resources assessment and geohazards assessment, He was instrumental in the implementation of the National Geohazards Assessment and Mapping Program, considered as a priority program of the Government to address disaster risk reduction and strategy for climate change adaptation.

Dr. David was seconded by the Philippine Government as Regional Expert of the Coordinating Committee for Geosciences Programmes in East and Southeast Asia (CCOP), an intergovernmental organization based in Bangkok, Thailand in 2000 – 2004. He also has some stint as professorial lecturer in Geology at the National Institute of Geological Sciences at University of the Philippines in Diliman in 1994 to 1996 and is presently a member of the Technical Panel for Geology of the Commission on Higher Education.

Dr. David underwent the four-stage CES Eligibility examination process and was conferred the CES Eligibility in January 2014. Subsequently, he was appointed to CESO Rank III on October 13, 2015.

He is married to Marietta Jarabe David from Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro.