To equip personnel with the fundamental knowledge on laws, programs and priority projects implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Northern Mindanao, 54 learners consisting of two batches successfully hurdled the Digital ENR Basic Course recently.

Commencement speaker of the 2nd Batch DENR OIC, Assistant Secretary for Administration and Human Resources Ruth M. Tawantawan said that the participants should be grateful to Secretary Roy A. Cimatu for giving them the chance to avail of the learning event. It prepares the graduates to become somebody big in the future and enhance their capability to manage technically and administratively, she added.

She is hopeful that after graduation, the participants will put all the learnings in their heart so that when the time for them to apply it, service to the public will be excellent. She also shared the local government unit of Davao City’s kind of service under the leadership of Mayor Sara Duterte – Carpio which include Efficient, Pro-active, Responsive and Quick.

For his part, DENR X Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable said that capability building activities will continue in order to capacitate all personnel in the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices and regional office.

The 1st Batch was conducted on October 7 – 9, 12 – 16 and 19 – 20 while the 2nd Batch was conducted on October 26 – 20, November 3 – 6 and 9.

The Valedictorian of Class R10 – 2020 – Resilience is Janine Kyle T. Jaji of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau X, Salutatorian is Reio S. Bagundo of PENRO-Misamis Occidental, 1st Honorable Mention – Daryl Lyn de Veyra of PENRO-Misamis Occidental, 2nd Honorable Mention – Yvonne May Retes of PENRO-Camiguin and 3rd Honorable Mention – Gema Alduhisa of CENRO-Oroquieta City.

For Batch 2, the Valedictorian of Class R10 – 2020- Loyalty is Sheena Mae Lantaca of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau X, Salutatorian – Jezamae Alejay of PENRO-Misamis Occidental, 1st Honorable Mention – Forester Gemma Celino of the Regional Office and Jan Karina Lapeña of the Environmental Management Bureau and 3rd Honorable Mention – Nikki Ann Dela Victoria of CENRO Ozamis City.

Topics discussed by competent in-house resource speakers include Ten Priority Programs, Forestry Law, Mandates and Projects, Land Administration Policies and Programs, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Environmental Management, Mineral Resources Management, Water Resources Management, Revised Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, Disaster Risk Preparedness and Awareness, Ethics in DENR, Office Protocol and Etiquette, Coaching and Mentoring, Effective Written Communication and Financial Literacy.

The digital learning event was spearheaded by the Human Resource Development Section of the Administrative Division. (RPAO # 12-300-2020) #TayoAngKalikasan