Undersecretary Alexander Patiño Pama was appointed by His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III as Acting Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on 12 May 2014.
Prior to his current appointment, Usec Pama worked at the Office of the Executive Secretary under the Office of the President and was the Executive Director of the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat which directly supported the inter agency body in the implementation of coordinated and coherent approach on maritime issues and maritime security operations towards enhancing governance in the country’s maritime domain.
His assignment to the Department of National Defense (DND) is Usec Pama’s third stint at the DND. He was once the Chief of Staff to then Secretary of National Defense Gilberto C. Teodoro, Jr.
CDA or Usec Pama is the driving persona in the establishment of the Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment-Actions, Protocol and Program (PDRA-APP) being practiced as a system and a process in the NDRRMC which dramatically reduced the negative impacts, specifically on loss of lives, of recent disasters.
Retired Vice Admiral Pama is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1979 and served as Flag Officer in Command, Philippine Navy until his retirement on 21 December 2012.
Usec Pama has excelled in various military and civilian education and training courses, as well as on major organizational reformshe has previously and currently undertaken.