The Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers which are under the supervision of its Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer is responsible to:
- Implements laws, policies, programs and projects, rules and regulations pertaining to the management, conservation, development, use and replenishment of the country’s natural resources and biological diversity;
- Undertakes continuing information and education programs on ENR concerns;
- Collects and accounts for fees due to government from users of natural resources;
- Files in court criminal cases against violators of ENR laws;
- Maintains up-to-date data on ENR conditions;
- undertakes surveys of areas covered by applications for the use and development of natural resources;
- Investigates and recommend appropriate actions to resolve claims and conflicts involving natural resources;
- Conducts measurement, assessment and grading of timber and other forest products in accordance with existing rules and regulations;
- Performs other functions that may be assigned by higher authorities.
The following are the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers in 6 CENR Offices in Palawan.
Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers
The CENR Officer of Coron, Mr. Eriberto B. Saños is a Forester by Profession. He finished Bachelor of Science in Forestry at the University of the Philippines- Los Baños, Laguna in 1986. Under a scholarship grant awarded by the DENR, he was able to pursue a post baccalaureate course (Diploma in Agribusiness Management) at the same University from 1991-1992 and awarded as the “ Most Outstanding Graduate” of the Diploma in Agribusiness Management Program for SY 1991-1992. Through the auspices of SEAMEO-SEARCA, he was able to finish Master of Science in Environmental Studies in his Alma Mater from 1996-1998 (Full- time Scholar under Official time with authority from the DENR). He was selected as a member of Gamma Sigma Delta- The Honor Society of Agriculture in recognition of high scholarship, outstanding achievement or service to Agricultural Science. CENRO Eriberto B. Saños rose from the rank, starting as casual Forester in 1986 to Forester I, Forester II, DMO III until he got his permanent CENR Officer item / position last July 14, 2015 through the implementation of Rationalization Plan in the DENR. He served almost 10 years as an OIC-CENRO starting from CENRO Trece Martires City, Cavite, Calaca, Batangas, CENRO Taytay, Palawan and now in CENRO Coron, Palawan.
He has been a recipient of “Plaque of Commendation – Environmental Hero” awarded on June 11, 2002 by then Secretary Heherson Alvarez Jr. in recognition of his genuine commitment and dedication in environmental protection and advocacy. He undergone several trainings local and abroad for capability building under Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Management program.
Being a Rizalist (Mystical side) he wrote and published a rare book (metric romance) “ “Kasaysayan ng Pasyong Mahal ni Amang Dr. Jose Rizal – Ang Kristong Pilipino” (Pasyong Rizal- 2011), “Sukat, ipag-alab ng Puso at Gumising sa damdaming maka- Bathala, maka- Kalikasan, maka-Bayan at maka-Tao ng sinomang babasa”.
Presently, he finished his second book, also a metric romance entitled “PASYON NG INANG KALIKASAN”, he is now working for printing and publication of same.
On April 27, 2011, he received Certificate of Recognition from UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR) and UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Association (CFNRAA) for distinctive career achievement and significant contribution to forest governance as CENRO of Calaca, Batangas which brought honor to his Alma Mater and CFNRAA.
Just recently (January 18- February 20, 2016) he finished the University of the Philippines Program for Environmental Governance (UPPEG) which was attended by DENR regional representatives nationwide ( 2 representatives per region). This was a joint program of the University of the Philippines and DENR under the theme “Evolving Good Governance Towards Inclusive Sustainable Development”.
Due to his scholastic performance, he was selected and awarded as the “ Top Notcher” of the class for the said Learning Program.
CENRO Saños is now working for the completion of his Career Executive Service Eligibility from the CES Board. He undergone and successfully passed the three (3) among the four (4) stages such as CES written exam, Assessment Center and Performance Validation stage. He is now preparing for the last stage which is the Panel Interview.
MAJOR TASKS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE LAST FIVE (5) YEARS:
- Facilitated the planting and establishment as well as protection and maintenance of 1,833 hectares under the National Greening Program and Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Program in CENRO Coron, Palawan;
- Filed several cases in court against violation of ENR laws (e.g. illegal cutting and illegal destruction of forest lands);
- Processed and transmitted 2,692 land patents to PENRO(Agricultural, homestead and residential);
- Rehabilitated/repaired and improved CENRO Coron building, facilitaties and premises;
- Topnotched the University of the Philippines Program for Environmental Governance(UPPEG) held from January 18, 2016 to February 20, 2016.
WORK HISTORY WITH DENR:
Forester Felizardo Balucas Cayatoc was born on August 15, 1964, in Pacdal, Baguio City. He was the 6th among the 7 children of Mr. Lizardo Cayatoc and Mrs. Antonia Balucas-Cayatoc. For. Cayatoc has finished his elementary education at Rizal Elementary School in 1977 and his secondary education at the University of Baguio, Baguio City in 1981. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry at Mt. State Agricultural College (MSAC) now Benguet State University in 1985. He passed the licensure examination in Forestry in few years after. He also pursued a master’s degree in Rural Development at Western Philippines University in 2007.
For. Cayatoc has started working at the DENR in 1992. His expertise runs from community organizing, forest management planning, forest protection and surveillance, forest resource inventory, GPS survey, logging roads, nursery techniques, planning, scaling to silviculture.
He was first designated as the OIC, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer (CENRO) in 2007 to 2012 at Calamianes Islands, Coron Palawan. During his term, he initiated the construction and renovation of DENR Office building and other projects.
