PENRO Negros Occidental hosts 2nd Quarter RMC 2019

(From left) A group picture of DENR-6 key officials headed by Assistant Secretary for Field Operations- Visayas Marcial C. Amaro Jr., DENR-6 Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr., ARD Jesse L. Vego of Management Services, ARD Livino B. Duran of Technical Services, MGB Regional Director Roger A. De Dios and EMB Regional Director Sophie T. Manuel. (DENR-6)

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR-PENRO) in Negros Occidental hosted the two-day Regional Management Conferenceheld at Planta Hotel, Bacolod City, recently.

Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Visayas Marcial C. Amaro graced the RMC and was grateful to DENR for the invitation.

“I’m very glad that you are holding the second Regional Management Conference in Negros Occidental. This is my second time since we operationalized DENR Negros Island Region (NIR) in December 2015. It’s been a long time and I’m glad we have new people comprising the regional office and the provincial office,” he said.

Amaro stressed what the DENR Secretary always emphasized in his instruction to the field offices, PENROs, and CENROs to be more proactive in the implementation of environmental laws in their respective areas of assignment.

The highlight of the first day event is the Latest Development on Environment and Natural Resources Policies and Program Thrusts, Presentation of Significant Accomplishments for the Priority Programs of the Secretary including operational issues and concerns as of May 2019 of PENROs, EMB and MGB in Region 6.

The second day saw DENR-6 officials and key personnel tackling concerns and targets on Performance-Based Bonus (PBB), financial accomplishments as of May 2019, budget deliberation of FY 2020 Budget and Updates on Manual of Approvals, and other management-related concerns.

Assistant Secretary for Field Operations- Visayas Marcial C. Amaro Jr.

“The purpose of our RMC is to assess past performances, review the work and financial plan and timeliness of submitting reports to keep abreast of the details of activities and must be always time-bound,”DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr. said.

Milla instructed all field officials to be always on top of the situation and treat all instructions with urgency in order to evade lapses in management action.

“We must work as one here in Region 6 in strict compliance to the instruction onintegration between and among DENR line bureaus – EMB, MGB and the DENR Central Office,” he added.

Moreover, in pursuit of environmental awareness and enforcement, Milla said the Department will create and conduct training for the enforcement team to help strengthen the implementation of environmental laws especially on the 10 priority programs of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in addressing environmental issues. (DENR-6)