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09182017.  In line with the Department’s thrust on good governance, with the aim of promoting transparency in financial transactions, timeliness and accuracy in financial reporting of all implementing offices within the agency, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Regional Office I headed by its Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr., conducted a 5-day Enhanced eNGAS and eBUDGET System Roll-out.  This was held last September 11-15, 2017 at Hotel Salcedo at Vigan, Ilocos Sur and was attended by Accountants, Budget Officers, Bookkeepers and Information Systems Analysts of the regional and provincial level. 

BIR Memorandum Circular No. 10-2017 (eNGAS Books of Accounts) mandates the implementation of the eNGAS and eBUDGET. 

          The Electronic New Government System (eNGAS) and Electronic Budget System (eBudget) developed by the Commission on Audit (COA) has already been installed/rolled-out and will be adopted and implemented properly once the data has been encoded in the system. The eNGAS and eBudget shall be the official source of Financial Data and Reporting.

           The workshop/lecture was facilitated by the personnel of the Finance Management Service of the DENR Central Office together with the Finance Division of DENR-1 regional office. (ffa)



Poblacion, Santol, La Union


The DENR -1 headed by Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. and PENRO Maximo F. Soriano, Jr. of La Union conducted ocular inspection of the proposed pilot site for sustainable integrated area development (SIAD) at Barangays Poblacion and Corro-oy in Santol, La Union, consisting 290 hectares CBFM.

Two peoples organization namely Ambagat CBFM Association and Poblacion Hillside Farmers Association, Inc. will act as partner in the implementation of said projects.


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The area was identified by the DENR as a convergence site for sustainable area integrated development. The project dubbed as Santol Community-Based Agritourism Project thru Agroforestry will be implemented by DENR-PENRO La Union under the convergence strategy that will involve the local government unit, NGOs, civil society organization, academe (DMMMSU), Land Bank of the Philippines and various national government agencies like the DA, DTI, DOST, TESDA, DILG, DSWD, DPWH, NIA, DAR, etc..

            The proposed activities are the establishment of 10-hectares agroforestry area using bamboo, indigenous fruit trees and forest trees including enterprise development using bio-char technology.

            The project once implemented will ensure that the communities and families benefit, in a significant and sustainable manner. 

            This holds true to the mandate of DENR Secretary Regina Paz Lopez to uphold social justices for all people. (ffa/2062017).




Governor Ortega commends PENRO La Union for being the first to furnish copy of its
Annual Report for CY 2016.



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          The Provincial Government of La Union acknowledges PENRO La Union being the first to furnish copy of its CY 2016 Annual Report.  In his letter to PENRO Maximo F. Soriano, Jr., Hon. Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” R. Ortega III congratulated the collective efforts of the entire PENRO La Union in the attainment of its goals and its contribution to better the lives of his constituents. 



           The governor also hopes that his office will continue to work in unity to make La Union the Heart of Agri-Tourism in Northern Luzon by 2025.






Theme : “Developing Innovative and Resilient MSMEs”


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PENRO La Union as member of the MSMED Council has contributed its share as resource person during the culminating activity which was held today (July 19, 2016), to discuss the Free Patent Act and other programs relevant to MSMEs.    This was held  at the 4th Floor Seminar Room, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas La Union Regional Office, San Fernando City, La Union.  This is in celebration of the 2016 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development Week. 

 The activity was attended by the heads of various national government agencies, local government units, funding institutions, peoples organizations and small enterprise.  It was graced by Hon. Governor Emmanuel Francisco R. Ortega, represented by his Provincial Information and Tourism Officer Mr. Adamor Dagang. 

DTI Director Florante Leal also delivered his inspirational message.  He acknowledged the presence of the small scale entrepreneurs stressing their importance and contribution in the development of the country.  Accordingly, 99.6% of the total registered firms are SMEs consisting 70% employment rate.  Among the total, 6% of that SMEs are exporting their products to the world.  He also said that in his 42 years of service, he is helping SMEs create more jobs for the people.  He also informed the group of the services being provided by DTI:

  • ØSmall and Medium Enterprise Roving Academy (SMERA);
  • ØTraining, product development and capacity enhancement to include provision of technical assistance in the documentation for loan purposes;
  • ØNegosyo Center (RA 10644). For La Union, the 2 Negosyo Centers were established.  One beside PETRON near the DTI Provincial Office and 1 near PARTAS;

The Negosyo Center helps facilitates business registration in five minutes;

  • ØShared-service facility.  The shared-service facility provides free service in the production operations of SMEs.  For the province of La Union, the following are the shared service facility offered by DTI for:

-          charcoal briquetting

-          bamboo products

-          organic fertilizer production

         On the other hand, RD Leal also stressed the importance of lands to economic development.  He is thankful that the DENR is supportive of all the activities and undertakings of the DTI particularly MSMED. 

