SAMUEL R. PEÑAFIEL

 

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RED Samuel R. Peñafiel is the 8th Regional Executive Director of DENR Region 1. He held the distinction of serving five (5) DENR Regional Offices as RED, and as Executive Director of the Land Administration and Management Project.

RED Peñafiel is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the G. Araneta University Foundation and completed his M.S. Forestry, Major in Plant Ecology at the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna. He earned some units (27) for his Doctor in Philosophy at the Benguet State University.

He started his government service in 1969 as a Casual Forester of then Bureau of Forestry, then as Science Research Specialist and thereafter served various capacities/designations such as Center Director, Regional Technical Director, Bureau Director and Program Director.

He was the Chairman of the Steering Committee, Asia Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research (2007 to 2009), and as Philippines Focal Point for the Intergovernmental Meeting for the Asia Pacific Network (2002-March 2010).

The DENR 1 top official received various awards and recognitions which include “Gawad Lingkod Uliran for Government and Public Service 2002” from the MCU Foundation; “Outstanding Young Forestry Scientist”, “DENR Distinguished Achievement Award” for issuing the highest number of Patents in Luzon. In June 2011, RED Peñafiel was awarded by the Regional Development Council, Civil Service Commission and the Association of Regional Executives in Region 1 with the “Pammadayaw Award” as the “Most Outstanding National Government Official in Region 1-Level 3 (First Runner-Up)”.

RED Peñafiel is married to Amparo Mangoba with whom he is blessed with three children.

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DENR- I AND PENRO LA UNION CONDUCTED DALAW TURO IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2019

DENR- I AND PENRO LA UNION CONDUCTED DALAW TURO IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD WILDLIFE DAY 2019

 

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.

The activity aims to educate the children about the importance of marine life and the need to conserve and protect the wildlife.

The said activity was held at Taboc Elementary School, San Juan, La Union last March 1,2019 which was attended by Seventy Eight (78) primary students and teachers headed by their Principal, Mrs. Charmaine F. Potente.

Renelita Santos, Chief,  RPAO  urged the students and teachers seriously embraced during their class sessions regarding science subject matters, like aquatic life, the importance of wildlife and the benefits we derive from them.

Santos stressed that, teachers need to further strengthen the wildlife awareness and let the grip the worth of these wildlife including their protection and their environment.

A life of a Sea Turtle was dramatized dubbed “Si Zura at ang Straw” through a stage play prepared by personnel PENRO La Union and CDD, which shows that pawikan’s life is endangered triggered by wastes thrown at the ocean. However, the audience became intense when Malagrosa mascot appeared. Malagrosa as we drew back was introduced to the audience as one of the Flagship Species of a living organism found in the coastal and marine ecosystem and serve as a symbol marine conservation, protection and preservation.

In order to strengthen the objective of the activity, Ms. Zenaida L. Paday-os, Youth Desk Focal Person, discussed the topic “Faults in our Trash”, which shows the advantages and disadvantages of proper waste disposal, consequences and management.  Likewise, the individual’s attitude on waste disposal.

The World Wildlife Day was globally celebrated on March 3, the day the landmark Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was land signed adopted in 1973.

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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