|Profile of Cabinet Secretaries|
Sec. Ramon Paje
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Secretary Ramon Paje is a Bachelor of Science in Forestry graduate of the University of the Philippines at Los Baņos, College, Laguna (1977). He finished his M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning and Doctor of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. He has a Certificate on Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis from the Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA.
In 1996, Mon received the following awards: Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) from Philippine Jaycees, Outstanding Professional of the Philippines from the Professional Regulation Commission, and the Outstanding Alumnus in Government Service from the University of the Philippines at Los Baņos. In 1999, he was the Dr. Jose Rizal Huwarang Pilipino Awardee for Public Service given by the Parangal ng Bayan Awards Foundation.
He has been with the government service particularly the environment and natural resources sector for more than 22 years and rose from the ranks serving the sector in various capacities including undersecretary for field operations, undersecretary for policy and technical services, undersecretary for environment and programs development, assistant secretary for management services, director for human resources development, among others.
Prior to his appointment as DENR Secretary, Paje is working as a Presidential Assistant on Mining, Executive Director of Minerals Development Council (MDC) and Chief of Staff, DENR in Concurrent Capacity likewise supervise for the Secretary National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).