“DPWH Asec. Engr. Willy Mallari is pride of Bataan”.
Veteran newsman Jun Bringula said these words were uttered in many occasions by former SBMA Chairman and Administrator Tong Payumo praising DPWH Assistant Secretary Engr. Wilfredo “Willy” Mallari.
“He is really good”, Payumo described Mallari.
Mallari was Assistant District Engineer of Bataan 1st district when Payumo was its congressman.
Bringula shared Payumo also commended the DPWH assistant secretary in front of former national security adviser Norbie Gonzales. Both Gonzales and Mallari are natives of Balanga City, Bataan.
Prior to his current post, Mallari retired as DPWH Region 4-B or Mimaropa Regional Director. He also became Mimaropa assistant regional director. He was district engineer in Bataan’s first district for 14 years and in Las Pinas- Muntinlupa, Metro Manila for three years.
He rose from the ranks starting as part-time civil engineering aide in 1975 while studying at the Adamson University in Manila.