COMMITTED PUBLIC SERVANTS
COMMITTED PUBLIC SERVANTS. Seventy-two personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office, with over 30 years of public service were recognized today during the culminating program of the 122nd Philippine Civil Service anniversary held in Tuguegarao City.
Through the Department’s Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence, certificates of appreciation were handed over to said employees for their steadfast commitment to public service that contributed to the successful implementation of DENR’s policies, programs and projects.
“One of our core management systems is to recognize the efforts of our human resource that serves as the most important asset of our Department,” said DENR Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan.
Director Bambalan acknowledged the hardwork and dedication of employees and encouraged them to continue pursuing growth and excellence.
“We want to give you the due honor you deserve for staying and contributing sustainable development to the Department. Regardless of your position, each of you plays a vital role in the bureaucracy,” said DENR Assistant Regional Director for Management Services Ismael Manaligod.
Atty. Manaligod wished the awardees more healthy years as they continue to fulfill their duties and responsibilities at the Department. Other personnel from field offices were also recognized in separate awarding ceremonies.#
INTENSIFYING ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING CAMPAIGN
INTENSIFYING ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING CAMPAIGN. The Cagayan Valley Product Monitoring Station (CAVAPROMS) in Calitlitan, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya has intercepted another conveyance with over a million peso-worth of illegal forest products on Sunday, Sept. 26, the third apprehension incident happened in just two-week time.
The forest protection team flagged down at around 11 a.m. the Fuso Canter closed van with plate number CAJ 6107 loaded with 104 pieces of Narra flitches or lumbers with approximate volume of 2,520.75 board feet and estimated value of 1.260 million pesos.
Driver Rommel Mercado, 37 years old from San Miguel, Bulacan said the lumber was originated from Bulanao, Tabuk, Kalinga. With helper Warwin Cruz, both are now under the custody of PNP Aritao for further investigation.
Meanwhile, Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 earlier ordered in recent regional management conference for a stringent forest protection and law enforcement convergence initiatives among Regions I, III and the Cordillera Administrative Region.
After the consecutive apprehension incidence at the CAVAPROMS on Sept. 12 and 14, this year, the Enforcement Division of the DENR Regional Office has been more vigilant and alerting the forest protection officers assigned at the 26 mobile and stationary checkpoints within the north and south exits of the Cagayan Valley Region.
This is in support of the implementation of Section 68 of Presidential Decree No. 705 known as “Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines” as amended by Executive Order No. 277.#