A total of ninety-five (95) newly appointed and promoted DENR VIII personnel took their oath of office before Regional Executive Director Arturo E. Fadriquela.

Addressing the appointees, RED Fadriquela emphasized the need to uphold and live up to the solemn oath of the public servants. "Public service is a blessing, because you directly serve the people. Do your best and always remember your oath to faithfully discharge your duties and responsibilities and serve the public in the best way you can," he says.

Meanwhile, Mr. Vicente Beleña, Jr, one of the promoted employees, said in his testimonial that he accepts the challenge of his new position, which entails more work and bigger responsibilities. "With this new appointment, I commit to meritoriously perform my duties and provide an honest service by upholding the DENR core values of Discipline, Excellence, Nobility and Responsibility," he says.

Of the appointments issued, thirty-seven (37) were original, and fifty-eight (58) were promotional appointments