Five years after, he was transferred to CENRO Taytay to assume position as OIC, CENRO on December 22, 2012. He was also concurrently the Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) of El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (ENTMRPA) until October 2015. His assignment as PASu upstretched him to another level of management in marine, coastal, and terrestrial conservation and protection.
On October 2015, he was promoted to Development Management Officer V in line with the agency’s rationalization, and act as OIC Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Taytay-El Nido jurisdiction. Of his 30 years in service, he gained various experience and learnings from different programs and projects on Environment and Natural Resources from implementation, protection, conservation and community works.
MAJOR TASKS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE LAST FIVE (5) YEARS:
- Planned, directed and coordinated the implementation of 1,323 hectares of National Greening Program (NGP) within the administrative jurisdiction of CNEROs Calamianes and Taytay-El Nido, Palawan including 550 hectares of Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project (MBFDP) at Taytay and El Nido, Palawan and re-stocking/assessment of corals under the Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Management Program (SCREMP).
- Processed 515 patents and forwarded/indorsed to the PENRO for approval.
- Supported the three (3) CBFM-Peoples Organization in the implementation of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program and Livelihood at Taytay and El Nido, Palawan wherein it helps improved their socio-economic condition.
- Improved the working environment of the DENR-CENRO personnel by building additional office, guesthouse, rehabilitated/repaired old office, records and landscaping of premises.
- Ensured efficient and effective service and assistance to the clienteles/public by posting Citizen’s Charter and other information related to the different services provided by the office.
WORK HISTORY WITH DENR:
Development Managent Officer III Arnoldo Ancheta Blaza, Jr. was born on November 4, 1961 at Tondo, Manila. He is married to Maria Irene Cunanan Estipona with three children namely: Ingrid Arend, Diedrik and Patricia. DMO III Blaza took and finished his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry at the Araneta University in 1984 then passed the Forestry Licensure Examination in 1985 held at Ramon Magsaysay High School in Manila.
Before he was appointed as the OIC, CENRO of Community Environment and Natural Resources Office, Roxas, Palawan, DMO III Arnoldo A. Blaza, Jr. is not a new in this field, started his career as a Skilled Forester in the Bureau of Forestry Development MIMAROPA (now known as DENR) in June 1986 as a casual employee, and then became a Forester in a permanent position lately in the same year. In the year 1988 he was promoted as Senior Forester in the same agency and was promoted again as Forest Management Specialist II in less than a year.
In January 30, 2017, by virtue of DENR Special Order No. 2017-46 signed by the DENR Undersecretary for Staff Bureaus Demetrio L. Ignacio, Jr., CESO I, DMO III Arnoldo A. Blaza, Jr. was reassigned as the OIC-CENRO of CENRO-Roxas, Palawan and he is tasked to act on documents and perform the respective duties and responsibilities as OIC-CENRO pursuant to the DENR Manual of Authorities.
MAJOR TASKS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
- Lead several investigations/ field validations of all cases within MIMAROPA.
- Confiscations of Forest Products (NCR-Pier North Harbour)
- Member of DENR-AILTF (Anti-Illegal Loggers Task Force)
- Member of Field Operation Task Force since 1987
WORK HISTORY WITH DENR:
CENRO Emer Dacuan-Garraez is the Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer of CENRO Puerto Princesa. In 2012, she was designated as OIC-CENRO of Puerto Princesa City until October 2015 and full-pledge CENRO from October 2015 to present. CENRO Garraez is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Far Eastern University and had her Master in Management major in Public Administration at the Philippine Christian University. She is a holder of Civil Service Professional eligibility. She has been serving the agency for more than 25 years and has risen from ranks. She started her career in the agency as Cartographer in January 1991 at CENRO Taytay, Palawan then later promoted as Records Officer in April 1992. While serving as Records Officer, she also handled various designations such as Administrative Officer II, and Clerk and Property Custodian until Dec. 1998. Due to her diligent work, she was later promoted to Administrative Officer II position in the same year. And then later to Administrative Officer IV until March 2012. In the same year, she was transferred to CENRO Puerto Princesa and acted as Officer-in-Charge of the office replacing then retired CENRO Diosdado Ocampo. She was later promoted to a full-pledge CENRO status in July 2015 and has been serving CENRO Puerto Princesa since then.
MAJOR TASKS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR THE LAST FIVE(5) YEARS:
- Our National Greening Program (NGP) Executive Order No. 26 Plantation sites for Calendar Year 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 was validated by the Regional Office to have a survival rating of 86.39%, 88.25%, 100% and 88% respectively which is over and above the 85% passing rate.
- Introduced Gender sensitivity in the implementation of NGP in which female POs Chair the organization and female Bantay Gubat was also hired.
- Conducted successful operations in relation to firm implementation of Executive Order No. 23 resulted to exemplary activities with no financial support from the government such as establishment of connections and networks in support to the monitoring of illegal transport of forest products from other municipalities transported to our area of jurisdiction and spearheaded the conduct of raid of applied Search Warrant and file cases in court.
- Aside from accomplishing our targets, under the Land Management, we were able to initiate the clarification at the Regional level regarding the erroneous survey of the whole Barangay of Cabayugan where the famous Seven Wonders of Nature, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean Underground River is located and to address the issues on land dispute and boundary conflict a correction survey was conducted.
- Compliant to the provisions of Republic Act 9485 and imposed Civil Service Laws Rules and Regulations and Office Policies and implemented Morale Recovery Program.