Wendel Avisado

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Wendel Eliot Avisado (born May 29, 1953) is a Filipino government official. He is the current secretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte on 5 August 2019.[1] He replaced Undersecretary Janet B. Abuel, who served as the DBM's officer-in-charge following the appointment of former secretary Benjamin E. Diokno as governor of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Personal life and education

Wendel Avisado was born in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte on 29 May 1953. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Island College and his bachelor of laws degree from the Ateneo de Davao University, where he graduated cum laude.

Avisado has participated in local and international trainings, seminars and workshops on different subject matters in various fields, such as the management fellowship program at the University of Brussels; development planning at the Asian Institute of Management; the career executive service development program at the Development Academy of the Philippines; governance and local government administration in the USA, the People's Republic of China and Indonesia; urban and regional planning at the University of South Australia; the clean cities program in the USA, and the international conference on Eco2 cities in Japan.


From 1986 to 1983, Avisado was the director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government in Region XI and Region XII and was a co-chairperson of the Regional Development Council for Region XI.

He is a former faculty member of the College of Law of the Ateneo de Davao University and the School of Management of the University of the Philippines Mindanao.

He was Davao City’s administrator from 2004 to 2010 and was elected councilor of the city in 2010.[2] On top of his career in government service, Avisado is also an active member of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines, serving as its national president from 2017 to 2019. He is an ex-officio member of the organization’s national executive board. In 2016, Avisado was appointed presidential adviser for Yolanda rehabilitation by President Duterte. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing government efforts to provide housing for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Leyte and Samar areas in 2013.