DENR-1 conducted its 2nd Regional Management Conference (RMC) for the year led by Director Paquito T. Moreno, Jr. with the participation of officials and Division/Unit Heads of the regional office and the field units to tackle the mid-year assessment of the financial and physical performance of the region. The conference which was held at the sprawling Leisure Coast Resort in Dagupan City on August 13-14, 2014 was hosted 2nd time in a row by PENRO Pangasinan. 

RD Moreno who spearheaded the Regional Conference for the 1st time in DENR-1, stated that after several months since his assumption of office in April having been oriented with the different projects in the field units in the region, it is high time to assess and review the physical and financial performance of the region vis-a-vis the major programs like NGP, anti-illegal logging, land distribution and other activities.

The DENR-1 Chief underscored the importance of financial performance hence, he stated that one of the major purpose of the meeting is to identify activities which are slow-moving and to come up with measures to address the same in order to accelerate disbursement or spending.

“The conference also seeks to identify factors/issues hindering the implementation of the projects and how the PENROs and CENROs fared in their performance vis-à-vis targets and to forge agreement on catch-up plans of delayed projects”, RD Moreno stated.

For the first time, the regional conference was actively participated by the Regional Directors of the DENR line bureaus – RD Ma. Victoria Abrera of the Environmental Management and RD Carlos A. Tayag of the Mines and Geo-Sciences who presented policy updates on their respective mandates and programs being implemented.

The 2-day conference highlighted the presentation of the updates of the on-going selection process under the RATPLAN, Validated 1st Semester Performance, financial performance, NGP Validation Result, BUB Implementation Status and 2015 Performance-Based Bonus Indicators.

ARD for Technical Services Gwendolyn Bambalan who presided the conference successfully facilitated the discussion on the issues and concerns of the different programs which earned positive feedback for coming up with the real picture on the actual happenings on-field. She then urged the field implementors to keep themselves updated on policies through browsing the DENR website to guide them with different field operations (Estrella E. Patrimonio/RPAO).