Butuan CENRO gets promotion as full-fledged PENR Officer
by Herzon F. Gallego
Butuan City (4 February) -- DENR Regional Executive Director for Caraga Region Edilberto S. Buiser has announced yesterday the appointment of CENRO Rosendo A. Asunto into a full-fledged Provincial Environment and Natural Officer with assignment in Agusan del Norte per approved appointment dated December 23, 2008 issued by Secretary Lito Atienza, Jr. He was sworn into office by RED Buiser on Monday this week.
At the same time, Director Buiser also announced the immediate reassignment of OIC CENR Officer for Bunawan, Agusan del Sur Eutiquio M. Bade,Jr. to his new post as OIC CENR Officer for Surigao City. Bade has replaced CENRO Ulpiano D. Dasilao who has been assigned to Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
The movement of key personnel in the field was necessary as continuing efforts of improving the services to the people in line with the priority programs of DENR Secretary Atienza, this year.
Buiser said the regular Peoples Hour which is held every Thursday of each week from 9 am to 12 Noon has resumed last January 15 after it was suspended in December 15 due to the long vacation break on Yuletide season.
The People's Hour Forum serves as a good venue and opportunity for the people in the far-flung areas to bring in their unresolved issues and concerns on environment to the Regional Executive Director so that it can be acted upon.
Until his promotion, Asunto has been serving as the Officer-In-Charge of the Provincial Environment and Natural Office of Agusan del Norte since October 21, 2005. He was named one of the top performing PENR officers by the top management of the DENR for his achievement when he exceeded the target of patent distribution given them in the SONA of the President on June 2007.
PENRO Asunto said that the strengthening of the on-going the anti-illegal logging and mining campaign, reforestation and establishing strong linkages with the LGUs to promote the protection and conservation of the environment are among the major programs that will be given emphasis this year by the PENR Agusan del Norte office. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga) [top]