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