Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua officiated the virtual oath taking ceremony of Ms. Phlorita A. Ridao and Ms. Priscilla R. Sonido as Director IV on 9 September 2020. It was witnessed by Regional Development Group OIC-Usec. Mercedita A. Sombilla, Asec. Greg L. Pineda, RDS Dir. Remedios S. Endencia, and AS Dir. Monica P. Pagunsan, among others.

Acting NEDA Secretary Chua officiating the oath of office of RD Sonido (left) and RD Ridao (right) (Photo Courtesy: Mr. Allan Christopher D. Dacanay)

RD Ridao joined NEDA in April 1989 as Economic Development Specialist I. She was appointed as Assistant Regional Director in April 2015 and assigned to Region IX. She was designated as OIC- Regional Director of NEDA Regional Office IX in August 2018.

Moreover, RD Sonido was the Assistant Regional Director in NEDA XI prior to her appointment as Director IV. Her regional assignment has yet to be announced. (Zeanneville B. Tindoc, NEDA IX)