The Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region XI (ARENA XI) Officers and Board of Trustees for 2015-2016 following the recent Induction Into Office at People’s Park: [L-R] Director Gaspar Gayona -TESDA, Director John Maruhom -DAR, Director Gary Martel -DBM, Director Anthony Sales -DOST, Director Priscilla N. Razon -DSWD, Major Gen. Eduardo Año -10th Infantry Division PA, Director Mariano Alquiza -DPWH, Director Antonio Arellano -DOJ [inducting official], Director Ma. Lourdes Damaso-Lim -NEDA, Director Fatma Idris -BFAR, Director Josephine Villegas-Liamzon -PRC, and Director Wilhelm Suyko -DILG.

ARENA XI is an association composed of heads and assistant heads of regional offices of national government agencies based in Davao City.  It was organized sometime in 1978.

ARENA XI has been actively involved in the delivery of basic government services in depressed communities in South Eastern Mindanao through its “Serbisyo Caravan” project, reaching out to as far as the municipalities of Boston in Davao Oriental, Malita in Davao Occidental, Pantukan in Davao del Norte, Paquibato District in Davao City, and recently in Maco, Compostela Valley.

The group likewise initiated the inter-agency quarterly flag raising ceremony at People’s Park and conduct of quarterly lecture series. PIA/BFAR/DSWD