The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has conferred on six of its top performing field officials the “Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence” or EAGLE Award.

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that the awards, which were handed out during the agency’s 32nd anniversary celebration on Friday (June 14, 2019), were to recognize the officials who had contributed to the agency’s achievements in 2018.

“Through the EAGLE, we wish to honor our field officers, whom we consider our frontliners in delivering our services to the public and implementing our mandate, as well as promote a culture of excellence in the organization and its leadership,” said Cimatu.

He added: “The objective of the EAGLE is two-fold – to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of regional officials in delivering mandates, and to commend their performance and leadership.”

Arleigh Adorable of DENR-Region 10 (Northern Mindanao) was commended as top performing Regional Executive Director, which earned him a trophy and a cash award of P100,000. A forester by profession, Adorable is a Career Executive Service Officer who has served the government for almost 38 years.

Directors Roland de Jesus of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) -MIMAROPA Region and Ma. Victoria Abrera of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) -Region I received trophies and P75,000 as top contenders in the category for regional directors of the agency’s line bureaus, MGB and EMB.

Jose Elmer Bascos of Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) - Batangas, CALABARZON Region, received top honors in the category for Supervising PENRO, while Merlyn Dumalahay of PENRO - Camiguin Province in Region 10 topped the category for Implementing PENRO.

A Supervising PENRO heads a provincial office with sub-offices headed by Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers (CENROs), while an Implementing PENRO heads a lone DENR field office in an entire province.

Bascos and Dumalahay also received trophies and P75,000 in cash.

Named as top Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) was Francisco Arenas Jr. of CENRO - Bantay in Ilocos Sur, Region 1. He received a trophy and a cash award of P50,000.

Nominees were assessed and evaluated in two phases.

The first phase was to determine the efficiency or effectiveness of the office in the delivery of services and results, based on good governance indicators using the Performance-Based Bonus system. This would comprise 75 per cent of the nominees’ overall rating.

In the second phase, which would comprise the remaining 25 per cent of the rating, would determine the leadership abilities of an official.

Leadership would be based on the official’s integrity, service orientation, ability to build networks, strategic focus, and managerial acumen. ###