Newly appointed Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) General Manager, Atty. Glen A. Pangapalan, took his oath of office before President Rodrigo R. Duterte on January 09, 2017. He assumed the position almost two months ago after he was elected as GM by the PFDA Board of Directors on November 17, 2016. Earlier, he was appointed by the President to the PFDA BOD as Private Sector Representative. Upon his assumption to duty, he also took his oath of office before Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol of the Department of Agriculture to which the PFDA is attached.  

  Atty. Pangapalan hails from Tagum City, Davao del Sur.  He brings with him work exposure from the public and private sectors having worked with the City Government of Tagum, a private group of companies and a law firm.

     The 8th appointed PFDA GM, Atty. Pangapalan buckled up and got down to business starting with dialogues with the key official of the agency and the employees' association.  He likewise outlined his thrusts and policy directions in these meetings.