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Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo

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Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo currently serves as Undersecretary for Public Affairs and Foreign Relations in the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). She is also the Department’s spokesperson and focal person for presidential and cabinet directives. Prior to this, she was Assistant Secretary of the Department under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr.

As Undersecretary, she is in charge of DICT’s strategic communications and media, international relations, and legislative affairs. She supervises the Department’s Information and Strategic Communications Division (ISCD), International Cooperation Division (ICD), Legislative Liaison Division (LLD), Unified Project Management Office (UPMO), and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) unit.

She is also spearheading the Department’s efforts relative to Build Better More, in coordination with other government agencies, to support the President’s vision of a truly digital Philippines. Likewise, she acts as DICT’s data privacy officer, facilitates the resolution of Freedom of Information requests, and supervises the Consumer Complaint Center.

During the Duterte Administration, Lamentillo was the chairperson of the Build, Build, Build Committee of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the concurrent chairperson of the Infrastructure Cluster Communications Committee. She also worked with both the United Nations Development Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in their Haiyan Emergency Response and Rehabilitation Program.

She graduated cum laude at the University of the Philippines Los Banos in 2012 with a degree of Development Communications, where she garnered the highest General Weighted Average for Development Journalism Majors and received the Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence. She completed her Executive Education in Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School in 2018 and her Juris Doctor program at the UP College of Law in 2020. At present, she is actively engaged in the pursuit of an Executive MsC in Cities at the London School of Economics.

In 2023, she became an officer of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) with the rank of Auxiliary Commodore (one-star rank).

She has been awarded Natatanging Iskolar Para sa Bayan and Oblation Statute for the Virtues of Industry and Magnanimity. In 2019, the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association bestowed upon her the Veritas Medal. She was named by BluPrint as one of 50 ASEAN movers and shakers, by Lifestyle Asia as one of 18 Game Changers, and by People Asia as one of 2019’s Women of Style and Substance. She maintains a column in the Op-Ed section of Manila Bulletin and Esquire Magazine.

She authored a book titled "Night Owl: A Nationbuilder's Manual," which was published by Manila Bulletin. This book has been translated into four languages, namely Tagalog, Bisaya, Hiligaynon, and Ilokano.

MILESTONES

Completed Projects
29,264

Kilometers of Road

11,340

Flood Control Projects

150,149

Classrooms

451

Commercial and Social or Tourism Projects

497.33

Kilometers of Cycling Lanes

222

Evacuation Centers

653

COVID-19 Facilities

1

Subway Project

5,950

Bridges

89

TIKAS Project

214

Airport Projects

5

New Rail Routes

AWARDS

OUTSTANDING ADOPTED LAKAN AWARD

Philippine National Academy Alumni Association

PNPA Gymnasium, Camp General Mariano N Castañeda, Silang Cavite, March 8, 2024

RISING STAR

Wedu

October 2023

YOUNG INSPIRING FILIPINO

Lazada

MOA Concert Grounds, July 2, 2023

HEROES’ NOTABLE FEMALE GOVERNMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR

Asia’s Modern Hero Awards 2023

Grand Ballroom, February 17, 2023

PEOPLE TO WATCH 2023

Rising Tigers

Manila Hotel, February 10, 2023

VERITAS MEDAL

Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association - Philippines

New World Hotel, November 30, 2019

WOMEN OF STYLE AND SUBSTANCE 2019

Stargate People Asia

City of Dreams, September 7, 2019

UNDER 38

BluPrint

April 2019

2019 GAME CHANGER

Lifestyle Asia

February 2019

ASEAN MOVER AND SHAKER

BluPrint

October 2018

NATATANGING ISKOLAR PARA SA BAYAN

University of the Philippines Los Baños Student Union

December 2014

TEN OUTSTANDING STUDENTS OF THE PHILIPPINES

Awardee

Bahay ni Rizal, May 2012

BAYER YOUNG ENVIRONMENTAL ENVOY AWARDEE

Bayer & United Nations Environmental Program

Dusit Thani Hotel, August 18, 2011

OBLATION STATUE AWARDEE FOR THE VIRTUES OF INDUSTRY AND MAGNANIMITY

Office of Student Affairs, UPLB

Student Union, July 18, 2011

EDUCATION HISTORY

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CITIES

London School of Economics
Expected Date of Graduation: May 2025

JURIS DOCTOR

University of the Philippines Diliman

EXECUTIVE CERTIFICATE IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Harvard Kennedy School

BS IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION

University of the Philippines Los Baños
• Cum Laude
• Faculty Medal for Academic Excellence
• Highest General Weighted Average for Development • Journalist Majors

TRAININGS

LEADERS IN DEVELOPMENT

Harvard Kennedy School

INFRASTRUCTURE IN A MARKET ECONOMY

Harvard Kennedy School

EMERGING LEADERS

Harvard Kennedy School

CAREER SUMMARY

UNDERSECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN RELATIONS

Department of Information and Communications Technology

November 2022 - Present

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND FOREIGN RELATIONS

Department of Information and Communications Technology

September 2022 - November 2022

CAMPAIGN MANAGER

Mark Villar for Senator

October 2021 - May 2022

CHAIRPERSON

Build Build Build Communications Committee

December 2016 - October 2021

ACTING SPOKESPERSON

Department of Public Works and Highways

January 2018 - October 2021

CHIEF OF STAFF

Office of DPWH Secretary Mark Villar

July 2016 - December 2016

LEGISLATIVE AND COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF

Office of Las Pinas Representative Mark Villar

April 2015 - July 2016

NATIONAL PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

March 2014 - March 2015

COMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT

United Nations Development Programme

December 2013 - May 2014

LEGISLATIVE AND COMMUNICATIONS CHIEF

Office of Senator Loren Legarda

February 2013 - September 2013

LEGISLATIVE AND MEDIA OFFICER

Office of Senator Loren Legarda

September 2012 - February 2013

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER

GMA News Online

June 2012 - September 2012

MEMBERSHIPS

NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION (NYCBA)
INTERNATIONAL LAW COMMITTEE, NYCBA
INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION (IBA)
MEDIA LAW COMMITTEE, IBA
COMMUNICATIONS LAW COMMITTEE, IBA
INT'L COMMERCE AND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, IBA
INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CUSTOMS LAW COMMITTEE, IBA
HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
ROTARY CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES
GAMMA SIGMA DELTA HONOR SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURE
PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
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