The MiPs of Aboitiz Construction

Ron Amodia | Feb. 27, 2018

The business of Aboitiz Construction dictates that people ‘come and go’ in its Head Office. They are our heroes. We, thus, dedicate this to our ‘Men in Projects’ (MiP).




Alex completed his mechanical engineering degree at Cebu Institute of Technology. He has almost three decades of experience in construction and fabrication work. From being a Pipe Fitter, he rose from the ranks to become a Project Manager and, now, Assistant Vice President for Operations.

His current assignment is the construction of a power plant in Sarangani. Previous project assignments include construction of a power plant in Misamis Oriental, fabrication and erection of thickeners in Surigao and for New Caledonia, reclamation and construction of shipbuilding dock in Balamban, and fabrication and installation of pipelines, tanks, plant expansion, smokestack, flour mill renovation and expansion, substation expansion, and piping interconnection. He was responsible for the erection of steel for a gold processing plant in Papua New Guinea.




Driven by the kauban spirit to achieve a common purpose, he encourages all to “stay positive, put your heart in everything that you do, improve every day by learning new things, asking if uncertain and learning from mistakes”.

Adjusting to the local culture and politics is a challenge in each project. He led the team in rising above the tragedies that beset Taganito project. Despite the terrorism, fire, and flooding, the project was completed profitably and satisfactorily.

His construction track record has made him the clients’ preferred project manager.







Raul’s current assignment is the construction of the combined package for structural, mechanical, piping and civil works of a plant in Bataan.

His work accomplishments include tanks, wharves, and civil works in Subic, Tarlac, Balamban and Davao. Raul has 28 years of construction experience. He started as a helper in 1989 and worked his way up as superintendent in 2007 and as project manager since 2011.

The mini-hydro project assignment in Benguet helped hone his field construction and engineering skills. “Work hard, focus on your tasks, respect your kaubans, and be open-minded,” says Raul.

He completed his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Cebu.







Rommel started off as project monitoring engineer in Isabel, Leyte and later as project planning and control engineer in several projects. He moved to project operations as a field engineer and was promoted to supervisor in 2001, senior supervisor in 2007 and as assistant manager in 2015.


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He is currently assigned to a power plant in Sarangani. Driven by self-development, he welcomed assignments in large civil works in Balamban, a plant shutdown in Leyte, a hydropower plant in Mt. Apo, a bar mill plant in Davao, and mechanical works in a power plant construction in Cagayan de Oro.

He completed his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Mindanao.

“Love of work” is his key to success in leading kaubans (old and new), complying with the client’s work requirements and specifications, and dealing with the community.