Top executive officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-CAR commenced a three-day Regional Management Conference at Appas, Tabuk City, Kalinga.
 
The management conference is attended by DENR-CAR led by the Regional Executive Director (RED) Engr. Ralph C. Pablo, Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Management Atty. Cleo D. Sabado-Andrada, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services For. Maximo Soriano, other Division Chiefs and Bureau Officials, PENROs, MSD, TSD, and CENROS from the six provinces.
 
Kalinga Representative Hon. Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang of the lone district of Kalinga and Governor representative Elizabeth II D. Balais of the province of Kalinga graced the opening of the first quarter RMC.
 
In his message, Mangaoang mentioned that during the past two congresses of which he was the Senior Vice-Chairman on Committee on Natural resources and committee on Ecology, he was able to pass numerous laws demanding accountability for environmental violations providing impetus to incorporate environmental concerns into planning and policy making. He pointed out that our laws on climate change adaptation, and disaster risk reduction are lauded as “best in the world”. However, it has been noted that the challenge is how to translate national policies, plans and programs into actions with measurable gains. He, therefore, emphasized that the DENR plays the most vital role as front liners in the overall action towards reverting the environmental upheaval we now experience.
 
Elizabeth II D. Balais, Executive Assistant, read the message of Gov. Ferdinand D. Tubban applauded our efforts in the implementation of the DENR’s priority projects/programs and the many endeavors in enforcing environmental laws. The Governor encouraged DENR-CAR officials to offer constructive and sound advices to CAR LGU’s to better guide them in policy-planning and decision-making.
 
ARD for Management Services, Atty. Cleo D. Sabado-Andrada, reminded the officials to go extra mile. “We should go out and see what is out there in our respective jurisdictions. It is not enough that we read and hear reports from our staff. We have to check them ourselves, so we could verify the facts on-site; talk to people, if necessary; and to be better apprised of issues that we have to address, if any. Field visits are not merely for photo opportunities to be attached on our accomplishment reports. Let us do it as part of our jobs and not just for mere compliance,” she said.
 
RED Engr. Ralph C. Pablo congratulated the employees of DENR-CAR for qualifying to the 2020 Performance Based Bonus (PBB). He also apprised the participants on the newly approved DENR Manual of Authorities on Human Resources Development and Administrative Matters and for Technical Matters. For this conference, he encouraged everyone to share and strategize on how to attain our targets ahead of time. In his final statement, the RED enjoined everyone to stay humble in providing service to the people.