PENR Officer of Leyte


              OIC, PENR Officer Ranulfo Quetorio Arbiol, is the 12th Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Provincial Office in Leyte, since its reorganization on June 10, 1987 per E.O. 192 and later until its functional structure was rationalized under the government’s rationalization program per Executive Order No. 366.

             PENR Officer Arbiol, fondly called by friends and colleagues as “Ranny” hails from the town of Kitcharao in Agusandel Sur. He is married and is blessed with three children. He finished his Forestry studies at the University of the Philippines College in Tacloban and UP Los Banos, Laguna. He pursued his Master of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) in the University of Eastern Philippines, Catarman, Northern Samar and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Laws at the St. Paul’s School of Professional Studies in Palo, Leyte.

                        He started his career in the DENR as Forester I on December 2, 1986 and rose from the ranks until he was appointed as OIC PENR Officer. Prior to his designation as OIC, PENR Officer in Leyte, he has been the OIC PENR Officer of PENRO Northern Samar. He was also assigned to different field offices in the Region like Eastern Samar, Biliran, Western Samar and Southern Leyte that practically exposed him varied experiences and honed him as an effective field operator and manager.

                     In his 30years of dedicated service to the DENR, PENRO Arbiol has been given various awards and recognitions by different private and government sectors. He has also attended various technical and managerial trainings which molded him into a high caliber field manager. With grace and fervor, on January 2, 2014, PENR Officer Arbiol accepted the order of the former DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje, to head the PENR Office in Leyte, which was vacated by PENR Officer Robin Tumolva who retired from the service. During this time, PENRO Leyte including its three(3) Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices in Palo, Baybay and Albuera were badly devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) on November 8, 2013. Carrying the great challenge, PENRO Arbiol helped the Regional Management in mobilizing and securing assistance from the different sectors and DENR Central Office on the rescue and rehabilitation of the employees and the offices affected by said typhoon.

                         While heading the PENR Office of Leyte, PENRO Arbiol is known to be a liberal, flexible and considerate manager in his own way. There’s no dull moment at PENRO Leyte for he sees to it that the work of the employees are balanced with exercise and play while accomplishing the mandated work targets. He exhorts the employees to engage in physical fitness exercises as he is a certified badminton enthusiast and a musician by heart.














Photo Releases

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez leads employees of DENR region 8 in an oath to take care of the environment and be better stewards of the earth. Employees also committed to work for integrity, public service, and common good. The oath of commitment was made by the employees during the visit of Secretary Lopez to DENR regional office on January 16, 2016.

DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca presents the region’s central nursery and the 12-hectare Leyte Gulf Mangrove Rehabilitation Project site at Brgy. Anibong, Tacloban City to Green Climate Fund (GCF) Director Javier Manazares (seated, 3rd from left) and Demetrio Innocenti (seated, 4th from left). The project implemented in 2014 in the hardest hit provinces of Leyte, Samar, and Eastern Samar by Typhoon Yolanda envisions to restore the lush mangroves in said areas, emphasizing on the crucial role these mangroves play in protecting the coastline, preventing coastal erosion, serving as buffer for tidal currents and storm driven waves, and mitigating the unavoidable impacts of climate change. GCF visited the area for an ocular inspection in response to the request of Secretary Lopez for financial assistance in support to the department’s programs and projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Also in photo are (seated L-R) ERDB Director Henry Adornado, ASec Junie Hernandez, Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada of the Performance and Projects Management Office, office of the Cabinet Secretary.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in region 8 recognizes the important role played by indigenous communities in the protection and preservation of the region’s protected areas. In photo is the Mamanwa Indigenous Community in Burauen, Leyte joining this year’s Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park Outdoor Festival held on February 3, coinciding with the declaration of MVNP as a protected area under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act. The event intends to showcase the natural park as a home to various species of flora and fauna including the Philippine Eagle, and promote the preservation of the rich biodiversity in the area.