As per DENR Regional Special Order No. 42 dated January 27, 2017 signed by Regional Director Carlito M. Tuballa, Forester Fernando Tajon Tactay the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer(CENRO) of CENRO Quezon Palawan will be the In-charge of the Office of the PENRO Palawan as PENRO Juan C. dela Cruz retire from the office. Prior to the rationalization, he was transferred to CENRO Quezon from CENRO Narra. He has been serving as OIC-CENRO since 1996 and eventually became a full-pledge CENRO in 2002. CENRO Tactay has thirty nine (39) years of continuous public service under his belt with the government from the then Forest Management Bureau up to the present system, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) at Region IV, then Region IV-B, MIMAROPA Region. Started as Casual Forester on April 25, 1977 at Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro, BFD District Office, Temporary Forester, Forester I, Forester II, Assistant District Forester of BFD Baler, Aurora, Forestry Supervisor I, Forester III and CENRO. He served as Project Manager of Mindoro Integrated Rural Development Project at Cabacao, Abra de Ilog, Project Manager of Lawaan Reforestation Project at Poblacion, Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, and Project Manager Forestry Component of the Aurora Integrated Rural Development Project at Baler, Aurora.

 CENRO Tactay earned his baccalaureate degree in Forestry at Gregorio Araneta University Foundation on 1977, and finished his Master of Science in Forestry at Gregorio Araneta University Foundation 1996. He has been working up the ladder of professional achievements since then.On personal note, CENRO Tactay first saw light on May 20, 1953 at Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur. His strength and strong desire to serve the people is inspired by his religious belief and loving wife, Thelma Peralta Lomibao, a Chemical Engineer and four (4) daughters Easter Joy, Elleine Joy, Early Estrell Joy and Emmet Fernanne Joy, who are all professionals in their chosen careers.   

 As the In-charge, Office of the PENRO the six CENRO Offices namely; CENRO Coron, Roxas, Taytay, Puerto Princesa, Quezon and Brooke’s Point is now under his jurisdiction.




  • Tasked to manage 219,965.4213 hectares land area of jurisdiction comprising the two (2) municipalities namely: Quezon and Jose Rizal;

  • Responsible in the implementation and/or establishment 1,148 hectares of National Greening Program (NGP) and Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project (MBFDP);

  • Supervised in the management of forest areas including the protection and conservation of Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) comprising 120,457 hectares and issuance of patents on agricultural and residential lots in the area of responsibility;

  • Coordinated with the Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs), other government agencies, and other Partner Organizations in the implementation of laws, policies, programs and projects, rules and regulations pertaining to the management, conservation, development, use and replenishment of the country’s natural resources, undertake continuing interaction and education programs of ENR concerns, file criminal complaints and other functions;

  • Construction and/or renovation of CENR Office Building.