Arturo E. Fadriquela
Regional Executive Director


Professional Profile

Regional Executive Director Arturo Estacio Fadriquela is a mild mannered jolly person whose life epitomizes a true success story in career development and professionalism.

RED Fadriquela, who is known as Art to friends and family, grew up in an urban setting in Quezon City. Ironically, it encouraged him to pursue a course focusing on the protection and development of forests and nature. Thus, he earned his degree of Bachelor of Science in Forestry at the University of the Philippines Los Banos in 1983. He took units of Law at the Far Eastern University and acquired his Master in Public Management from the Development Academy of the Philippines as a government scholar in 1996.

As a new graduate, he started his career as a Laborer at the Bureau of Forest Development in 1984. For almost 4 decades, his professional career spiraled as he became a full time Forester, Science Research Specialist, Land Management Officer, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), Regional Technical Director, Assistant Regional Director and at present designated as Director III and OIC Regional Executive Director.

Forester Fadriquela assignments brought him from BFD Central Office to the DENR National Capital Region, DENR Region IV-A Calabarzon, DENR Region III Central Luzon , DENR Region VIII Eastern Visayas and now in DENR Region IX Zamboanga Peninsula.

His expertise on project planning and management, conflict resolution, community organizing, research and forestry greening and law enforcement coupled with the numerous trainings and seminars that he attended has helped propel his career to what he is now.

He is a member and past Master at the High Twelve Lodge #82 Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, member of the Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (SFFI) and University of the Philippines Alumni Association.

Presently, he is designated as the OIC Regional Executive Director of DENR Region IX Zamboanga Peninsula under DENR Special Order No. 2023-418 signed by Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga.