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New DENR-I Regional Director

Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno of CAR installed
as new DENR Environment Chief of Region I

      Engineer Paquito T. Moreno Jr. formally assumed his post as new OIC, Regional Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region I (DENR-I) during the installation rites held at the DENR-I Social Hall, Government Center, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union last April 17, 2015. The new DENR Chief took over the post from RD Samuel R. Penafiel who served DENR-I for five (5) years and retired from government service last April 6, 2015.

       Moreno, a licensed mining engineer, was officially installed by DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio M. Ignacio under DENR Special Order 2015-207 in the presence of other key officials from the Central Office, Marcial C. Amaro, ASEC for Field Operations, officials and employees of the Regional Office. In his message, the young and new RD urged fellow DENR key officials and employees to work hand in hand with him to continue the foresight, programs and projects that RD Penafiel led in the agency. After the installation program, the new RD together with Usec Ignacio personally visited every division of DENR-I to meet rank and file staff and division chiefs.

      In his career, Engr. Moreno rose from the ranks in the government service and started as casual mining engineer in the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), DENR Central Office and later moved to the Cordillera Administrative Region as Environmental Management Specialist at the Environmental Management and Protected Areas Sector then further designated as Chief of the Environmental Impact Assessment Division before he became the Regional Director of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), DENR-CAR. He was later designated by DENR Secretary Ramon P. Paje as OIC Regional Executive Director of DENR-CAR in 2013. His graduate studies include, Masters in Management Engineering and a Master in Management, the later obtained from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM). After his studies at AIM, he was designated as the Project Manager of the World Bank-Global Environment Fund (WB-GEF)-Manila Third Sewerage Project. RD Moreno is a Career Executive Service (CES) Eligible conferred by the CES Board. #Aida Paday-os/RPAO

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DENR-1 Management Team: Regional Director Samuel R. Peǹafiel with Dr. Gwendolyn “Mutya” Bambalan, Ass’t. Regional Technical Director for Technical Services (extreme left), Eng’r. Peter Noble, ARD for Management Services (right) and Pangasinan-PENR Officer Leduina Co.

DENR-1 CONDUCTED 1ST MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE WITH NEW MANAGEMENT TEAM. Photo above was taken at the President’s Hotel in Lingayen, Pangasinan on February 11, 2015: 1st Row (from left): Dr. Gwendolyn Bambalan, ARD for Technical Services, Regional Director Samuel R. Peǹafiel, Read More

For. Maximo F. Soriano, Jr. (right), now the National Greening Program Coordinator of Region 1 giving his message during the 1st Regional Management Conference in Lingayen, Pangasinan on February 11-12.  For. Soriano is the former Regional Technical Director for LMS in Region 6. Also in the photo are ARD Gwendolyn Bambalan of Technical Services, RD Samuel R. Peñafiel, PENRO Leduina Co of Pangasinan and ARD Pedro Noble of Management Services

Mr. Angelo Royeca of the Lincensing and Permitting Division and Ms. Aurora Bugarin of the Regional Public Affairs Office (hidden) assist a queue of clients on land titling at the Public Assistance Desk located at the Lobby of the DENR-1 Building.

DENR-1 KICKS-OFF WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION.  A Photo Exhibit is being displayed at the building’s Lobby during the Kick off Program on March 2, 2015.  It  showcases the Women and Men DENR-GAD Advocates and Champions through the years as well as the PO (People’s Organizations) stakeholders featuring ENR Enterprises

Regional Director Samuel R. Peñafiel awarding Plaque of Appreciation to DOLE-ARD Florence Marie G. Ulep, Regional Advocate on Gender Equality (RAGE) in Region 1 who was the Guest Speaker during the said event. Also in the photo are ARD for Technical Services Gwendolyn Bambalan (left), ARD for Management Services Eng’r. Pedro Noble and RD Carlos Tayag of MGB-1.

In order to motivate community participation in local governance and encourage participation on programs which uphold public-private partnership, the DENR regional office staff and personnel, Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) and PENRO La Union.... Read More >>>

Candles were lighted on after the simultaneous switching off of Lights at the City Plaza with Mayor Pablo C. Ortega, Busted fluorescent lights were surrendered to the City Government in exchange for LED-Lights provided by the DENR-EMB.  Some of the works of the youth “glowed in the dark” as their output for the “Painting in the Dark” activity  which bear environmental messages and the awarding of winners in the said contest.

RD Samuel Peñafiel and DENR-1 employees gleefully looking through a bamboo basket as one of the products of the People’s Organizations displayed during the exhibit; On right photo shows RD Peñafiel with RD Jennilyne Role of the Philippine Information Agency who opened the Exhibit along with ARD Gwendolyn Bambalan of Technical Services and ARD Pedro Noble of Management Services and ARD Dina Gaerlan of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (in black suit). A Press Conference participated by print and broadcast media, POs and concerned government agencies. One of the livelihood presentors, Mr. Paulino Laganas, the PO President of Le Dilla Duhat Wine sharing the technology and their success story behind their duhat-wine enterprise.

DENR-1 Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. on an interview by Radio Anchor Absalom Flores and Aiza Manongdo of BOMBO Radyo La Union regarding the captured wildlife species which was turned over to the DENR. He lauded the responsible citizens for such act and expressed his appreciation to them where they are of great help in the preservation and conservation of the wildlife.

BOMBO RADYO represented by Anchor Absalom Flores (3rd fr. right) and Aiza Manongdo (yellow shirt) turning over a migratory bird species identified as Peregrine falcon  by Ms. Marlyn Racoma, (Environment Management Specialist of the Conservation and Development Division of the DENR) (extreme right). Also in the photo are Engr. Ronnie Jacinto, Supervising Specialist (2nd from right), Mr. Jose Nullar of CDD, Mr. Generoso Garcia of RPAO and Dr. Joey Zarate of CDD.

The migratory bird which was captured by a certain Mr. Fidel Corpuz of Brgy. Namtutan, San Fernando City, La Union will be taken to the Recovery Area for wildlife species and when fully recovered it will be eventually released in its natural habitat.

Engr. Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. was formally installed as the new Regional Director of DENR-Region 1 by Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio L. Ignacio, Jr. in a ceremony welcoming the Incoming Environment Chief at the DENR-1 Social Hall, San Fernando City, La Union on April 17, 2015.  Also in the photo are retired former RD Samuel R. Peñafiel (left), ASEC Marcial Amaro and Director Lourdes Ferrer of Project Operation and Management. Also in the photo below are staff of the Mines and Geo Sciences Bureau, Engr. Renato Rimando and Engr. Antonio Cafirma. 

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