Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 has lauded the progress of online performance monitoring system to facilitate the monitoring of projects implemented in the region.
 
“The online performance monitoring system aside from it is one way to adapt in our new normal situation, serve as a tool to get fast but accurate data that will improve the delivery of our services to the public,” RED Bambalan said during the recently concluded regional management conference held in Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
 
In her message, she commended the creation of an online job application that will be launched soon. “This will promote paperless transaction and easier access for our job applicants. It will also provide transparency in the selection and promotion process,” she added.
 
RED Bambalan also appreciated the environmental monitoring and network center recently launched by the Environmental Management Bureau to monitor the compliance of industries on environmental quality management.
 
The automated process of monitoring the implementation of various programs of the Department is in support of the government’s Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management.
 
The regional environment chief also directed to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of the ten priority programs of the Department.
 
In the conference, the physical and financial accomplishment reports of the different offices were discussed to ensure the timely and smooth project implementation in accordance with environmental policies and procedures.
 
Other discussions include sharing of community-based forest management project in Nueva Vizcaya; accounting procedures on de-recognition of plant, properties and equipment; draft regional guidelines on chainsaw registration; and manual of authorities on technical and administrative matters.
 
Meanwhile, Sangguniang Bayan Delfin Nepomuceno who represented Mayor Nelson Robinion vowed the local government’s support to environmental programs implemented in the municipality.
 
The DENR officials also planted more than 50 bamboo seedlings in celebration of the Philippine Arbor Day.
 
Bamboo planting protects watersheds and riverbanks while building climate resilient communities. It also provides livelihood opportunities through the many uses of bamboo such as crafts, houses, medicine, food, among others.
 
Joining RED Bambalan in the conference were Assistant Regional Executive Directors Ismael Manaligod and Marcos Dacanay, Regional Director Nelson Honrado, Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Division Chiefs, and other DENR personnel.#