Sec. Wendel E. Avisado, Filipino, 67 years old, was appointed as the Secretary for the Department of Budget and Management on 05 August 2019.
Sec. Avisado has an established career in public service, notable for his leadership and innovation. He was the Regional Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Region XI, from April 1986 to December 1992, and then for Region XII after until March 1993.
He left government service in March 1993 to become the Vice President for Legal and External Affairs of the JVA Management Corporation – a position he held until June 1998, and would assume again from July 2001 to June 2004.
Even with his engagement in the private sector, he continued to perform public service through the Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP), serving as its Executive Director from 1994 to August 2019.
Sec. Avisado was the City Administrator of Davao City from June 2004 to February 2010 and was elected as No. 1 City Councilor of the 1st District of Davao City in July 2010. This was cut short when he was appointed as Deputy Secretary General of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) on September 2010. He left HUDCC on April 2015 and served as the Acting Secretary General of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines until June 2016. His experience in administration and management was basis for his appointment as Presidential Assistant for Special Concerns overseeing the rehabilitation of the areas affected by TS Yolanda from November 2016 to August 2019, a post he held prior to his current appointment as Budget Secretary.
Sec. Avisado was also an educator, serving in the academe as Professor of the Ateneo de Davao University College of Law from 1990 to 1991, and the University of the Philippines School of Management from 2007 to 2009.
Sec. Avisado completed his undergraduate degree in BA Political Science from the Southern Island Colleges. He pursued his law degree in the Ateneo de Davao University College of Law, graduating cum laude.