Inthe pursuit of ensuring effective environmental governance of the region’s Environment and Natural Resources (ENR), the DENR 6 through its Human Resource Development Services (HRDS) and the Enforcement Division (ED)conducted a five-day roll out training of the ENR Academy course to frontliners in the province of Antique.

Enforcement Division Chief June Melissa C. Garol and HRDS Chief Pacita “Citcit” V. Botavarawere thecourse facilitators for the complete roll out of the Frontline and the Basic Courses. Both are ENR Academy courses in the Training of Trainers of Mobile Training Team for PENROs and CENROs attended by the facilitators in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.

“DENR employees, especially the frontliners, must have the competency to enforce and support the law in the implementation of the Department’s programs, projects and activities,” Garol said.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), by virtue of Department Administrative Order (DAO) 2002-15 (Revising DAO 97-21 RE: Institutionalizing the CENR Management Course in the DENR), is strengthening its field offices and respective frontline officers to develop, hone and strengthen their leadership skills to effectively communicate the DENR’s vision, mission and goals. The training is also designed to effectively direct, control and advocate the Department’s priority programs, projects and activities.

Moreover, the ENR Academy Courses roll out also aims to exemplify technical competencies to support and enforce ENR laws.

“We are very thankful that we are now able to train our field officers on how to deliver public services in the best way possible. This roll out will capacitate them with knowledge and skills to perform their mandated duties and responsibilities as frontliners,” said DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr.

Upon his field visits in the region, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu repeatedly expressed his desire to strengthen the Community ENR Offices (CENROs). “You are the frontliners in the implementation of environment and natural resources programs, and in the enforcement of environmental laws,” he said. “I have high regard for CENROs in solving the environmental problems in the country,” he added.

The ENR Academy is a specialized competency development program of the Department designed to augment knowledge gaps, calibrate understanding of ENR laws and sharpen proficiencies of all DENR employees especially in the frontline offices and leaders in order to improve service delivery to the public.

Participants of the activity were 40 frontline personnel from DENR PENRO Antique, CENRO Belison and CENRO Culasi.

The activity was spearheaded by DENR 6 RED Francisco E. Milla, Jr.DENR PENRO Antique Management Services Division Chief Lani D. Sardinaalso graced the event. / DENR 6