DENR-XI’s REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT ACADEMY HELD

Departmentimg 9532 resized of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) recently hosted the Regional Environmental Academy which aims to harness both the technical and managerial expertise of the agency’s frontline managers in the field of environmental governance.

The 2-day training which was participated in by DENR-XI’s Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (PENROs and CENROs), also intends to further augment the Perspective, Experience, Attitude, Knowledge and Skills (P.E.A.K.S.) of the officials as pre-requisites to effective governance. It also aims to refine the knowledge of the officials on the Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations, policies on protected areas and Land Administration Management System (LAMS) and Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act.

img 9573-e resizedDENR-XI Regional Director Ruth M. Tawantawan said that the Academy is one of the efforts of the DENR to maintain excellence in service and to strengthen the competencies of its frontline authorities.

Review on various environmental laws were also conducted during the training such as RA 7942 or the Philippine Mining Act, basic forest protection laws on anti-illegal logging, Executive Order No. 23 or the moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in natural and residual forest, Chainsaw Act and other laws implemented by the Environmental Management Bureau. Moreover, personality development in the workplace was also discussed which aims to boost harmony in respective offices and to foster the morale of the employees.

Resource speakers for this 2-day training came from various government agencies in Region XI such as the Civil Service Commission, Department of Budget and Management’s Government Procurement Policy Board-Technical Support Office (GPPB-TSO), Financial Management Services, Mines and GeoSciences Bureau, EMB and DENR Central Office.

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