R1 RD Turn-Over

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu installs a New Regional Director in Ilocos Region


San Fernando City, La Union - Nothing is permanent except change.  This was manifested during the recently held Turn-over Ceremony at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 1.  The Outgoing Region 1 Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. was succeeded by the former Region XII Director Reynulfo A. Juan.

The change in the leadership in DENR Region 1 came about last January 15, 2018 by virtue of DENR Special Order No. 2018-27 signed by Sec. Roy A.  Cimatu

Outgoing Region 1 Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. wholeheartedly welcomed the change of command as he is pretty sure that he will become a vital part of the DENR in combatting the problems in the mining sector.  He was thankful to the Secretary for the trust and confidence given to him.

Incoming Region 1 Director Reynulfo A. Juan, likewise expressed his gratitude to Sec. Cimatu and the whole DENR Officialdom for entrusting to him to lead DENR Ilocos Region.  He promised to pay forward through sincere, fast and efficient service to his father’s birth region, as his dad hails from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

During the turn-over rites, Sec. Cimatu underscored that the change in leadership does not mean a non-performance of the outgoing Regional Director but he found a better position for RD Moreno who is a Mining Engineer whom the Secretary stated that he (RD Moreno) can be an asset in the agency’s efforts in mining.  Likewise with the incoming Regional Director Juan who is a Geologist by profession will be a huge help in the dwindling water 

production in Region 1.  The DENR Chief likewise expressed his high hopes in the leadership of the new Region 1 Director as he has shown his clout in serving the government for the last 41 years.

Sec. Cimatu highlighted in his keynote speech that “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”  Translating it to the government’s efforts in the environmental issues and concerns especially in strategizing to neutralize the enemies of the environment and natural resources.

After the ceremonial rites, the DENR Officials visited the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in La Union as Sec. Cimatu promised that he will strengthen the capacity of the PENROs and CENROs to sustain the best service to the Filipinos.  (RPAO)


DENR RD Reynulfo A. Juan in Region 1

DENR RD Reynulfo A. Juan in Region 1


San Fernando City, La Union – “Sincerity, Integrity, Efficiency and Fast Service,” these are the values that the New DENR Regional Director Reynulfo A. Juan wants to instill to the employees of his new turf, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Ilocos Region.  Region 1 is composed of 4 Provinces namely: La Union, Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.

In his message during the Monday Convocation, he gave emphasis to the importance of these values.  RD Juan stated that every employee should serve the people with these values because the Filipinos deserve no less than the best service from the government. 

Reminding everyone his acceptance message during the Turn-over Rites last Friday (January 19, 2018), he committed to introduce reforms in the organization to ensure that targets are accomplished well and on time and all employees are part of the effort in achieving the targets and goals of the organization.  Another reform he wish to introduce is the Open-door Policy, where he urged employees not to be wary and feel free to talk to him because he wants to know what the employees are up to.

He started his work officially last Saturday (January 20, 2018) where he had a briefing with the Technical and Management Services in order to apprise him with the status of the programs and projects of DENR congruent to the 10-point agenda of Sec. Roy A. Cimatu.  He also took time in meeting his staff (Office of the Regional Director). This week will be a busy week as well for the Regional Chief as he will be heading to the provinces to inspect the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices in the entire region.  Way to go Region 1 under the leadership of RD Juan. (RPAO)

Photo Releases

WALK FOR JUANA – In line with the celebration  of Women’s Month, DENR-1 personnel including the  Environmental Management Bureau, Mines and Geosciences Bureau and PENRO La Union employees actively participated during the inter-agency activities conducted by the Regional Advocates for Gender Equality (RAGE I) on March 16, 2016 at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Mid-La Union Campus. The activities include a funwalk, cheering completion, and parlor games.

KAPIHAN SA ILOCOS – DENR-1 Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Gwendolyn C. Bambalan discusses environmental programs, projects and events on March 9, 2016 during a press conference at the Philippine Information Agency, San Fernando City La Union. Also featured in the said media activity were Kids to Forest Young Earth Ambassadors James Darylle Rey and Cesar Ariola, Jr. Rey and Ariola shared their stories on how they initiated change in their family, peers, school and community towards caring for the environment. The Kapihan sa Ilocos, held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month is a one-hour live program aired over three radio stations in the La Union and Dagupan.

National Youth Council, Commissioner-at-large Paul Anthony M. Pangilinan delivers his piece on the importance of cooperation and active participation of the different agencies.

CONVERGENCE AND COLLABORATIVE EFFORT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR THE PEOPLE:  (from left to right) Mangatarem Mayor Balong Ventenilla, Pangasinan Governor Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary  Regina Paz L. Lopez, Natural Resources Development Council President-Designate Sylvia Ordonez,  DENR -1 Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. CESO III, >>> Read More >>>

Former Mayor and now consultant Eddie Guillen (l) of Piddig shows to DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu and Region 1 Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. the map of the Lammin Coffee Plantation during the cabinet secretary’s visit here on June 2, 2017.

DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu visited his hometown in Ilocos Norte recently and made a side trip to Piddig, where he met with local officials to gain more insights on the ongoing development of the town’s model project under the national convergence initiative on coffee farming.

A Serpent Eagle was recently rescued from the Eco-Trail of Holcim Phils. Located in Quirino, Bacnotan, La Union last July 21, 2017.  The said eagle was allegedly trapped at a cage which Holcim provided to feed some 20 species of migratory birds gliding within the area.  It was found that the said eagle could not make its way out from the cage, reason for the workers to save the struggling eagle from being trapped.  Spilornis Cheela is the scientific name of the Crested Serpent Eagle which was named “Kailian,” coined from the local term of “Kababayan or Kabayan.”  Holding “Kailian” during the ceremonial release on July 25, 2017 are Bacnotan Mayor Francis Fontanilla (on blue collared shirt) and Holcim Plant Manager Eraño Santos.  Looking on are DENR1 representatives, Wildlife Handler Joe Nullar, Enforcement Division Chief Atty. Arlene Buduhan and Cora Pugal of the Wildlife Conservation Division.  DENR1-RePAO

DENR Chief Sec. Roy A. Cimatu as he turns-over the DENR1 Flag of Leadership to Regional Director Reynulfo A. Juan while RD Paquito T. Moreno looks on (R)

New DENR 1 RD Reynulfo A. Juan delivers his acceptance speech during the Turn-over Ceremony

New DENR 1 RD Reynulfo A. Juan’s smile shows a sincere commitment in upholding the DENR mandate

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