Retired Major General Eduardo D. del Rosario, Filipino, 63 years old, was appointed as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) on 12 July 2017 and as ad interim Secretary of the newly created Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) on 04 January 2020. Since his appointment as Chairman of HUDCC on 12 July 2017, Secretary del Rosario has served as the Chairman of the 11- member Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees.
Secretary del Rosario served the military for nearly 37 years, until his compulsory retirement in November 2012. He has occupied key positions in the Philippine military, which include serving as General Officer-in-Charge of the Southern Luzon Command, Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, among others. He also headed "Task Force Kalihim" in August 2012, which successfully conducted the search and retrieval operations for the remains of the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse M. Robredo from a plane wreckage under the sea near the Province of Masbate. He received the Bakas Parangal ng Kabayanihan for accomplishing this mission.
After his retirement from the military, Secretary del Rosario was appointed as the Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense, while concurrently serving as the Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) from February 2013 to May 2014. On 30 June 2016, he was appointed as Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Retiree Affairs of the Department of National Defense, a position he held until his appointment to HUDCC.
Secretary del Rosario is also the head of “Task Force Bangon Marawi”, mandated to oversee the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Marawi City.
Secretary del Rosario took up Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in Adamson University before joining the Philippine Military Academy. He was a member of the 1980 Class Mapitagan, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Military Science. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Philippine Christian University in 2012, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 1994.
Secretary del Rosario has attended seminars on public governance and orientations about the key shelter agencies’ operations.