A total of one hundred twenty-five (125) DENR Region 8 employees successfully completed the Frontline and Basic Course offered by the Department under its Environment and Natural Resources Academy (ENRA) in 2022.

The ENRA is a specialized competency development program of the DENR designed to address knowledge gaps, enhance understanding of ENR laws, and sharpen the proficiencies of DENR employees to improve the delivery of service to the public.

During the graduation rites, DENR Region 8 OIC-Regional Executive Director Arturo E. Fadriquela emphasized that the management will continue to invest in its human resource by holding necessary trainings that would enable them to meritoriously perform their functions as public servants.

“The ENRA will help you know more about our Department. The more that you get to know our office, the more that you will appreciate its programs and services. That way, you can serve with pride and appreciation, and effectively address queries, issues, and concerns about the DENR,” says RED Fadriquela.

“Most importantly, we as employees should always uphold loyalty to the DENR and imbibe a sense of patriotism for our country at all times,” he added.

One of the graduates from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) said in her impression that she is thankful that ENRA promotes inclusivity among its employees and prioritizes their welfare.

“I will take to heart the learnings that I have gained from the ENRA so that the effort of the management will not be put to naught but translated to better performance and service for our clients,” she said.

Under the ENRA, DENR employees holding salary grades (SG) 9 and below are eligible to take the frontline course, while employees holding salary grades 10 to 16 are admitted to the basic course.