Retired Major General Eduardo D. del Rosario, Filipino, 65 years old, was appointed as the first Secretary of the of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) created by virtue of Republic Act No. 1120. On November 19, 2020, he was officially confirmed by the Commission on Appointments (CA) to spearhead the department.
As head of the DHSUD, Secretary del Rosario also sits as Chairperson of the 11-member Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees. He also serves as the Chairperson of key shelter agencies such as the National Housing Authority, National Home Mortgage Finance Corporation, Social Housing Finance Corporation
Secretary del Rosario served the military for nearly 37 years, until his compulsory retirement in November 2012. He has occupied key positions in the Philippine military, which include serving as General Officer-in-Charge of the Southern Luzon Command, Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, among others. He also headed "Task Force Kalihim" in August 2012, which successfully conducted the search and retrieval operations for the remains of the late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse M. Robredo from a plane wreckage under the sea near the Province of Masbate. He received the Bakas Parangal ng Kabayanihan for accomplishing this mission.
After his retirement from the military, Secretary del Rosario was appointed as the Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense, while concurrently serving as the Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) from February 2013 to May 2014. On 30 June 2016, he was appointed as Undersecretary for Civil, Veterans and Retiree Affairs of the Department of National Defense, a position he held until his appointment to HUDCC.
Secretary del Rosario also serves as head of “Task Force Bangon Marawi”, mandated to oversee the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Marawi City.
Secretary del Rosario took up Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in Adamson University before joining the Philippine Military Academy. He was a member of the 1980 Class Mapitagan, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Military Science. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Philippine Christian University in 2012, and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 1994.
Secretary del Rosario has attended seminars on public governance and orientations about the key shelter agencies’ operations. He attended a training on Equity Portfolio Management held at Makati Shangri-la Hotel last 26 July 2019. Secretary del Rosario also attended the training on Equity Investment on 25 September 2018 and also on the Corporate Governance Orientation Program for GOCCs held on 16 January 2018.
*Data as of December 31, 2021