Mr Malapitan worked overseas as a Diesel Fitter prior to migrating to Australia on an employer-sponsored visa in 2006.
He brings with him solid industry experience of more than 19 years. He was promoted to become a supervisor for his division, having trained many workers over his seven-year employment for the same company, construction giant and locally-owned company Steelcon.
Mr Malapitan’s wife, Perliosa, is a highly-valued early childhood educator for nearly four years with Mitchell Street Childcare Centre. Mrs Malapitan was a fully-qualified pharmacist overseas and pursued her love for educating children in Darwin.
The couple’s children, Ralp and Pearl, go to Karama Primary School and Nemarluk School respectively.