Excerpt from DENR-CAR Profile

CY 1987

On 14 January 1998 the Department Secretary, Honorable Fulgencio S. Factoran, Jr., issued Special Order No. 61, series of 1988 creating and constituting the DENR Interim Regional Office in the Cordillera Administrative Order No. 36 of the Office of the President of the Philippines.

This Interim Regional Office is headed by Regional Executive Director Horacio C. Ramos, together with his Regional Technical Directors, in concurrent capabilities.

A core Group was established last 01 March 1988 with Engr. Clarence L. Baguilat of the Mines & Geo-Sciences Sector, designated as Core Group Leader and Mr. Juan L. Ablaza of the Forest Management Sector as his Assistant. An administrative staff of nine (9) members, who came from the different Sectors of DENR-Regional Office No. 1 & II, composed the core Staff. Its primary function is to man the Interim Regional Office and initiate the coordination of development processes particularly preparation of an operational plan and its translation into an investment program and budget proposal. It shall ceased to exist upon the establishment and implementation of a full-blown regular regional office in the CAR.