Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag, PhD
Commissioner Aldrin Arenas Darilag serves the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) by progressively leading the advancement of a wide array of relevant and timely disciplines in higher education. This is exemplified through his work as the Oversight Commissioner for Teacher Education and Teacher Quality, Gender and Development, Extension Programs for State Universities and Colleges, and the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Tropical Biology (SEAMEO Biotrop); and as a Champion for Futures Thinking and Cultural Education.
Included in his notable achievements in the time of COVID19 pandemic are spearheading the Eastern Visayas Higher Education Institutions – Flexible Learning Management Systems Consortium in Region VIII, leading the Working on Resilience and Innovation for Teaching Excellence in Region XI, and organizing a region-wide flexible learning initiatives and consortium programs of the 170 higher education institutions of Region V in partnership with the Bicol Foundation for Higher Education.
Prior to his appointment as CHED Commissioner, Commissioner Darilag has served the higher education landscape in various capacities – as Director for Human Resource Management Services of De La Salle Philippines; as Head of the HR Commission of the Lasallian School Network; as Vice President for Academic Services at St. Paul University Surigao; as Dean of the Graduate School of St. Paul University Manila; as Vice President for Research, Planning, and Extension Services of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina; as Associate Professorial Lecturer at De La Salle University Manila-Br. Andrew Gonzales College of Education, as Adjunct Faculty of various Private Higher Education Institutions like Holy Angel University, Far Eastern University, University of Santo Tomas, and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.
Commissioner Darilag finished his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Management, has earned PhD units in Science Education, major in Biology, and finished his Master of Education, major in School Leadership at the De La Salle University – Manila. He also has a Master’s Degree in Medical Technology at the University of Santo Tomas (UST). He is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP), a Registered Medical Technologist (RMT) and a Registered Nurse (RN).
On top of all these academic pursuits and behind all these noteworthy accomplishments, Commissioner Darilag maintains his primary role in life as a devoted family man and a loving husband to his wife, Maricel.