A man of action and integrity sums up what David Solomon M. Siquian is and fondly called “Dave” by many. He was born on April 30, 1972 in Benito Soliven, Isabela, the youngest child of the three children of the late Mayor Isidro Acob Siquian, Sr., CPA,PhD. and educator/ High School Principal Dr. Carmen Magno Siquian, PhD. He is married to the beauteous Febelyn P. Gagno – Siquian and blessed with a witty and charming daughter, Angel Shekinah G. Siquian.
GM Dave Siquian attended the Philippine Yuh Chiau School for both his Elementary and Secondary Education, and graduated in 1984 and 1988, respectively. He is a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at the Lyceum of the Philippines University and was a consistent Dean’s Lister and represented his alma mater as School Debater in 1991. For professional growth, he took a Post Graduate Course, Bachelor of Laws and Letters at Philippine Law School, Pasay City, Manila in 1999.
He affiliated himself with different organizations and has been the President of Kabataang Liberal ng Pilipinas (KALIPI), Chairman of Liberal Party (Municipal Executive Council) in Benito Soliven, Founding President of the League of Young Citizens of Benito Soliven. GM Dave Siquian did not only engage in political and social organizations but was also involved in spiritual activities as a Leader of the Diocesan Youth Apostolate of the Diocese of Ilagan, Isabela, a Grand Knight of Knight of Columbus Council 12584, of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Benito Soliven, Isabela. As early as college, GM Dave Siquian showed potentials of being a leader when he joined the Lambda Rho Beta Law Fraternity (San Beda College of Law) and was appointed as a Grand Planner. For his numerous participations to socio-political endeavors, he was awarded an international recipient of the Star Council Award, Columbian Award, Century Club Award, Fr. McGivney Award, Contest of Champions Award and Founder’s Award given by the Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. In the local scene, he was awarded the Most Outstanding Councilor by DILG & Office of the Sangguniang Bayan, Benito Soliven, Isabela and earned the Top Service Program for the Youth Award by Knights of Columbus, Luzon Jurisdiction.
His initiation into the political arena began in his teenage years in the 1980s’ when he helped organize the local campaigns of his father who was a Municipal Mayor in Benito Soliven from 1971-1991 and 2004-2005. His inclination towards public service manifested at the age of 32 when he expressed interest to run for public office as Municipal Councilor in Benito Soliven, Isabela and won. At the age of 35, he further wanted to continue public service and ran for Mayor of Benito Soliven but unfortunately, lost the battle. He also served in the private sector as Partner/Consultant and Legal Officer of ISASI Legal and Accounting Service Co., Cauayan City, Isabela up to present.
For continued service to his province mates from June 16, 2008 to March 13, 2010, he worked as an Executive Assistant at the Office of the Governor in the Province of Isabela, handling the preparation of Special Projects granted to the barangays and municipalities, such as infra projects from date of grants to monitoring and implementation, granting of financial assistance to the sickly and needy constituents in the province. He also acted and served as the focal person of the Provincial Government of Isabela with the Provincial Task Force on Forest Protection tasked with the preparation and implementation of alternative livelihood programs for displaced loggers in the province including their social preparation and education of reforestation programs. Further, he also served as a member of Political Organizing Unit-Isabela (Aquino-Roxas 2010 Campaign), a Provincial Coordinator of Liberal Party- Isabela (National Elections 2010) and a member of the Yellow Ribbon Movement in Second District, Province of Isabela. On February to September 2001, he served as an Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of Hon. Ana Cristina Siquian-Go, Congresswoman- 2nd District Isabela, at the House of Representatives.
Because of his leadership and effective governance, ISELCO II has successfully improved its financial, institutional, and technical operations. He is committed to pursue programs and activities that will increase collection efficiency and reduce system loss. He has introduced and applied modern technology to supplement ISELCO II’s Distribution System and upgraded distribution lines through innovation and acquisition of I.T. system.
His goal and priority is to give and deliver full satisfaction and convenience to ISELCO II’s member-consumers and to provide them full accessibility, affordability and availability of power supplies.