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Regional Executive Director ARTURO ESTACIO FADRIQUELA is a forester by profession. He finished his Bachelor of Science in Forestry at UP Los Banos in 1983 and earned his Masters in Public Management at the Development Academy of the Philippines in 1996.

He joined the Department in 1985 as a Forester I assigned at the NRD-NCA-I, Bureau of Forest Development, National Capital Region.

He held the post of a Senior Science Research Specialist in the Research Services of DENR NCR from 1993 to early 2003. His meritorious performance as Senior Science Research Specialist brought him to a key position in the Department. He was designated as OIC, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) twice. He became the OIC, CENR Officer of CENRO Pagbilao, Quezon Province from 1997 to 1998 and the OIC, CENR Officer of CENRO Trece Martirez in Region 4A from 2000-2001.

In 2003, he was promoted as Land Management Officer V and was assigned to the Land Management Division of DENR-NCR.

After a little over two (2) years, he was designated as OIC, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of PENRO Romblon. It did not take him long before he was designated as Regional Technical Director of the Land Management Services (RTD-LMS) of DENR-NCR.

His stint as RTD-LMS was the longest designation he held which lasted from 2006 to the early part of 2015 before he was assigned to DENR-Calabarzon as their OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Management Services. There was only a brief interruption as he was initially assigned as a full-fledged PENR Officer of DENR-Region III in Zambales but was again recalled as ARD for Management Services of DENR-Calabarzon from 2016-2018.

From May 2018 to June 2020, he was designated as Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services of DENR Calabarzon. He then assumed as Assistant Regional Director for Management Services of DENR Region III in June 2020.

By virtue of a Special Order issued by the Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna, he was designated as the 21st Regional Executive Director of DENR Region VIII.

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    • DENR EV launches Solid Waste Management Advocacy Campaign
      Friday, Jun 24, 2022
      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Eastern Visayas in partnership with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) launched the Solid Waste Management Advocacy Campaign to raise public awareness on proper solid waste management. The campaign featured the ‘Pinas Basura Buster’ (PBB) mascot, audio video presentations, and the new mobile game application for children five to eight years old called ‘Basura Buster’. EMB 8 Regional Director Engr. Reynaldo B. Barra said the...

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    • Making progress through ENGP: The TUFA Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) Experience

      The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Eastern Visayas remains persistent in its mandate to conserve, manage, develop and ensure proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources. Of prime concern, is the conservation and protection of the region’s watersheds which has been adopted as an intervention framework in the DA-DAR-DENR-DILG National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development (NCI-SRD). This is geared towards a holistic, collaborative, multiple use,...

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