Tree Planting on Environment Month. Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Pablito Ofrecia of Compostela Valley Province leads the planting of 500 falcata seedlings within the one hectare area in Mapaang, Maco, Comval Province. The said activity which is in line with the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month 2013 is participated in by employees from the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENRO and CENROs) of Comval Province, other stakeholders and beneficiaries of the Cash for Work Project under the National Greening Program (NGP) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
DENR Changes Guard
Outgoing Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Ramon J.P. Paje turns over the DENR flag and plate number to incoming Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez today held at the Social Hall of DENR Central Office.
In her message, Lopez is urging the employees to work with non-negotiable integrity and help improve the country by weaving a blanket of environmental consciousness.
"I want to shift the perception of DENR as mere regulator", she stressed.
Moreover, she assures to have an integrated relationship with all DENR employees particularly the Regional Directors and one of her immediate steps is to put a hotline/email address to all the regions for easy access from the stakeholders/citizens.
On the other hand, Paje requests all DENR employees to give the same support to Lopez and to continue to work hand in hand in terms of environmental management, protection and conservation.