Juan of South: Adjust Efforts Innovatively

by Rojean B. Baleda, APRIL 2021

FLORENCIO REY M. ALANO, Tollways Development Support

Rey Alano is the “Sergio” version of TDE (Tollways Development and Engineering).

Fifty-Nine years old family-oriented, God-fearing, joker, soft-spoken, and generous Senior Manager of Project Development under Tollways Development and Engineering.

Even if he grew up in a city-based environment, Rey is a home person who spends his time reading books and novels. He graduated in Civil Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology. 

According to Rey, some of his colleagues always ask why Civil Engineering? And he realistically answered “I was influenced by my high school friends to take up civil engineering at Mapua. Another reason is because of my mother, who was working at that time at the Personnel Division of Public Works. She told me that I can easily be employed at Public Works.”

Rey was a former employee of DPWH for 29 years and decided to join Metro Pacific Tollways last 2015 for the CALAX Project. Since he is already familiar with the project being involved in handling the preparation of the bidding process during his DPWH days. When I asked him about the difference and adjustments working in the government and private sector, he humbly answered “Ang malaking pagkakaiba is the work conditions. When I was working at DPWH before, the consultants and private sector would always listen to what you say. But now that I’m with the private sector, ako naman na ang nakikinig sa government.” 

As of now, he is the Head of the Project Development coordinating with other MPT South units in the identification, prioritization, planning of MPT South expansion projects including preparation of project proposals, performance standards, and specifications, and key performance indicators, etc. His team provides cost estimates for various engineering works and monitors compliance to project’s Minimum Performance Standards and Specification. 

Behind all of his achievements in his career, Rey is also a great father and provider for his family. He values quality time for his children and makes sure that communication line is open within his family especially his children. “Kaya I always talk to my children and treat them every weekend. Looking back all those years I must say, having my children, my family, is my greatest achievement in life,“ said Rey.

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About the writer:

Rojean B. Baleda. A sweet yet straightforward woman, believing that the power of words can induce to change each personality which I fondly call “the art of words”.

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