The DENR led by Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. installed OIC PENR Officer Joselito L. Eco, on January 20, 2021 in Catarman, Northern Samar by virtue of the DENR Special Order no. 2021- 07 signed by DENR 8 Reginal Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. CESO IV.

Eco, a forester by profession will be taking the helm in Northern Samar as his highest position, yet, in the DENR.

"I am excited for yet another accomplishment that Forester Eco will do for the DENR here in Northern Samar through his expertise and experience in the Department. May you continue to keep up the good work”, says Director Parian.Eco, a forester by profession will be taking the helm in Northern Samar as his highest position, yet, in the DENR. 

He also reminded Eco to always give importance to all of his personnel who serve as front liners in the delivery of services. “Being in a higher position means bigger responsibilities you must undertake. We should always prioritize our people in the office to be able to deliver our services well to the public.”

Eco served as the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer in Catbalogan City from 2019-2020 prior to his reassignment as the OIC PENRO of Northern Samar. Former PENR Officer of Northern Samar Angelito B. Villanueva is now transferred to PENRO Samar. There are 24 municipalities under the jurisdiction of PENRO Northern Samar, consisting of 45,843.07 hectares and 32,452.20 hectares of forest and coastal area.