DENR-1 Extension Officers equipped with NGP Policies and Regulations

DENR-1 Extension Officers equipped with

NGP Policies and Regulations


One hundred eighty four (184) Forest Extension Officers (EOs) and Site Coordinators of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 1 recently oriented and updated on the latest developments and instructions regarding the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP).

Specifically, the EOs and Site Coordinators were taught on various topics such as Duties and Responsibilities of EOs, People’s Organization (PO) Community Organizing and Protocols and Buttom-up Budget (BuB) Projects, and Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) topics .

The Office of the Regional Director (ORD) thru the Regional NGP Coordinating Office has conducted a series of meeting cum orientation on September 8 and 9 and attended by the NGP field implementers from the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs/CENROs) of the four provinces, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan.

During the said events, the EOs and Site Coordinators were reminded of their duties and responsibilities as the bridge builders in the success of the project through the NGP partners POs/LGUs and other stakeholders. Also, it was emphasized that EOs and Sites Coordinators should act as IEC agents being the channels of information to the communities on various environmental laws and regulations.

In the Action Planning Session, the EOs and Site Coordinators were directed to complete all their planting activities before the onset of El Nino Phenomena. Also, the action plans must contain the anticipation of the possible effects of El Nino.

The meetings were also focused on the Status of the Accomplishments of NGP and Presentation/Discussions of EOs and Site Coordinators’ Action Plans per area of assignments/s for the next four (4) months of CY 2015.

ARD Bambalan reminded the EOs to focus not only on the activities, but also on the results. “Pag may problema, gawan ng paraan or go to your Site Coordinators. At kung hindi kaya ng Site Coordinators, go to a higher level: CENRO, PENRO, and Regional. Don’t stop. Keep finding results,” ARD added.

Towards the closing program, the EOs were asked about their impressions on the implementation of NGP in the region. (Divine Joy DG. Picar)


Photo Releases

MURAL PAINTING CONTEST - Photo shows the  registration of  students from different public and private school of Districts 1 and 2 of La Union.  Extreme right,  ARD for Management Pedro L. Noble and PENRO Samuel Songcuan (right)while listening in the short program.

The winning entry among the twelve (12) participants is  from Don Eriguel National High School of Agoo, La Union represented by Analiza Amado and Margie Maculada.

Photos showing in action cleaning the surroundings of the Government Center with PENRO La Union Personnel led by Raquel Abedania – Lopez, OIC, Chief for Management (left photo) and For. Alfredo Racoma, OIC Chief for Technical of PENRO La Union (right photo).

FOR A CLEANER WORLD – Schools in the Province of Pangasinan get creative in encouraging students to practice proper waste disposal and segregation and water conservation through the YES-O program in their respective schools. These include the Basketball basurahan and Rainwater Harvesting Facility. 

SPECIAL PATENT FOR SCHOOL SITES – Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. (1st row, 2nd from right) together with La Union PENR Officer Samuel Songcuan, (1st row, 1st from right), awards special patents to five (5) public schools in the Province of La Union during the orientation program of LGU partners on land rights and governance project. Pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 2015-01 issued by the DENR Central Office, land titling of public schools aims to provide a solid legal basis for land ownership and serve as assurance and entitlement to the said institutions. Also in the photo are (2nd row,from R-L) Foundation for Economic Freedom representative Atty. Gregorio Katigbak, Licensing Patents and Deeds Division Chief Manuel G. Ydia, Registry of Deeds representative Atty. Laura Padua, Provincial Administrator Geoffrey S. Tilan, Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines Region I chapter representative Engr. Gregorio Malacas, Atty. Enan Orceo and Atty. Erwin Tiamzon.

ERDB Director in DENR-Region 1. In his 1st visit in the region, Director Adornado together with Watershed and Water Resources Research Center Head Dr. Carlos Arida (3rd from left) tackled the management of clonal nurseries in a technical meeting with DENR executives headed by RD Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. (4th from left), ARD for Technical Services Gwendolyn Bambalan (2nd from left) and CENRO Victor Dabalos of Bangui, Ilocos Norte.

ERDB Director in DENR-Region 1. ERDB Director Henry A. Adornado (center) forges Agreement with broadcast media (represented by Mr. Ruben Ballesteros of DZNL Aksyon Radyo-La Union) for airing of ENR technologies on watershed and water resources management. In the photo are RD Paquito T. Moreno and Watershed and Water Resources Center Head, Dr. Carlos Arida, ARD for Technical Services Gwendolyn Bambalan and other staff of DENR-1, WWRRC, PIA and media partners.

DENR-1 Management Team tackled mid-year performance during the 2nd Regional Management Conference held at the Leisure Coast Resort, Dagupan City on August 13-14, 2015. Executives and members of the Management Team who came in their corporate business attire was headed by (at the presidential table) RD Paquito T. Moreno (center) and flanked by (from left) MGB-RD Carlos Tayag, ARD for Management Pedro L. Noble, ARD for Technical Services Gwendolyn Bambalan and EMB-RD Ma. Victoria Abrera.

OATH TAKING – Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. (1st row, 2nd from right) together with (L-R, 1st row): Engr. Raymundo C. Gayo, Ms. Imelda U. Tabil, Ms. Janette A. Pascua, Ms. Erlinda B. Benter, Ms. Sheila R. Camagon, For. Victor C. Dabalos, Atty. Arlyn Katherine C. Buduhan, Ms. Rosemarie B. Jornacion, Engr. Ronnie M. Jacinto, and For. Fernando B. Estrada (L-R, 2nd  row): Ms. Raquel A. Lopez, Mr. Nestor C. Guillermo, Ms. Rosalia C. Soriano, and For. Alfredo R. Racoma, Jr.

BROADCASTREEING –As a commitment to the National Greening Program, KBP La Union Chapter represented by Ms. Mila Abuan (DZNL Aksyon Radyo), LGU Agoo headed by Mayor Sandra Eriguel and 2nd District Congressman Eufranio Eriguel, La Union PENR Officer Samuel Songcuan forged agreement for the Adopt-an-NGP site project within the Agoo-Damortis Protected Landscape and Seascape (ADPLS) in Sta. Rita, Agoo, La Union during the Broadcastreeing activity on August 20,2015. The signing was manifested by LGU officials, media and DENR-1 Regional Public Affairs Office.

Assitant Regional Director Gwendolyn C. Bambalan lectures on the Duties and Responsibilities of EOs and People’s Organization (PO) Community Organizing and Protocols at Hotel Consuelo, Lingayen, Pangasinan on Sepyember 8, 2015.

Regional NGP Coordinator Forester Maximo F. Soriano, Jr n the Duties and Responsibilities of EOs and People’s Organization (PO) Community Organizing and Protocols at Palacio de Laoag, Laoag, Ilocos Norte on September 9, 2015.

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