Mario G. Montejo

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Secretary Montejo, a mechanical engineer by profession and an innovator, believes that the use of science and technology is always a sound development model for the improvement of the individual and society in terms of improved processes, products, services.

With his substantial background in engineering design and innovation spanning more than 20 years, he was selected as the 2014 UP Alumni Association (UPAA) Most Distinguished Alumnus, and 2011 Distinguished Alumnus in Science and Technology. In 2010, the UP College of Engineering has named him one of the “100 Outstanding Alumni Engineers of the Century” during the Centennial celebration of the University of the Philippines.

Before joining the government service, Secretary Montejo was president of several engineering related firms along with the more recent ecotourism-related company.

His motto, ‘Local technology works!’ affirms a belief in the creativity of Filipinos particularly the Philippine scientific community.