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Annilyn Castigon

Annilyn Castigon

YEP period 2021 - 2023, batch 24

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Philippines

YEP Role

For my 2-year YEP period as a Young Expert, I will be the Technical Officer Water Supply of VEI – “Ridge to Coast, Rain to Tap” (R2CR2T) Project in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. VEI has a long-term partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) in which is committed to Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of UN: “available and sustainable water services to all”.

The “R2CR2T” project aims to tackle the flood vulnerability of Cagayan de Oro at different levels via an integrated approach to improve the resilience of the water supply. The project implementation is divided into five separate work packages (see for more information).

My main role is to support VEI and to work extensively in the technical and project management aspects of the R2CR2T Project.


  • Project Management
  • Construction Planning and Estimates
  • Engineering Design
  • SketchUp and CAD Operator
  • Organizational
  • Coordination
  • Motivated and eager to learn



  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Education: BSc in Civil Engineering at University of Science & Technology of the Philippines


Experience before YEP

  • Cagayan de Oro City Water District (July 2017 – present)

a. Construction Division, Engineering Department:

  • Office and field engineer
  • Supervision and monitoring of the engineering projects such as pipe-laying extensions, installation of electromagnetic flowmeter, blow-off, fire hydrant, and meter stub-out assembly; monitoring of contract-out projects: water supply system and vertical construction projects of COWD

b. Operation Division, Production Department:

  • Working on the inputs of COWD’s monthly reports such as production report, electrical consumption report, annual flowmeter status report & other office works.
  • Data analysis & monitoring: power per production & cost per production.
  • En Rogel Construction Corp. – Cagayan de Oro City (January – June 2017)
  • Office and field engineer
  • Planning and design of engineering projects
  • City Engineer’s Office – Cagayan de Oro City (April – May 2015)
  • On-the-job training; Office and field engineer working various civil engineering works
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Organisation: Vitens Evides International
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