A firm demeanor with soft heart and passion for service... The Center Director of ATI Regional Training in CaLaBaRZon who hails from Bay, Laguna has been with the Institute for 33 years now.
Marites Piamonte-Cosico worked her way up, starting as an Educational Researcher II to the then Philippine Training Center for Rural Development (PTC-RD). She familiarized herself with the different facets of training and extension service, working also as an Agriculturist and a Media Production Specialist before becoming Training Specialist IV.
Through hard work and strong potential to steer the Center towards its goals and vision, she was promoted as Center Director on January 30, 2015. It was a time of transition not just for a new leadership but a full operation of the Center to the newly-renovated building in Trece Martires City, Cavite. With a strong background on managerial duties, CD Cosico is able to overcome challenges in administration and technical supervision of 38 employees at the Center. CD Cosico’s leadership paved way for innovation of programs as she always raise the bar in delivering agri-fishery extension and training services in the region.
Despite needing to attend to numerous speaking engagements and appointments, she makes sure to spend quality time with his three sons, Leander Paul, Marco Paolo and Raphael Angelo Cosico.