Obmerga - Planning Officer - Auckland, New Zealand

Marilou Obmerga

Auckland, New Zealand


Planning Officer


I worked in local development planning for a local government in the Philippines. My involvement was on the development of the social and economic sectors.

Work History

Office of the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator

Quezon Province

May 2002 - September 2012

Duties and responsibilities:
• Supervise collection, organization, analysis of socio-economic data needed in the preparation of local development plans
• Provide socio-economic data/information to the Governor, local offices, national government agencies, academe, private sector, students and other researchers
• Assist in the preparation of provincial development and physical framework plans
• Prepare local government reports/executive legislative agenda
• Act as Focal Person of the Office in Social Development Activities such as Health and Nutrition, Gender Development and Children's Protection and Welfare.
• Resource person in gender and development planning seminars/workshops
• SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT - Performs Administrative Functions such as taking of minutes of meeting during development council meetings, preparation of memoranda for employees, review of performance evaluation reports of staff, review of reports on leave balances and provision of inputs in decision making related to disciplinary actions and promotion of employees.

Office of the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator

Quezon Province

August 2000 - May 2002


Duties and responsibilities:
• Assist in the preparation of development plans.
• Prepare project proposals/activity designs.
• Prepare communication or call clients regarding status of their requests for funding
• Agency focal person in social development programs.

Office of the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator

Quezon Province

November 1997 - August 2000

PROJECT EVALUATION OFFICER II 25 November 1997 - 6 August 2000

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Evaluate project proposals being submitted for government funding.
• Evaluate applications for loans for livelihood projects.
• Check completeness and accuracy of required documents for loan applications.
• Coordinate with loan applicants regarding lacking documents through letters/telephone
• Coordinate with other provincial government offices in the processing of loans for livelihood projects beneficiaries
• Provide information on the status of loan applications by telephone or letter.

Office of the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator

Quezon Province

July 1989 - November 1997

Planning Officer I 1 July 1989 - November 24, 1997

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assist in evaluating project proposals for government funding.
• Assist in preparing development plans for the province
• Prepare agency reports
• Office focal person in social development initiatives in the province to wit: health and nutrition programs, gender development and children welfare and protection
• Assists in gathering socio-economic data used in the preparation of the provincial socio-economic profile

Office of the Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Quezon Province, Philippines
Public Information Officer

Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare reports on development initiatives of the province for media publication
• Prepare correspondence/letters for government offices and clients
• Prepare office orders and memoranda for staff


Medical Center Lucena Educational Institution, Lucena City, Philippines

June 1984 - March 1990

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide academic and personal guidance to students in the pursuit of their chosen career.
• Teach assigned subjects to students.

Medical Center Lucena Educational Institution is a tertiary institution offering medical courses such as Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Radio Technology and Medical Secretarial. Subjects that I handled include English, Algebra, Statistics, Biochemistry, Clerical Training and Office Management.

Qualifications & Certifications

Sacred Heart College and Quezon Provincial High School

International Pacific College

Industrial Engineering

Adamson University

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