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PROMOTING EFFICIENCY AND COMPETENCE FOR BETTER PUBLIC SERVICE. “Let us raise the bar in the delivery of public service even in the smallest thing that we do to improve our performance and to satisfy our customers,” Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) advised the attendees during the Reorientation of ENR Laws on Issuance of Licenses, Patents and Deeds held in Tuguegarao City.
She also encouraged them to provide timely and efficient responses to customer's needs and inquiries particularly on the progress of their transaction or application of land documents.
Among the 73 participants, five Land Management Officers III were recognized during the closing program. They were directed to act as subject matter experts in succeeding land-related learning events.
Class topnotchers were Ma. Leonora Laurente and Girlie Pagulayan of PENRO Cagayan, 1st and 2nd, respectively; Cesar Tolenada of PENR Sub-Office Nueva Vizcaya, 3rd; Alma Abanto of PENRO Isabela, 4th; and Frederick Maglay of CENRO Solana, 5th.
The three-day reorientation started on Feb. 8, this year, aims to enhance the functional competencies of land management personnel to have a common understanding on ENR policies, rules and regulations and to achieve a speedy processing and issuance of patents, permits and clearances issued by the DENR.#
RAISING THE BAR IN THE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICE. To strengthen land management and disposition program, 73 land management personnel under the regulating and permitting divisions and sections of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 are attending the three-day Reorientation of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Laws on Issuance of Licenses, Patents and Deeds at the DENR Regional Office, Tuguegarao City.
The training is in adherence with the directive of Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan of DENR Cagayan Valley to enhance the employees' competencies towards attaining an excellent individual and office performances.
In his message, Assistant Regional Executive Director (ARED) for Management Services, Atty. Ismael Manaligod emphasized the importance of being conscious on one-time only contact with customers policy under RA 11032 known as the "Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018."
“We have to be mindful of our services to be rated as passed under the said Act, our services should be timely, responsive and cost efficient on the part of the government and the customer,” said ARED Manaligod emphasizing the delivery of an improved processing and issuance of patents, clearances, and permits.
He also reminded the participants to observe regulatory requirements and provide the customers the best advise that are within the bounds of the ENR rules and regulations.
“This activity is very timely given that we are currently putting the Anti-Red Tape Act’s provision into practice and do streamlining measures to satisfy our customers in the number of days of approval of our land documents,” said ARED for Technical Services Marcos Dacanay in his message.
The Learning service providers both from the DENR and Land Management Bureau are expected to equip the participants knowledge in investigation report preparation, screening, processing and evaluation for recommendation on approval of various tenure applications.
Existing policies, laws, rules and regulations on forest utilization, water resource utilization, wildlife resource permitting, land disposition, and appraisal or reappraisal of management of foreshore areas are being discussed.
The event also intends to develop the technical writing skills and completed staff work competency of the participants.#
After learning the effects of improper waste management, student leaders of the Cagayan National High School in Tuguegarao City have committed to practice and advocate for proper segregation and disposal of wastes.
In the environmental symposium dubbed as “Titindig para sa Kalikasan” held on Jan. 30, this year, the participants composed of Junior High School class presidents and club officers were oriented on the salient features of Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Forester Ricky Sibbaluca of the Environmental Management Bureau Region 2 encouraged the students to practice proper waste segregation at source. He also urged the school heads to maintain its material recovery facility for proper management of wastes accumulated in the school.
Regional Youth Desk Officer Ralffe Concepcion of DENR Region 2 enjoined the students to become ambassadors of environmental preservation by practicing recycling and upcyling of wastes.
He also introduced Pinas: The Basura Buster as the icon of the Department in its ecological solid waste management advocacy campaign.
In his message, Head Teacher John Benedict Asino underscored the important roles of the youth in ensuring a clean and healthy environment. “May this symposium unite us to make actions for the environment,” he said.#
EFFICIENT EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY. As part of the Zero Waste Month celebration, Forester George Canapi of the Environmental Management Bureau Region 2 discussed Republic Act (RA) 11898 or the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Act of 2022 in an interview yesterday over Radyo Pilipinas Tuguegarao.
For. Canapi said RA 11898 is an act institutionalizing the extended producer responsibility on plastic packaging waste, amending RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act of 2000.
The law requires large companies to adopt and implement policies for proper management of their plastic packaging wastes.
The regional chief of ESWM section also emphasized that said law focuses on efficient waste management targeting waste reduction, recovery and recycling, and development of environment-friendly products by company producers.
Meanwhile, other activities conducted regionwide to drumbeat the Zero Waste Month include environmental roadshow and forum featuring Pinas: The Basura Buster, cleanup drives, distribution of ESWM print materials and onsite evaluation of the municipal-wide search for most environment-friendly barangay.
For. Canapi was joined by EMB Region 2 Information Officer Victoria Pattaguan during the radio interview. #
𝗔𝗗𝗩𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘'𝗦 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗣𝗛𝗔𝗦𝗘. From being a full time government employee for 37 years, Mylene Madduma, chief of the management services division (MSD) of the provincial environment and natural resources (PENR) office in Isabela, is now moving towards being a full time wife and mother as she retires from public service today.
“We recognized her dedication and hardwork, including her capability to handle the pressures of work in a professional way,” said Atty. Ismael Manaligod, assistant regional director for management services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2.
Administrative Division Chief Patricia Liban paid tribute to the retiree for being an empowered woman not only at the government service but also to her family and community.
In his message, PENR Officer Orly Cariazo also expressed his gratitude to the honoree for being reliable and competent in her work specifically in planning and decision-making.
“I would like to thank our officials, supervisors, and co-workers in the government who helped me deliver excellent service to the public,” expressed Chief Madduma during her retirement program.
She advised the new entrants in public service to love and enjoy their work and the people they are working with, and to not be afraid of taking risks and addressing challenges.
A plaque of public service was awarded to MSD Chief Madduma for fostering cost efficient and effective performance that resulted to an increased productivity in the government service.
The honoree started her career as Cartographer I in 1986. She later served in the records office and became Management Services Division Chief for 8 years.
The retirement program was also graced by her family members, officials, co-workers, and former colleagues in the Department.#