New DENR chief reshuffles senior staff, field personnel
Butuan City (28 January) -- Newly-designated Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Eleazar Quinto issued a series of directives designating new assignments for the Department's senior officials but also those of field officials.
"The reassignment of officials is part of DENR's organizational development consistent with Executive Order No. 192, which reorganized the DENR in 1988," Quinto said.
He also explained that the reorganization is intended to fast track priority programs of the present administration under President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for the next remaining six months of her term.
Quinto is optimistic that his new management team, designated prior to the election ban, can deliver, stressing that their selection was based on performance.
"I believe that this management team with redefined tasks can deliver. Failure on their part to meet the standards of performance set before them will be dealt with accordingly," Quinto stressed.
He added that with the new team, he expressed optimism for a more effective environmental governance, not only in the enforcement of environmental laws but more so in engaging the public in conservation efforts with the DENR personnel serving as environment multipliers.
Under Special Order No. 5 and 10, dated January 7 and 8, 2010 respectively, the following senior and regional officials were designated as follows:
Manuel Gerochi - Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and Project Management;
Teresita Samson Castillo - Undersecretary for Management and Technical Services; Demetrio Ignacio - Undersecretary for Special Constituency and External Affairs; Regidor de Leon - OIC Asst. Secretary for Field Operations, Luzon; Jeremias Dolino - Asst. Secretary for Field Operations, Visayas; Ernesto Adobo, Jr. - OIC Asst. Secretary for Field Operations, Mindanao; Corazon Davis - OIC Asst. Secretary for Administration and Finance; Mark Allan Yambao - Asst. Secretary for Sectoral and Inter-agency Networking; Agustin Javellana - OIC Asst. Secretary for Legal Affairs.
The newly-designated Regional Executive Directors are as follows: Clarence Baguilat - Cordillera Administrative Region; Samuel Peņafiel - Region 1 (Ilocos Region); Benjamin Tumaliuan - Region 2 (Cagayan Valley); Vicente Paragas - Region 4B (MIMAROPA); Julian Amador - Region 6 (Western Visayas); Arleigh Adorable - Region 9 (Western Mindanao); Maximo Dichoso - Region 10 (Northern Mindanao).
The newly-designated Bureau Directors and Assistant Directors are as follows:
Marcial C. Amaro, Jr. - Director, Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau; Juan Miguel T. Cuna - OIC Director, Environment Management Bureau; Carlos J. Magno - Regional Director, EMB Region 2; Loremelyn E. Claudio - Regional Director, EMB Region 3; Alan C. Aranguez - OIC, Regional Director EMB 7; Allan V. Barcena - OIC, Director Land Management Bureau; Ralph C. Pablo - OIC Asst. Director, Land Management Bureau; Daniel M. Nicer - OIC Director, Administrative Services, DENR CO; Meriam M. Marcelo - OIC Chief, Personnel Division, DENR CO. (PIA) [top]