DENR chief relieves CENRO in Bayugan, Agusan del Sur
by Herzon F. Gallego
Butuan City (3 February) -- Citing health reason, CENRO Jaime C. Acebu's request for relief of assignment from Bayugan, Agusan del Sur has been considered by DENR Regional Executive Director Edilberto S. Buiser following the issuance on Friday of an order transferring his assignment to Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte.
In his stead, CENRO Raul A. Rosales took over as CENR Officer of Bayugan as contained in the Regional Special Order No. 2009-28 dated January 29,2009.
The swap of assignment of key field personnel is part of the on-going process being made by the top management to effectively and efficiently deliver without disruption of the basic services to the people in the rural areas
The latest round of reshuffle CENR officers is expected to shake off the personnel involved in the anti-illegal logging and mining activities to bring out only the best to improve the campaign in accordance with the one-strike policy of Secretary Lito Atienza, Jr.' Director Buiser said.
According to CENRO Acebu, that although it can be interpreted as " wrong -timing " nevertheless, his request for relief of post since last year has finally been granted.
"At least, I am relieved of stress and pressure from work that can affect my poor health condition as I looked forward to my retirement from the government service few months from now, " he added.
Director Buiser said, the reassignment of Acebu should be viewed as a right decision for the management to give the official with light assignment considering his health problem.
He said Rosales has been recommended to take over the post of Acebu in Bayugan, which is considered as one of the exit points of timber smuggling in Agusan del Sur.
Both CENR officers have been directed to strengthen their capabilities in stopping the illegal logging and mining activities in their respective area of responsibility. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]