The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) is pleased to announce the designation of its Acting Executive Director, Atty. Adelina Benavente-Villena, effective Jan.13, 2020.

Atty. Villena’s designation came after the Council decided to give Director Nelson P. Devanadera sufficient time to prepare for his mandatory retirement on March 30, 2020.

PCSD Resolution No. 20-695 authorizes Director Villena to exercise the full powers vested in the position of Executive Director, including the authority to act on personnel, financial, logistical and other operational matters of the PCSD Staff.

Director Villena has been serving the public in PCSDS since 1981 when the organization was still known as the Palawan Integrated Area Development Project Office. In 2016, she became PCSDS’s Deputy Director.

She earned bachelor’s degrees in Agribusiness (Magna Cum Laude) from the Aquinas University of Legazpi (now known as University of Santo Tomas-Legazpi), Economics from the University of Nueva Caceres, and Laws from Palawan State University where she received Silver Medal for Academic Excellence in the Study of Law.  She completed all the academic requirements for a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.