DepEd undersecretary and UA&P alumnus

DepEd undersecretary and UA&P alumnus

by UA&P News Desk on June 9, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Department of Education (DepEd) finance and administration undersecretary Francisco Varela graduated from the Center for Research and Communication (CRC) with a master’s degree in Industrial Economics.

Mr. Varela, an investment banker and the youngest among the new DepEd officials, seeks to address bureaucratic challenges involved in his office. He joined the administration of education secretary Armin Luistro in 2010.

He worked as an economist for CRC and program director of the University of Asia and the Pacific flagship Industrial Economics program. Mr. Varela is also a columnist for BusinessWorld and the Philippine Daily Inquirer and a trustee in various foundations and corporations.

Mr. Varela recently appeared with his young son flashing the Laban sign and President Benigno Aquino III in a photo published as lead in major dailies and online news sites. #

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