COL BIENVENIDO R DATUIN, JR INF (GSC) PA was appointed Commandant and Department Head of the University of the Philippines Diliman Department of Military Science and Tactics last 01 January 2013 to 31 December 2013. He is the 43rd Commandant of the UP Diliman ROTC.
Col Datuin was born on 07 August 1963. He is happily married to the former Ms. Marissa Geronimo. Their marriage is blessed with three children, Michaela, Martina and Bienvenido III.
He finished grade school at UP Elementary School in 1976 and secondary school in UP Integrated School in 1980. He took up BS Geology in the University of the Philippines but was not able to finish it. He is a proud member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of 1986. He took up Master of Arts in Psychology at Saint Louise University in 1992. He also studied in Australian Defense Force in Australia and finished Master in Management Studies in 2002. Also, he had finished Conflict Mediation Skills in Asia Foundation in 2003. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in 2005.
Prior to being Commandant and Department Head and G1 of the Philippine Army, he was the former Commanding Officer of the Army Personnel Management Center (APMC). He was also the former Executive Officer of the Office of the G1 Philippine Army.
Col Datuin is currently the Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel or G1 of the Philippine Army.