Brief Personal Profile of
Alton Caermare Ratificar
Councilor Alton Caermare
Ratificar is one of the most invigorating and very
insightful councilors that the city of Dipolog has ever
voted into the political arena since he was chosen by
the Dipolognons during the May 11, 1998 elections.
Until now, he is a well
established citizen and very much a down to earth
person. You may stumble unto him as just an ordinary man
walking around the city or driving along the streets
often on his comfortable motorcycle.
Ratificar took his
elementary education at the Miputak Elementary School
from 1962 to 1968. He spent his secondary education at
the Zamboanga del Norte National High School from 1968
to 1972. He accomplished his B.S. Gen. Science degree at
Silliman University and also took his LLB degree in the
same institution from 1972-1976 and 1977-1981
respectively. During his college years, he took the
chance of taking up the Career Service Professional
examination and eventually passed on June 6, 1978 with a
73.33% passing rate.
His previous occupation
foretells an industrious employee of the Municipal
Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) as the Deputy Sheriff from
1986 to 1989. His perseverance and money-wise character
earned him a lucky spot as Manager of the Barreca Rubber
Corporation from 1989 to 1990. His legal experience also
brought him to work for two years from 1990 to 1992 as a
Para Legal Officer of the MTCC.
Even up to this time, his
ardor for singing and passion in theater arts makes him
a crowd favorite during intermission numbers and even
election campaign periods. This can be proven otherwise
as he takes on the heavy responsibility as the
chairperson in the remarkable celebration and success in
the Pagsalabuk 2003 Festival in the City of Orchids.
His love for his dear wife
Maritza Vallecer Ratificar earned them a very
intelligent and loving daughter.