 To speak in behalf of PENRO Maximo F. Soriano is Ms. Myrna L. Manio, the Supervising Ecosystems and Management Specialist of PENRO La Union.  She lectured on the titling process, requirements, benefits and addresses concerns relative to land disposition and dispute resolutions.  There were many problems raised relative to land problems which were readily answered by her.

          The forum with NGAs was conducted to raise appreciation on the institutional support structures for enterprise development as well as to create awareness on existing laws and rulings that affect business operation.  In attendance also were some of our people’s organizations involved in the National Greening Program.  The activity will help our POs be aware of their roles as organizations and responsibilities as taxpayers and micro-entrepreneurs in the future.








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July 11, 2016.  DENR-PENRO La Union headed by PENRO Maximo F. Soriano  has paid Honorable Governor Emmanuel Francisco “Pacoy” R. Ortega III a short visit after the governor has assumed post last July 01, 2016.  DENR Regional Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. thru PENRO Soriano conveyed his message of support and likewise informed the governor of the programs and projects being implemented in the province of La Union, one for instance is the DENR’s National Greening Program (NGP).  “We are implementing these programs to combat climate change”, PENRO Soriano said.  To date, a total of 2,571 hectares has been developed with timber, fuelwood, bamboo and other high value crops (fruit bearing trees).  The NGP sites are located in almost all  municipalities of  the province. 

         During the visit, Governor Pacoy asked the DENR thru PENRO La Union what projects can the provincial government partner with the department.  He said that he had set the tone during his first cabinet meeting and have accepted sustainable development as a guiding principle in the sustainable development process.  He is one with PENRO when he mentioned that climate change has become the priority for implementation of his sustainable development agenda.

          Governor Pacoy said that he wanted to make the Province of La Union the “Heart of  Agri-Tourism in Northern Luzon”.  He then recognized that environment has a great role being one of the pillars of sustainable development. 

         The governor would be grateful if DENR thru PENRO La Union will give priority on the co-management of La Union Botanical Garden.  Accordingly, the Botanical Garden will be for the interest of wildlife protection, ecotourism and biodiversity conservation.

          PENRO Soriano and his staff were elated when the Governor gladly informed that their office was the first to give a copy of the Environment Situation Report of Region I.  Complementing to the support offered by the PENRO towards the province’ plans and programs, the Governor appreciated hence, offering in return open lines of communication between the two office.


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Transparency Seal explained

In National Budget Circular No. 542, issued on August 29, 2012, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) reiterates compliance by all offices of the national government, including state universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporations, government financial institutions and local government units with Section 93, the Transparency Seal provision, of the General Appropriations Act of 2012, to wit:

“Sec. 93. Transparency Seal. To enhance transparency and enforce accountability, all national government agencies shall maintain a transparency seal on their official websites. The transparency seal shall contain the following information: (i) the agency’s mandates and functions, names of its officials with their position and designation, and contact information; (ii) annual reports, as required under National Budget Circular Nos. 507 and 507-A dated January 31, 2007 and June 12, 2007, respectively, for the last three (3) years; (iii) their respective approved budgets and corresponding targets immediately upon approval of this Act; (iv) major programs and projects categorized in accordance with the five key results areas under E.O. No. 43, s. 2011; (v) the program/projects beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions; (vi) status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports; and (vii) annual procurement plan, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/suppliers/consultants.”

The Circular also declares that the respective heads of the agencies shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.

The Circular directs that the Transparency Seal must be prominently displayed on the main page of the agency website, and linked to a page within the agency website that contains the aforementioned documents in downloadable format. 

Symbolism of the Transparency Seal 

A pearl that is buried inside a tightly-shut shell is practically worthless. Government information is a pearl, meant to be shared with the public in order to maximize its inherent value.

The Transparency Seal, depicted by a pearl shining out of an open shell, is a symbol of a policy shift towards openness in access to government information. On the one hand, it hopes to inspire Filipinos in the civil service to be more open to citizen engagement; on the other, it seeks to invite the Filipino citizenry to exercise their right to participate in governance.

This initiative is envisioned as a step in the right direction towards solidifying the position of the Philippines as the Pearl of the Orient – a shining example for democratic virtue in the region.


