Brief Organizational History

 

        The DENR had its beginnings in the old Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.


        In May 1974, the DANR was split into two departments though P.D. 461 in recognition of the fact that natural resources and agriculture were broad and diversified concerns. As such, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was mandated to ensure the conservation, optimal utilization, and programmed exploitation of the country's natural wealth.


        With the shift to a parliamentary form of government in 1978, the DENR became the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). In 1984, by virtue of Executive Order No 967, the management of the fisheries sector, through the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), was transferred from the MNR to the Ministry of Agriculture.


        The events of February 1986 brought about radical changes which altered the character of the MNR. First, President Corazon Aquino issued Executive Order No. 131 on January 30, 1987 creating the Department of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (DEENR). The DEENR, however, was again reorganized into the present Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in June 1987 under Executive Order No. 192.


PENRO Samar History


PENR Officers of Samar


FELIPE S. CALUB

REYNALDO VILLAFUERTE

ALEJO NICESITO

EDGARDO O. GALLEON

HERMINIGILDO C. JOCSON

GEORGE F. GUILLERMO

ELPIDIO E. SIMON (current)