CENR Officer of Palo

CENR Officer Manuel Gacita Ferreras heads the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR), Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in Palo, Leyte.CENR Officer Ferreras hails from Pinamitinan, Marabut, Samar. He is married and is blessed with two children.

He finished his Forestry studies at the former Visayas College of Agriculture (VISCA) now Visayas State University (VSU) in Baybay City, Leyte. He graduated in Master in Management from the Asian Development Foundation in Tacloban City.

He started his career in the DENR as Forestry Supervisor I on September 16, 1988 and rose from the ranks until he was appointed as CENR Officer on January 2, 2004. In his 28 years of dedicated service to the DENR, CENRO Ferreras has been given various awards and recognitions by different private and government sectors. He has also attended various technical and managerial trainings. To mention some of these trainings are: CENRO Management Course; Training Workshop on Good Government Governance for DENR Field Managers; Environmental Management and 1991 Local Government Code; Trainers Training on Oplan Anti Fake Titling; PENRO/CENRO Orientation Course; Forest Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning; Jet Stream Program and others.

CENRO Ferreras is an active member of the Society of Filipino Foresters (SFF). As a CENR Officer, his feels more contended and happy as a top achiever in forest protection and law enforcement aside from accomplishing the other mandates of the DENR field operations.