DENR compliance with Transparency Seal

 I. DENR mandates and functions, names of officials with their positions and designations, and contact information

 II. Annual Reports

      a. Statement of Allotment, Obligations and Balances 

     b. Disbursement and Income

         b.1. Disbursement Report 

    •              b.1.1. FY 2013
    • c. Physical Plan 
      • e. Financial Monitoring Reports
      • f. Financial Accountability Reports 

III. DENR approved budgets and corresponding targets

    • a. Approved Budget

         b. Corresponding Targets 

b.1. FY 2013  
b.1. FY 2012 

V. The program/project beneficiaries as identified in the applicable special provisions



VI. Status of implementation and program/project evaluation and/or assessment reports

 a. Accomplishment Report for FY 2013

 •   FY 2013 3rd Quarter Accomplishment Report

                              -  Support to Operations
                              -  General Administration and Support Services
                              -  Forest Management Service
                              -  Land Management Service (as of October)
                              -  Protected Areas, Watershed and Coastal Zone Management Service
                              -  Ecosystem Research Development Service (as of October)

               •   FY 2013 2nd Quarter Accomplishment Report

                              -  Support to Operations
                              -  General Administration and Support Services
                              -  Forest Management Service
                              -  Land Management Service
                              -  Protected Areas, Watershed and Coastal Zone Management Service
                              -  Ecosystem Research Development Service     

                •   FY 2013 1st Quarter Accomplishment Report

                              -  Support to Operations
                              -  General Administration and Support Services
                              -  Forest Management Service
                              -  Land Management Service
                              -  Protected Areas, Watershed and Coastal Zone Management Service
                              -  Ecosystem Research Development Service  
                                   * ERDS Narrative Report                               

VII. Annual procurement plans, contracts awarded and the name of contractors/ suppliers/ consultants





DENR Ilocos Region partners and stakeholders given recognition during Gawad Parangal rites

DENR Ilocos Region partners and stakeholders given recognition during Gawad Parangal rites

The finale of the Environment Month 2019 celebration after a series of month- long activities is the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) Culminating Program held at Marand Resort and Spa, Bauang, La Union last July, 19, 2019. The occasion was also in line with 32nd Anniversary celebration of the DENR.

DENR- I Culminating Program is the best time and opportunity to honour the awardees in the main event, “Gawad Parangal sa Kalikasan,” wherein various partners and stakeholders in the region were accorded and given recognitions for their unwavering support and contribution to the programs and advocacies of the agency particularly in the protection, preservation and conservation of the environment and natural resources. Out 60 candidates, 46 of the environmental partners were given recognition for their worthy initiatives beyond their mandates. The awardees were the following: 1. Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte 2. Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur 3. LGU- Sto. Domingo, I. Sur 4. PNP- Burgos, I. Sur 5. PNP- Sta. Maria, I. Sur 6. PNP- Magsingal, I. Sur 7. PNP- Narvacan, I. Sur 8. PNP- Sto. Domingo, I. Sur 9. Provincial Government of La Union 10. LGU- Naguilian, La Union 11. LGU- San Juan, La Union 12. LGU- Pugo, La Union 13. LGU- Bauang, La Union 14. LGU- Bacnotan, La Union 15. LGU- Caba, La Union 16. LGU- San Fernando City, La Union. 17. LGU- Alaminos City, Pangasinan (Mangrove Project and R.I.V.E.R.S. for Life) 18. LGU- Batista, Pangasinan 19. LGU- Sison, Pangasinan 20. PNP- Labrador, Pangasinan 21. PNP- Bugallon, Pangasinan 22. PNP- Aguilar, Pangasinan 23. PNP- Mangatarem, Pangasinan 24. BJMP- Urdaneta City 25. PNP, Region- I 26. Department of Public Works and Highways, region- I (DPWH-I) 27. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region- I (BFAR- I) 28. PNP- Regional Maritime Unit 1 29.Landbank of the Philippines (San Fernando City Branch) 30. Philippine Information Agency, Region- I (PIA- I) 31. Bureau of Fire Protection, Region- I (BFP- I) 32.Teodoro’s Farm c/o Engr. John Teodoro 33. Ambagat CBFM Association, Inc., c/o Cesar Oblero 34. Piscong Farmer’s Association Inc. 35. Health Education Environment Discipleship (HEED) Foundation Inc. 36. Science of Identity Foundation (SIFCARE) 37. CS First Green Agri- Industrial Development Inc. 38. Integrated Mining Information and Education, Region- I (I- MINE) 39. HOLCIM Mining and Development Corporation 40. Northern Cement Corporation 41. Mr. Norberto A. Viera of Areiv Eco Resort 42. DZSO Bombo Radio La Union 43. DZAG Radyo ng Bayan 44. ABS- CBN Regional Network 45. GMA Regional Network 46. UNTV.

