The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 10 welcomes a new leadership after 17 years. Outgoing EMB Regional Director Sabdullah C. Abubacar, who is now the Regional Executive Director of DENR Region 9, passed on the EMB 10 responsibilities to new OIC, Regional Director Reynaldo S. Digamo.

In a turn-over ceremony officiated by Assistant Secretary (ASEC) for Field Operations – Western Mindanao Jim O. Sampulna, DENR 10 Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable honored Director Abubacar for his accomplishments in EMB 10. Abubacar initiated partnerships with private companies in the region by mandating them to establish plantations for carbon sequestration through their Corporate Social Responsibility.

ASEC Sampulna expressed trust and confidence in the new line-up of leadership in Region 10. He also challenged officials to face responsibilities head on as he cited the famous line, “With great power comes great responsibility.”

RED Adorable also welcomed new EMB 10 Regional Director Digamo who he described as a seasoned public servant that will play a big part in bringing the Office to greater heights.

In his acceptance speech, RD Digamo committed to fully support the programs and projects of DENR 10 in pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 2018-18 that establishes a unified command in DENR, MGB and EMB regional offices. He reminded the EMB 10 personnel to not only look at themselves as part of EMB alone but to look and consider themselves as a member of a bigger team that is the DENR Region 10.

Director Reynaldo Digamo was formerly the Regional Director of EMB-Cordillera Administrative Region based in Baguio City. #TayoAngKalikasan (RSCIS MR No. 01-010-2019)