In a blended ceremony, the DENR-CAR formally welcomed its new Assistant Regional Executive Director for Technical Services (ARED-TS), For. Maximo F. Soriano last July 2, 2021. DENR Officials from Region 1, his former comrades, together with the personnel and staff from all DENR-CAR field offices joined the ceremony virtually as Regional key officials headed by Regional Executive Director (RED) Ralph C. Pablo convened for the turnover proceedings at the DENR-CAR Rooftop Conference Hall.
 
ARED Maximo F. Soriano last served as PENR Officer for Pangasinan from January 4, 2021 until June 30, 2021 before ascending to serve in the landlocked and elevated Cordillera Administrative Region. He is a native of Bantay, Ilocos Sur and a graduate of BS Forestry from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. He earned his Master’s in Public Management from the prestigious Development Academy of the Philippines.
 
Assistant Regional Executive Director for Management Services, Atty. Cleo D. Sabado-Andrada assured the incoming ARED-TS of the professionalism and dedication of DENR-CAR employees and that his transition to DENR-CAR would not be difficult. Nonetheless, Andrada didn’t mince words in warning Soriano of his challenging task especially in the land sector.
 
Meanwhile, RED Ralph C. Pablo thanked the silent worker outgoing ARED-TS Engr. Benjamin A. Ventura for his excellent service and described the incoming ARED as in the same mold of the outgoing one. For his part, For. Soriano expressed “humility and gratitude” in accepting the challenge of serving the DENR in another capacity.