Material Recovery Facility (MRF) financial assistance were also awarded to selected Local Government Units while the winners in the Environmental Jingle Making Contest received their prizes and recognitions. Gawad Parangal was conceptualized to commend the environmental partners in the region including national government agencies (NGA), non- government organizations (NGO), schools, media and private individuals. DENR- I including its line bureaus, Mines and Geosciences, Region- I (MGB- I) and the Environmental Management Bureau, Region- I (EMB- I) have been always committed to the environmental protection and recognize partnership with stakeholders in the formulation of environmental policy framework for the ecological utilization of the country’s natural resources.

              Guest of honor and speaker during the event was La Union Governor Emmanuel Francisco “Pacoy” Ortega III who was represented by La Union District II Board Member Abraham Rimando. DENR- I Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa quoted an inspirational adage to the awardees, “You are not just our partners but an ally in caring, conserving and protecting the environment,” he said. MGB – I Regional Director Carlos Tayag also stated in his closing message, “ We are committed to implement environmental protection and management program as we do our best efforts to reconcile economic development with the protection of our natural resources.” (RPAO)

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Photo Releases

Photo shows DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (5th from left) leads the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Re- Development Old CENRO Bangui Bldg. together with DENR-I key officials led by RD Reynulfo A. Juan and Bangui Mayor Fidel Cimatu, Jr.

DENR- I spearheads International Coastal Clean-up 2018 in Region- I

MOA SIGNING: (Seated left) Mangatarem Mayor Ramil P. Ventenilla signed as witness on the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between (seated right) Regional Executive Director Reynulfo A. Juan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region I and (middle) District Engineer Edita L. Manuel of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Pangasinan for the Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP) at Brgy. Catarataraan, Mangatarem, Pangasinan, within the portion of Manleluag Spring Protected Landscape (MSPL). Witnessing the signing are (standing from left) MSPL Protected Area Supervisor (PASu), Marlyn Banda and Conservation and Development Division (CDD) Chief, For.Barbara Pernia.

DENR- I delegation headed by OIC, Chief, Administrative Division Mary Ann Escoto joined the opening ceremonies in the AREX Sportsfest 2018 held at DPWH Second Engineering District Office in Bauang, La Union last October 23, 2018. Highlights of the activity include a short program, AREX muse competition and opening of ball games. (G. Garcia- RPAO)

Photo shows from left: Hazel Flores (PIA-I), Generoso Garcia (DENR- I) as panel of judges, Edward Calonge of RIS, La Union- 1st Runner- up in the NSM 2018 Poster- Slogan Making Contest (Regional level in UNP, Vigan City, I. Sur last Oct. 17, 2018. At far right is David Rabelas of DSWD- I.

From L-R: OIC, CENR Officer Romeo Z. Pernia, UAP Pres. Maria Teresa Velasco, LGU Vice Mayor Jesus Franco Sison, Jr., and VWD Gen. Manager Susan Q. Sison

RED Carlito M. Tuballa assumes post as new DENR Region- I head

ENVIRONMENTAL WARRIORS. Over a hundred students from Grade 4 to Junior high school of La Marea Academy actively participated to the different environmental lectures during the environmental campus tour of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Environmental Management Bureau I on January 18, 2019. The activity aimed to raise environmental awareness among students and to promote sustainable and eco-friendly practices in schools.

Photo shows Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region- I (DENR- I) key officials led by newly- installed Regional Executive Director Carlito M. Tuballa receiving the PRIME- HRM Bronze Award from Civil Service Commission, Region- I (CSC RO1) Regional Director Hedy Jose R. Lardizabal during the Regional Recognition Rites at the Provincial Capitol, San Fernando City, La Union last January 28, 2019. Also in the photo are DENR- I ARD for Management Services Leduina S. Co, OIC, Chief Administrative Division- Mary Ann Escoto, HRM personnel headed by Julinda Zamoranos.

The “Environmental Dancers” of Amlang-Nagtagaan High School wearing their kaleisdoscopic costumes – represents the Sun, Water and Land.

Photo shows group of Lumber Dealers together with (front row) ARD William C. Savella (in checkered polo), PENRO Rose Jornacion, CENRO Alfredo Racoma, LPDD Chief, Manny Ydia, Enforcement Division Chief, Frank Vincent Danglose, CENRO Francisco Arenas.

In line with the celebration of the World Wildlife Day this 2019 with the theme “Life Below Water: For people and planet”, which focuses on the conservation and sustainable use of marine wildlife, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region I (DENR-1) through the Conservation and Development Division (CDD), Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO), and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources – La Union (PENRO- La Union) jointly conducted Communication Education Public Awareness (CEPA) through Dalaw Turo activity highlighting the importance of wildlife.

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