The Secretary

Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD)

Secretary Del Rosario is the first-ever Secretary of the newly created Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) where he concurrently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Housing Authority (NHA), Social Housing Finance Corporation (SHFC), Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF/Pag-IBIG) and National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation (NHMFC) when he was appointed by the President on January 2020.

He was also appointed as the Chairperson of Task Force Bangon Marawi on October 2017 to spearhead the massive rehabilitation of Marawi City that was destroyed during the 5-month long Islamic Terrorist Siege from May to October 2017.

Upon the assumption of the Duterte Administration, he was first appointed as DND Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Retiree Affairs in July 2016 and after a year, as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) on July 2017 until his appointment as Secretary of DHSUD.

Prior to his military retirement in November 2012, he served as the General Officer in Charge of Southern Luzon Command where he headed Task Force Kalihim tasked to conduct Search, Rescue and Recovery Operations of the late DILG Secretary Jessie Robredo and 2 pilots in Masbate where he was conferred the Bakas ng Parangal Award.

After his retirement in 2012, he was appointed as the Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense and concurrently, Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) with the rank of Undersecretary from February 2013 to May 2014.

Secretary Del Rosario brings with him significant experiences gained from serving as the General Officer-in-Charge of the Southern Luzon Command; and Commander of the following Army and AFP Units: the 2nd Infantry Division; Civil Relations Service; 803rd and 1003rd Infantry Brigades; Joint AFP Special Operations Group; Task Force Davao; Civil Affairs Group and the 73rd Infantry Battalion.

He has served the government with diligence and integrity as a military officer and as a government official for 43 years where he distinguished himself in providing untiring service to the Filipino People.