He is presently the Chief Economic Development Specialist of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Zamboanga Peninsula Region, Philippines, serving the government for more than 20 years.
He earned his Master of Climate Change at the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT in July 2015 with a course research work on the ‘Implications of climate change to malnutrition’ and designed the Climate Change Adaptation Compliance Checklist for Development Interventions, a supplemental guide for the review of Infrastructure project proposals and a companion document to the project evaluation report of the NEDA regional office.
He graduated Master of Public Administration at the Western Mindanao State University, Philippines in October 2008. He also completed a short course on electronic business for public sector organisations at the Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia in 2002; and represented the region in the Philippine-Japan Youth Friendship Programme on local development engagement in 2001.
As Secretary of Infrastructure Committee (InfraCom) and concurrently the Secretary of Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) of the Regional Development Council (RDC), which is the premier policy-making body that charts the social, economic and infrastructure development in Region IX, Mr. Ramirez serves as lead evaluator of infrastructure development programs and projects covering sea ports and other subsectors such as air and land transportation, water resources, communications, power and energy. From 2015 to present, Mr. Ramirez has been the over-all coordinator and facilitator for the successful conduct of major events in the region such as the Flood Management Summit (2015), Airport Development Summit (2016), Roads and Bridges Summit (2017), and Water Summit (2019).
Being a Licensed Environmental Planner (EnP) of the Philippines, he is designated as Area Team Leader providing technical assistance to Zamboanga Sibugay provincial and municipal local government units in the review and formulation of its Provincial Development and Physical Framework Plan (PDPFP), engagement of its local project monitoring committees, and other local development initiatives.