WILFREDO E. CABRAL, PhD
RD Willie or UWC (acronym for USec. Wilfredo Cabral), as he is fondly called, is the Regional Director of DepEd National Capital Region and the current Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Undersecretary for Human Resource and Organizational Development.
He runs the operational activities and provide strategic directions and leadership to the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development. He was also tasked to provide administrative supervision over the International Cooperation Office (ICO) and exercise oversight functions to those international commitments related to the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
Prior to these designations, he served as the Regional Director of the DepEd Region IV-A, CALABARZON. Although he has served the region for only a year, he is familiar with it, hailing from the neighboring MIMAROPA region.
RD Willie/UWC holds a degree in Bachelor of Science in Education major in Mathematics and later earned his master’s degree in the same field. He studied Doctor of Philosophy in Calapan City and also took up Doctorate in Educational Management in DWCC and at De la Salle Consortium.
He rose from the ranks as an educator. From a humble teacher, he became a head teacher in Oriental Mindoro. In 2003, he got promoted as education supervisor and in 2006 as Assistant Schools Superintendent in DepEd Oriental Mindoro, which led him to the right kind of people and experiences.
His professional journey as Schools Division Superintendent for three years in Occidental Mindoro, developed in him the right keen and sense on working with people, bringing about great ideas, that later on would be beneficial for his executive stint in the National Capital Region.
In 2013, he began to set off big differences in the Schools Division of Valenzuela, and later on, assuming the concurrent post in 2015, as Officer-in-Charge for the Office of the Assistant Regional Director. With the multitude of challenges in a highly urbanized region, he worked his way with humor and humility. This proved how he successfully managed concurrent offices, with one of the largest Division, that of Manila back in 2016.
He assumed the office of the Regional Director after Dr. Ponciano A. Menguito’s retirement in 2017. One indicator of the range and breath of RD Willie’s knowledge and expertise is the fact that he has truly distinguished himself as an authority in governance matters in the Department.
He was reassigned in DepEd CALABARZON on September 16, 2019 and recently moved back to NCR.
He has worked with intuitiveness, practical mindset and creativity at the helm of organizational development in CALABARZON, as committed as he first came to work as a teacher.
As he presently works for the welfare of the NCR learners and teachers, RD Willie dedicates himself in the service of the Filipino youth for the promotion of better quality of education.
Lastly, he has twelve (15) years of institutional contribution in basic education as Third Level Official and 12 years as Career Executive Service Officer.