ATTY. SALVADOR CACATIAN MALANA III is described by his colleagues and friends as a driven, passionate, and results-oriented person who demonstrates in his work self-motivation, creativity, and determination.

Atty. Malana has an extensive background and experience in the field of law as well as in public procurement and commercial contracts. He served as a Procurement Consultant for various government offices in the country and abroad.

He was a consultant for several Department of Health (DOH)-supervised government hospitals, the Philippine National Railway (PNR), the National Food Authority (NFA), the Philippine Television Network, Inc. (PTV4), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission (PAGC), the Department of Budget and Management Procurement Service (DBM-PS), the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), the National Printing Office (NPO), and a number of local government units.

He also had a consulting stint with the World Bank to do works involving assessment of the procurement performance of the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, the Province of Ha Tay in Vietnam, the Electricity of Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), the Ministry of Communication, Transport, Post and Construction of Lao PDR, the Electricite du Laos and the Vientiane Capital of Lao PDR.

Atty. Malana also did consultancy works for the Genuine Equity for Mindanao-United States Agency for International Development (GEM-USAID), the Coffey International Dev.t Pty. Ltd under Aus-AID, and was selected as member of the Bid Challenge Tribunal under the Millennium Challenge Account-Philippines, USAID.

He was previously employed with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), the Court of Appeals (CA) and the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB).

He was also President of SCM Training Solutions Inc, and Managing Partner of the Law and Consultancy Offices of Malana and Associates. When he was engaged in the private practice of law, he was active in litigation and trial, handling criminal, civil and commercial cases, among others, and was involved in government consultancy, mainly in the areas of procurement, public contracts and supply chain management.

Prior to his joining the Department of Education as Assistant Secretary, he led a team that introduced and initiated the groundworks for the DepEd Procurement Performance Enhancement Program (PPEP) under the Australian Government’s Basic Education Sector Transformation program in the Philippines.

He finished his elementary and secondary education from St. Paul University Philippines and University of St. Louis, respectively, in Tuguegarao City. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and finished Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila.

He is a professing member of the United Methodist Church (UMC), was the UMC Philippine Central Conference’s Chancellor in the immediate past quadrennium, and is currently the Chairperson of the PCC Committee on Episcopacy.

Atty. Malana is also a member of the Ordo Luminis Legis Confraternity and was Past Master Councilor of the International Order of DeMolay – Tirso H. Gador Chapter.