LARRY L. CABATIC, Ph.D
(September 1, 2014 to present)
Dr. Larry L. Cabatic is the PSHS System Executive Director from September 1, 2014 to present. Since 2004, he has been a part of the PSHS System community, when he took his Oath of Office as the Director of PSHS Ilocos Region Campus (IRC) in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur.
Dr. Cabatic was born in 1964 in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur to farmer parents: Filemon Cabatic, Sr. and Sylvia Bragado Leones-Cabatic.
In 1986, he finished his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Northern Philippines (UNP). One year after, he passed his licensure examination for Civil Engineers, and worked as a Labor Standards Enforcement Officer in the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 1, from 1988-1993. From thereon, he became the Provincial Labor Officer of DOLE La Union Provincial Office (1993-1997), then Chief Labor and Employment Officer in DOLE Region 1 (2002-2004).
His educational attainment includes a Masters in Development Administration (1999) and a Doctorate degree in Philosophy major in Technological Education Management (2002), both he obtained from Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU).
As the Director of PSHS-IRC, Dr. Cabatic has established linkages with institutions, such as UNP, DMMMSU, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Systems Management, and Department of Agriculture for research and laboratory support services. He supported outreach projects and activities for the local community to address waste problems and Gender and Development for people empowerment through welding and masonry skills development. He also spearheaded the infrastructure project of PSHS-IRC with UNP for consultancy services on architectural, engineering and surveying, under a Memorandum of Agreement, which brought savings in the part of IRC.
As a member of the PSHS System Executive Committee, he was the Chair of the sub-committee on infrastructure, security and related services, and joined the 4-week Education and Curriculum Leadership Enhancement in Australia in 2013 (with the rest of the PSHS System Executive Committee and key officials).