Congratulations, DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año!
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año was confirmed by the Commission of Appointments last February 6, 2019.
Eduardo M. Año graduated from the Doña Aurora High School, now known as Roosevelt College, Inc., San Mateo, in 1979. He is a native of San Mateo and regularly attends homecomings in RCI San Mateo with his wife Jean Joselyn Maria Dioso, who is also an alumna of the same school.
From RCI, Eduardo entered the Philippine Military Academy and graduated as part of the PMA Matikas Class of 1983. His distinguished career in the Philippine Army spanned 34 years, from 1983 to 2017. He was chief of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines from 2012 to 2014 before being appointed commander of the 10th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army.
He became the 57th Commanding General of the Philippine Army in July 2015 and, in December 2016, the 48th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. On his retirement in October 2017, he was immediately named Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government and then took over the DILG as officer-in-charge.
Eduardo has been awarded many distinguished military medals for leading successful exploits against enemies of the State and for his integrity as a soldier and upstanding citizen. Among these awards are the following:
- ang Sagisag ng Ulirang Kawal for community development activities;
- ang Gawad sa Kaunlaran, the 2nd-highest distinction presented by the AFP to civilians and government officials for accomplishing the peaceful objectives of the AFP or improving the lives of military personnel;
- the PMA Cavalier Award;
- 10 Military Commendation medals for exemplary execution of military duty;
- the Silver Wing Medal for operations against the enemy while in aerial flight;
- 36 Military Merit medals for heroic service of military action against an enemy;
- 24 Bronze Cross medals for heroism involving risk of life in intelligence operations and voluntary action in the face of great danger above and beyond the call of duty
- the Silver Cross
- the Philippine Legion of Honor or Lehiyong Pandangal ng Pilipinas (Degree of Chief Commander or Punong Komandante), for life achievement in public service
- the Gold Cross, recognizing gallantry in action
- 4 Distinguished Service Stars, the 3rd-highest military award of the AFP, for eminently meritorious and valuable service rendered while holding a position of great responsibility; and
- the Presidential Medal of Merit for outstanding service to the President given by the Republic of the Philippines.
We thank you for the pride that you have brought Roosevelt College, Inc.!