The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V together with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) V and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) V through its key officials highlighted the major accomplishments on its thrusts and priority programs during its first hybrid Monday program for the year 2022 on January 3, 2022 at the DENR V Covered Court, Regional Center Site, Rawis, Legazpi City.
“We have been challenged by the pandemic but I am proud to say that we have accomplished all our targets, programs, and activities including the later release funds from the Central Office which was a challenge last December 2021. With this, I am thankful to each and every employee. Thank you for your passion, perseverance and grit for the betterment of our mandates and programs,” Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr., CESO III said.
RED Milla also urged the employees to renew their commitment to serve the public and would like to strengthen the collaboration with the line bureaus and other partner stakeholders to maintain its good standing. "I believe that we can do it through our patience, perseverance, and unity," he added.
RED Milla also called on the Management Services (MS) under the leadership of the OIC, Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for MS Grace L. Cariño to strive a higher level in the Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management or the PRIME-HRM and the Quality Management System (QMS) Certification while for the Technical Services under the leadership of the ARD for Technical Services (TS) Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop to accomplish all targets especially those under the Expanded National Greening Program (E-NGP) and patents this year.
Moreover, RED Milla also touted on the physical improvements such as the repainted buildings and improved covered court. “Let us be a model in the offices here. We have to model cleanliness, segregation of solid wastes and also separate bins for COVID wastes. Let us make this part of our advocacy,” he said.
In addition, RED Milla shared the COVID-19 vaccination status of the Region. He said that it has already achieved the vaccination rate of at least 95% for EMB V, 97% for MGB V, and 85% for DENR V. He also urged everyone to practice the health protocols and avail of the free booster shots for everyone’s protection from the virus.
“May this New Year be our inspiration as we continue to raise the bar of environmental protection through our hard work and perseverance,” he said.###