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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 recently hosted the arrival of the Central Office PBB Assessment (PAst) Team and Performance Management Team (PMT) to conduct the assessment of the accomplishments of Region 6 for CY 2019. The two teams validated the documents or Means of Verification (MOV) as a prelude to the Environmental Award for Governance and Leadership Excellence (EAGLE) for CY 2019.

The PAsT Team members conducted a one-week validation, from March 8 to 14, 2020, to assess all CY 2019 MOVS and documents of DENR Region 6.

The annual assessment is anchored on the Department Administrative Order (DAO) 2019-04 or the Guidelines on the Implementation of EAGLE and is aimed to promote a culture of organizational and leadership excellence in the Department.

Excellence in governance and leadership in the DENR is stated in Executive Order 192, series of 1987 which mandates the DENR as the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources. As such, it has to ensure good governance and leadership excellence in all facets in the delivery of public service.

Other policies which support the same are: Section 26 of E.O. 192 which mandates the DENR to formulate and enforce a system of measuring and evaluating periodically and objectively its performance; and DAO 1992-33, “Performance Monitoring Operations Manual” which provides the systems and procedures in the conduct of performance monitoring for the DENR.

“The regional office of DENR here is more than happy to support you with what you may need and require during your one-week assessment here,” DENR 6 ARD for Technical Services Livino B. Duran told the team.

This Phase 1 EAGLE Assessment for CY 2019 has three-pronged objectives: 1. To strengthen the culture of organizational and leadership excellence in the DENR as it carries out its important role in ensuring the conservation, management and development and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources; 2. To assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the field officials in delivering their office functions; and 3. To recognize and commend performance of field officials for their exemplary leadership and major accomplishments and contributions in pursuing the Department’s goals and objectives.

The EAGLE assessment covers the performance of 16 Regional Executive Directors (REDs), 16 Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Regional Directors, 15 Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Regional Directors, 18 Implementing Provincial ENR Offices (PENROs), 60 PENROs, and 140 Community ENROs, who had occupied their positions for the last nine months of 2019.

“We welcome this yearly assessment to gauge the strength of our efficient and effective public service. We are here to serve the people, and we must do it the best way we can,” said DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Francisco E. Milla, Jr.

“Through the EAGLE, we wish to honor our field officers, whom we consider our frontliners in delivering our services to the public and implementing our mandate, as well as to promote a culture of excellence in the organization and its leadership,” said DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu. /DENR 6