With more than 30 years of experience as a civil servant with the Department of Agriculture, Vilma M. Dimaculangan can be considered as an institution in supporting our farmers, fisherfolks, and agripreneurs, especially in the CALABARZON region.
Dimaculangan finished her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in 1981 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. To better serve the Department’s stakeholders, she acquired units on Master in Public Administration at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 1997.
She started her humble journey in the agriculture sector in 1987 as an agriculture extension specialist. Over the years, she took on more challenging roles and rose to become a senior agriculturist in 2013. She was also an Ulirang Ina Awardee in 2014 for demonstrating outstanding dedication, passion, and sacrifice not only in her field but also to her family.
She attended learning and development training programs ranging from technical to managerial levels in the Philippines and other countries like Thailand, Malaysia, France, Vietnam, Italy, Singapore, Israel, Netherlands, and the United States of America to gain more knowledge and experience to assist more people in the agriculture sector.
With her skills, talent, and admirable work ethic, Dimaculangan was appointed by the president as DA IV-CALABARZON’s Regional Executive Director in 2014.
In 2016, she took on the role of Regional Livestock Program Coordinator for DA CALABARZON. During that time, she spearheaded the strengthening of the livestock industry in the region by providing agricultural support and services to farmers who are in need.
She is a licensed agriculturist and is an active member of Rotary Club South Lipa.
This year, Dimaculangan steps in once again as the region’s agriculture chief armed with a new vision for the agriculture sector in CALABARZON towards food resiliency and empowered and prosperous farmers and fisherfolk.