EDWIN ANDOT, NEW OIC, REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR DENR X

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Paz L. Lopez has designated Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Edwin B. Andot as the OIC, Regional Director for Northern Mindanao.

The move is part on the continuing reorganization of the department and  embodied in DENR Special Order No. 2017 -  235 dated March 13, 2017. 

Agriculture/aquaculture development, community organizing and governance, corporate planning and management, sectoral mobilization and networking, manpower development and agri-business are his field of competencies. 

A resident of Cagayan de Oro City, OIC, Regional Director Andot is an Agricultural Engineer by profession, a farmer  and comes from the civil society organization.  He had stint as a consultant of the Natural Resources Development Corporation, an attached agency of DENR. 

The new Regional Director had worked as a consultant of various organizations like the Justice Project Phil. Foundation, Ecosystem Work for Essential Benefits, Center for Alternative Rural Technology and Land Bank of the Philippines.  He was once a consultant of the provincial governments of  Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental.

From 2000 to 2012, he was the chairman of the Regional Agriculture and Fishery Council (RAFC)  Region 10 and elected as national president of RAFC Association of the Philippines from 2008 to 2010.  

He is the founding president of the Chamber of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Industries of Northern Mindanao, Inc. and Philippine Vegetable Industry Development Board. 

He also served as barangay chairman of Salvacion, Kadingilan, Bukidnon from 1994 to 2001. 

OIC, Regional Director Andot first joined the government as project  manager of Southern Philippines Development Authority from 1981 to 1992. 

He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. (RSCIS # 03-51-2017)

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CAGAYAN DE ORO RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT COUNCIL SHARES BEST PRACTICES

The Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) opened its doors by sharing its best practices to the Agusan River Basin Organization (ARBO) during a cross visit and benchmarking in the region on September 29, 2017.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Regional Director Edwin B. Andot welcomed the ARBO Governing Board in his message and encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to learn, ask questions and give feedback. He reiterated the significance of benchmarking and sharing of best practices as we are one in our mission in government service.

Forester Fidel P. Gamos, Jr., Head of the River Basin Project Management Office of DENR 10 presented the profile and history of the CDORBMC and revealed that Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 was one of the contributing factors in the creation of the Council in 2010 under the leadership of Archbishop Ledesma and then DENR 10 RED Maximo Dichoso.

Forester Marilou M. Clarete, Chief of the Conservation and Development Division of DENR 10, discussed the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) established by the CDORBMC and piloted in Mt. Kalatungan in the province of Bukidnon. It was followed by a PES Status Update given by the Xavier Science Foundation represented by Mr. Rowe Dawin Esmaya.

Part of the cross visit is a short meeting with the Chairman of the Cagayan De Oro River Basin Management Council Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, where The Most Reverend welcomed the Board and shared to them valuable lessons and experiences in supervising the Council.

The activity ended with a site visit in the waterways of Cagayan de Oro River including the famous Macahambus Cave, the landing site of White Water Rafting Adventures and the Uguiaban Bridge, the site of the DOST-installed Early Warning Device to monitor the flow of water and rain.

The Agusan River Basin Governing Board is composed of representatives from different national government agencies, local government units, security agencies and other stakeholders from Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 10-337-2017

Photo Releases

AGUSAN RIVER BASIN GOVERNING BOARD (ARBGB) CROSS VISIT. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Regional Director Edwin B. Andot encourages the Governing Board of the Agusan River Basin Organization (ARBO) (more...)

AGUSAN RIVER BASIN GOVERNING BOARD (ARBGB) CROSS VISIT. The Most Reverend Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma (center), Chairman of the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council welcomes the Governing Board of the Agusan River Basin Organization (ARBO) in a short meeting at the Bishop’s Palace in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2017. Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) join other national government agencies and civil society organizations in the International Coastal Clean-up 2017. This is part of a simultaneous coastal clean-up held on September 16, 2017 in different coastal areas in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2017. Officials/residents of barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro city join in the coastal clean-up in their area on September 16. (more...)

DENR 10 Chief, Legal Division lawyer Florenda Lamason – Yap gives a briefing to eight newly-hired lawyers on their duties and responsibilities. (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL SYMPOSIUM ON MARINE ENVIRONMENT. DENR 10 Chief, Coastal Resources and Foreshore Management Section Mercedita Barbarona informs the participants about the International Coastal Clean-up Day (more...)

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP 2017. Residents of barangay Puerto and students from Puerto National High School and other stakeholders take time to join the clean-up along the coastal areas during the 32nd  International Coastal Clean-up celebration on September 16 in Cagayan de Oro City. (more...)

ORIENTATION/WORKSHOP FOR DENR 10 YOUTH DESK OFFICERS. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) Chief of Finance Division Pura T. Pallares highlights the critical role of the DENR (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Maria Magnolia Danganan (standing), Youth Desk Officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Central Office gives a lecture (more...)

ENVIRONMENTAL LECTURE. Students of Lapasan National High School prepare their pledge of commitment to protect the environment by doing simple things in their everyday lives. The Pledge of Commitment was done after the Environmental Lectures conducted by DENR 10 on October 4, 2017. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 10-351-2017

ITAPS Seminar. Lawyer Florenda Lamasaon – Yap, Chief, Legal Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) reminds the participants that public office is an occupation with the purpose of exercising the authority of the government. (more...)

ITAPS Seminar. Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers of DENR in Region 10 participate in a workshop facilitated by the Office of the Ombudsman on Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Public Service at the DENR 10 conference room on October 10, 2017. Ana Mae Sumalinog RSCIS No. 353-2017

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