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“The DENR core values of discipline, excellence, nobility, and responsibility are forever engraved in the hearts of officials who graduated from government service”, Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Leo Van V. Juguan speaks on behalf of the retirees honored by the DENR Regional Office VIII.

The Department recently bid “Salamat, Mabuhay” to six (6) retiree officials in recognition of their significant contributions to the Department. Awarded with Certificates of Commendations were: MGB RD Leo Van V. Juguan (43 years in service), CENRO Marcialito G. Torres, Sr., (38 years), Administrative Division Chief Natividad T. Yu (38 years), OIC, CENRO Edilberto A. Caidlang (40 years), GSS Chief Virginia G. Tamayo (42 years), and HRDS Chief Leah C. Salazar (30 years).

Addressing the current DENR workforce, RD Juguan said, “the human resource is the most vital component of the organization. Have passion for work and everything that you do. Don’t let that passion within your hearts burn-out”.

Meanwhile, DENR VIII Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. expressed gratitude to the retirees for the many years of invaluable service they have rendered and wished them the best of luck in the new track they will be taking.

The conduct of Salamat, Mabuhay Program to acknowledge the government service of retirees is mandated by CSC MC No. 7, series of 1998. The DENR through then Secretary Horacio Ramos adopted said CSC Memo Circular in 2010.

“The DENR core values of discipline, excellence, nobility, and responsibility are forever engraved in the hearts of officials who graduated from government service”, Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Leo Van V. Juguan speaks on behalf of the retirees honored by the DENR Regional Office VIII.

The Department recently bid “Salamat, Mabuhay” to six (6) retiree officials in recognition of their significant contributions to the Department. Awarded with Certificates of Commendations were: MGB RD Leo Van V. Juguan (43 years in service), CENRO Marcialito G. Torres, Sr., (38 years), Administrative Division Chief Natividad T. Yu (38 years), OIC, CENRO Edilberto A. Caidlang (40 years), GSS Chief Virginia G. Tamayo (42 years), and HRDS Chief Leah C. Salazar (30 years).

Addressing the current DENR workforce, RD Juguan said, “the human resource is the most vital component of the organization. Have passion for work and everything that you do. Don’t let that passion within your hearts burn-out”.

Meanwhile, DENR VIII Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. expressed gratitude to the retirees for the many years of invaluable service they have rendered and wished them the best of luck in the new track they will be taking.

The conduct of Salamat, Mabuhay Program to acknowledge the government service of retirees is mandated by CSC MC No. 7, series of 1998. The DENR through then Secretary Horacio Ramos adopted said CSC Memo Circular in 2010.

“The DENR core values of discipline, excellence, nobility, and responsibility are forever engraved in the hearts of officials who graduated from government service”, Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Leo Van V. Juguan speaks on behalf of the retirees honored by the DENR Regional Office VIII.

The Department recently bid “Salamat, Mabuhay” to six (6) retiree officials in recognition of their significant contributions to the Department. Awarded with Certificates of Commendations were: MGB RD Leo Van V. Juguan (43 years in service), CENRO Marcialito G. Torres, Sr., (38 years), Administrative Division Chief Natividad T. Yu (38 years), OIC, CENRO Edilberto A. Caidlang (40 years), GSS Chief Virginia G. Tamayo (42 years), and HRDS Chief Leah C. Salazar (30 years).

Addressing the current DENR workforce, RD Juguan said, “the human resource is the most vital component of the organization. Have passion for work and everything that you do. Don’t let that passion within your hearts burn-out”.

Meanwhile, DENR VIII Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian, Jr. expressed gratitude to the retirees for the many years of invaluable service they have rendered and wished them the best of luck in the new track they will be taking.

The conduct of Salamat, Mabuhay Program to acknowledge the government service of retirees is mandated by CSC MC No. 7, series of 1998. The DENR through then Secretary Horacio Ramos adopted said CSC Memo Circular in 2010.

“Our celebration of the Philippine Environment Month comes at a time that we are inching closer to having ourselves protected against COVID-19 through vaccination. The same can be said of our effort to restore the environment and heal the Earth for we too have made our positive strides. This pandemic has made us realize better of the urgency to work together to conserve, protect and manage our fragile natural resources,” says Tirso P. Parian Jr., Regional Executive Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 8.

With this statement, RED Parian enjoins all stakeholders to celebrate June as Philippine Environment Month under the theme, “Sama-samang Pagkilos, Sama-samang Paghilom: Ikaw, Ako, Tayo ang Kalikasan”.

“The challenge for this year’s theme is for everybody to be a team player in our continued effort to rehabilitate our denuded forests, restore our pristine waters, as well as clear skies, and breathable air. All of us can make our modest contribution if only we can truly learn to respect nature,” he adds.

The DENR in Region 8 has lined up a series of activities to highlight the celebration. This includes the 2nd Digital Poster Making Contest and the opening of an EcoPantry, among others.

June was declared as Philippine Environment Month by then President Corazon C. Aquino by virtue of Proclamation No. 237 in 1998. It aims to raise environmental consciousness among Filipinos. Likewise, June 05 is the observance of World Environment Day.

The sighting of the critically endangered Philippine cockatoo in the Island of Homonhon underscores the need to protect its natural habitat from further destruction as its presence in the island is only the third confirmed location in the country aside from Palawan and Mindoro,” says Forester Virginio K. Cugtas, of the Conservation and Development Division (CDD) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 8.  He was the designated team leader of DENR personnel that monitored and verified the presence of the Philippine Cockatoo in the island.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has classified the Philippine Cockatoo or the Red-vented cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia) as critically endangered because of its population decline between 60-80% from 1980 to the present as a result of destructive human activities. A recent estimate by the Katala Foundation, suggests that only 1,000 of them are left in the wild with 70-75% found in Rasa Island, Palawan. Its decline can be attributed to poaching because of its high demand among collectors and the destruction of their habitats which are the mangrove and forest trees as well as the conversion of lowland forests to agriculture, mining, and human settlement. The Foundation is an organization that successfully implemented the Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program (PCCP) with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB).

Local officials and residents have been pushing for the conservation and protection of the Philippine cockatoo and its natural habitat. With the support of the Philippine Misereor Partnership Incorporated (PMPI), the DENR has been collaborating with the LGU of Guiuan in Eastern Samar and the BLGU of Inapulangan of Homonhon Island for the area to be declared as a critical habitat based on DENR Memorandum Circular 2007-02 which provides the guidelines on the establishment and management of critical habitat enumerated in DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2007-02.