Marcelino P. Escalada, Jr., is the General Manager of the National Housing Authority, and  appointed by president Rodrigo Duterte to head the said agency. He has a Masters degree in Public Administration and is a PhD candidate for Development Management. Prior to his appointment as NHA General Manager, he served as the Davao City Administrator in 2010 and headed in concurrent capacity, the City Planning and Development Office, City Cooperative and Development Office and Special Projects until June 2016. With his vast knowledge and experience in Public Administration, Development and Human Resource Management, Mr. Escalada spearheaded many strategic and innovative initiatives and under his leadership, the City government of Davao was hailed for “best” Human Resource (HR) practices. In November 2018, he was designated as Secretary General of the  Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) while concurrently serving as NHA General Manager.