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PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT. Region 2 officials from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) have provided the local government unit (LGU) of Santa Praxedes technical assistance to aid the tourism development in the municipality.

Regional Executive Director (RED) Gwendolyn Bambalan of DENR Region 2 together with representatives of the DPWH discussed and resolved with the local government officials issues and concerns pertaining to environment and public works regulatory functions for infrastructure projects.

The meeting will pave the way to attract tourists in Sta. Praxedes which is known for its majestic forest landscape and clean coastline. "We encourage the LGU to consider our direction to promote climate resilience while providing livelihood to local communities," said Director Bambalan.

Mayor Esterlina Aguinaldo of Santa Praxedes also said bringing development in the locality in collaboration with government partner agencies will enhance not only the ecotourism area in the locality but also improve the livelihood of the farmers and fishermen by having a farm-to-market road to bring and promote their products.

In Claveria town, RED Bambalan also met DENR and LGU staff to tackle the improvement of land titling process in said town and other municipalities covering the jurisdiction of the community environment and natural resources office in Sanchez Mira, Cagayan.

To facilitate the land titling procedures, the regional environment chief urged the local chief executive to strengthen the collaboration of DENR and LGU through forging of a Memorandum of Partnership Agreement that will create an office in the LGU to facilitate acceptance of patent applications.

Lucille Angelus Guillen-Yapo, municipal mayor of Claveria, committed to support the move for the benefits of her constituents and for the attainment of the town’s economic stability through an improved land management administration.#

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The Course was designed to make supervisors in the bureaucracy become better decision-makers, problem solvers, and counselors to their direct reports.
β€œThe reward that you’ll be getting after the learning event is seeing yourselves improve your present level of competencies, apart from you becoming the future heads of your respective offices,” said Enforcement Division Joel Daquioag Chief who represented Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan during the event.
Forester Daquioag challenged the batch of incumbent supervisors to excel in the delivery of public service, including decision making, and the management of human resource.
Among the resource speakers were Directors Elpidio Bunagan, Rewina Arugay, and Maria Noemi Bustamante of CSC Field Office Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, and Regional Office 2, respectively.#
NEW DENR R2 FULL-FLEDGED CENR OFFICERS AND DIVISION CHIEFS. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cagayan Valley headed by Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan congratulates its eight full-fledged Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Officers and Division Chiefs.
In a recent nationwide blended oath-taking ceremony, DENR Undersecretary for Organizational Transformation and Human Resources Augusto Dela PeΓ±a administered the oathtaking of CENR Officers Zelda Vasquez, Minerva Paguigan, Proceso Canapi, and Joselito Razon; and Development Management Officers V Remedios Pauig and Ariel Lagua, Engineer V Fe Lingan, and Planning Officer V Nenita Naranja.
The ceremony was witnessed by DENR employees and family members of the appointees.#
PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE OCEAN PROTECTION AND CONSERVATION. In celebration of the Month of the Ocean (MOO) 2023, officials and employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 kicked off the celebration through a simultaneous regionwide cleanup and tree growing activities.
A total of 219 sacks of garbage were collected along the Magat River in Ramon, Isabela; Sangbay River in Nagtipunan, Quirino; and Ganano River in Cajel and Baguio Village in Diffun, Quirino and in other areas in Alicaocao and Carabatan Chica in Cauayan City, Calao East, Santiago City, municipalities of Quezon and San Isidro, all in Isabela; Baringin, Magsaysay, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; and Centro 2, Claveria, Cagayan.
Most of the collected wastes were plastic materials like soda bottles, bags and sacks.
182 bamboo propagules and indigenous seedlings like talisay, bani, barukbok, and bitaog were also planted at the same areas to include along the seashore and mangrove part of the Palaui Island and Protected Landscape and Seasape in San Vicente, Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
The MOO with the theme "Sustainably Feed the Global Population" aims to highlight the importance of conservation, protection and sustainable management of the Philippine coastal and marine resources.
It is celebrated annually every month of May by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 57 signed by then President Joseph Ejercito Estrada.#
CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCE. As part of continuing development of the organization's human capital, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 has conducted yesterday another Mass Oath Taking Ceremony in Tuguegarao City.
Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan of DENR Region 2 administered the oath of office of the 62 newly-appointed personnel who vowed allegiance to the Department and committed to work harder for the environment.
"I hope that you are more motivated to perform your work to the best of your ability," Director Bambalan said as she congratulated the appointees for their success.
Assistant Regional Executive Director for Technical Services Marcos Dacanay in his message acknowledged the effort of the Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (HRMPSB) for doing a deliberate process in the recruitment, selection and placement of qualified applicants to vacant positions.
Director Bambalan reminded the appointees from the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya and Batanes that in the discharge of their functions, they have to exercise due diligence, uphold transparency, integrity, and accountability. "Being appointed is not just having the position, you have to be ready to assume the higher responsibility that is attached to your new position," the regional environment chief added.
The oathtaking of the employees was facilitated by the HRMPSB under the chairmanship of Atty. Ismael Manaligod, DENR assistant regional executive director for management services.#