Donato D. Marcos is a senior undersecretary of the Department of Energy. As undersecretary, he holds array of portfolios which include energy efficiency and conservation, alternative fuels, energy resource development (coal, oil and gas), downstream oil industry management and nuclear energy program, among others.  He is chairman of the Philippine Downstream and Natural Gas Regulation Committee, Task Force Mimaropa and Philippine Convention Energy Cooperation program. He is also alternate chairman for PNOC Exploration Company, National Biofuels Board and MOU China-Philippine Bilateral Cooperation.

Usec. Marcos has attended several energy-related trainings from various parts of the world like hydropower technology in Slovenia, Czech Republic and Prague, renewable energy from Germany, liquified natural gas from Singapore and Qatar, and nuclear energy technology from Japan, Russia, Vienna, and Croatia.

Prior to his stint at the DOE, Marcos is President Emeritus and used to be National President of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines. He was also Municipal Vice-Mayor of Paombong town in Bulacan from July 1, 2004 to March 21, 2005 and eventually became the Municipal Mayor thereafter following the demise of the incumbent mayor. He was until June 30, 2013.

He has a degree in Mining Engineering from the Mapua Institute of Technology and finished his master’s degree in public administration from Manuel L. Quezon University. He is also an aqua culturist and businessman.






Ako, si DONATO D. MARCOS na hinirang sa katungkulan bilang Undersecretary, Department of Energy, ay taimtim na nanunumpa na tutuparin ko nang buong husay at katapatan, sa abot ng aking kakayahan, ang mga tungkulin ng aking kasalukuyang katungkulan at ng iba pang pagkaraan nito’y gagampanan ko sa ilalaim ng Republika ng Pilipinas; na aking itataguyod at ipagtatanggol ang Saligang Batas ng Pilipinas; na tunay na mananalig at tatalima ako rito; na susundin ko ang mga batas at mga kautusang legal ng mga sadyang itinakdang may kapangyarihan ng Republika ng Pilipinas; at kusa kong babalikatin ang pananagutang ito nang walang anumang pasubali o hanggarin umiwas.

Kasihan nawa ako ng Diyos.


NILAGDAAN AT PINANUMPAAN sa harap ko ngayong ika 27 ng Mayo 2014 sa Taguig, Metro Manila.



2018 The Outstanding Mapúan in the Special Field of Endeavor in GOVERNMENT SERVICE



Engr. Donato Dionisio Marcos or “Doneng” to friends embodies the spirit of a Mapúan, a builder not only of infrastructures but also of communities and all its socio-economic support structure. He compares life to a roller coaster but believes that one should continue to persevere and work hard to attain life’s goals and not be burdened by its problems and challenges.

He was born on June 7, 1963, in the small town of Paombong in Bulacan. His father, Marcelino L. Marcos, is a fish farmer while his mother, Petronila J. Dionisio took care of the household and rearing the Marcos brood. The youthful life of Engr. Marcos was all smooth sailing until the crash of his father’s fish farming business.

The young Doneng was forced to work hard as a utility worker of a fast-food chain in order to support his college studies. From his workplace in Quiapo, he would just walk to Intramuros to save money and be able to attend his classes. Life was not easy for the young Doneng but he did not give up. He finished his Mining Engineering degree in 1986 and set up a small construction business. From his early small projects, he steadily built up his business and started diversifying in aquaculture, animal raising and poultry. The contract growing business grew tremendously by employing modern methods to ensure optimum fowl growth and is now one of the country’s biggest suppliers. His background in mining engineering was put to good use when he engaged in quarry operations and ensured a steady and cheap supply of raw materials to his construction projects. His very good business acumen was recognized by the Jaycees International Philippines and bestowed him the Community Outstanding Young Achiever in 1994.

He ran as Mayor in 1995 but his attempt was a failure. He won the Vice Mayor post in 2004 and 8 months later assumed the top post when the Mayor suddenly passed away. His town benefitted much from the many infrastructure and socio-economic projects he implemented. This earned the nod of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and he became a National Award recipient of the Seal of Good Housekeeping in 2011.

The leadership, technical adeptness, and unrelenting energy of Engr. Marcos and the success of his projects did not go unnoticed by his peers in the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and was elected as its National President for 2012-2013. He was designated by LMP as its President Emeritus from 2013 to present.

Despite his success in business and in the political front, he continued to pursue higher education and completed his degree in Master in Public Administration (MPA) at the Manuel L. Quezon University and received the Most Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2013 by MLQU’s Graduate Studies. He is currently enrolled and pursuing a Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA) in the same university.

Engr. Marcos’ passionate dedication in pursuing community based and well-engineered projects were spotted by ranking government officials and was offered the Undersecretary position in the Department of Energy in 2014. His current post focuses on energy utilization management, alternative fuels technology, energy efficiency and conservation, energy resource development, liquefied natural gas industry birthing and study. He is currently the Chairman of the Nuclear Energy Program Implementation Organization (NEPIO) tasked to study the nuclear energy option in power generation.

He is married to Maryanne Panganiban Marcos and is blessed with three children; Ian Mark, James, and Princess Anne. The desire to serve the community has extended to his wife Maryanne, who is now the newly elected Mayor of Paombong, Bulacan.

The simple son from a small town dared to dream big and proved that with efficient planning, hard work and determination, nothing is impossible.

TOM – The Outstanding Mapuan Award

The Outstanding Mapuan

The Outstanding Mapuan Award is the most prestigious award for alumni of the Mapua Institute of Technology and it is one of the most cherish tradition of the institute and its alumni community. As a project, it is a joint undertaking of the Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Association of Mapua Alumni (NAMA), the premier alumni organization for all graduates of Mapua.

This project primarily seeks to give due recognition to the alumni of Mapua who have excelled in their profession or vocation, or have made outstanding contributions to the welfare of the school, the community, the country, and/or the world. The project also aims to focus the attention of the Mapua alumni and the public on these achievements so they may serve as inspiration for everybody. MIT and NAMA pay tribute to these outstanding alumni every year. Nominations for TOM are open to Alumni of the Mapua Institute of Technology for the different categories of awards. The candidates are nominated by using the prescribed TOM Nomination Form which should be duly accomplished and signed.

There are four main categories for the TOM Awards: In the Professional Fields of Practice, Specialized Fields of Endeavor, International Fields of Endeavor, and in the Fields of Service. The Professional Fields of Practice includes the following: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Management and Industrial Engineering, Mining Engineering, Geology/Metallurgical Engineering, Textile Engineering, and Business Administration. The Specialized Fields of Endeavor includes the following: Academe, Government, Military, Entrepreneurship, Pioneering Endeavor, and Management. And the International Fields of Endeavor includes the following: Alumni and Community

Source: The Outstanding Mapuan Award




President Benigno S. Aquino III underscored the importance of local government leaders working and cooperating together with the national government in preparing for situations like the onslaught of super typhoon “Pablo” during the 2012 General Assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) and oath-taking of its new officials in Manila Hotel.

“Iyan naman po talaga ang mandato nating mga lingkod-bayan: nakasalalay ang oras natin sa sitwasyon ng ating mga nasasakupan, at kung may problemang nagbabanta, kailangang handa tayong rumisponde sa frontline, at ilayo sa kapahamakan ang ating kapwa,” he said.

He then cited the measures that the government has been undertaking like the Project Noah of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) that provides real-time data about the rising water level; the establishment of local disaster response units in affected municipalities by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and if necessary, pre-emptive evacuations at low-lying areas; the provision of P40 million worth of relief goods by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); the search and rescue vehicles and road-clearing operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP); the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) use of heavy equipment for the reconstruction of damaged roads and bridges; and finally, the continuous precautions in keeping ships and other sea crafts safe by the Coast Guard.

President Aquino reminded the servant leaders present that nobody can predict how destructive the weather will be, but they can still do something to ease, if not to prevent, the damage it will cause.

LMP is an alliance of municipalities committed to deliver good governance through the dedicated leaders and professional national secretariat.







Mahal kong kababayan,

Isang masikad na pagbati mula sa bayan ng Paombong!

Taong 2005 nang una kong isinigaw ang hamong “SIKAD PAOMBONG! Ang bayan ay uusbong tungo sa pagyabong” sa aking mga kapwa Paombongueños. Ang hamong it ay buong giting  na tinanggap ng aking mga kababayan. Ang nagdaang mga panahon ay hindi naging madali para sa amin. Marami at samu’t sari ang mga balakid at suliranin na aming sinuong. Ngunit sa kabila ng napakaraming limitasyon, nagawa naming makasulong tungo sa iisang misyon at adhikain.

Ang walang pag-iimbot na suporta, pananalangin at dedikasyon ng mga Paombongueños, kasama ang walang hanggang biyaya ng Maykapal, ang naging mga haligi na sumuhay sa aking pangasiwaan at nagbigay sa akin bilang Ama ng Bayan, inspirasyon upang isulong ang mga proyekto at programa na nakatuon tungo sa “sustainable development”. At sa sama-sama at tulong-tulong naming pagsikad, nagawa namin muling mapasigla at maiangat ang antas ng aming pamumuhay.

Buong pagmamalaki ko kayong inaanyayahan na saksihan ang ganda at kadalisayan ng aming bayan. Tahakin ninyo ang kanyang makasaysayang nakaraan at tunghayan ang yaman ng kanyang kultura… ang kasaganaan ng kanyang kalikasan at industriya… ang katangi-tangi niyang mga mamamayan at tuklasin ninyo ang pangako at potensyal ng Paombong.

Mabuhay sa inyong lahat!

Punong Bayan