CENRO Turn-Over of Officials
First female CENRO in Central Visayas installed
DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo leads the turnover rites of Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer-ship (CENRO) Argao Cebu on January 9, 2013. Alejandro A. Estopa handed in the ceremonial key to newly installed OIC, CENRO Flordeliza P. Geyrozaga.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has a new community environment and natural resources officer (CENRO)-Argao, Cebu in the person of forester Flordeliza P. Geyrozaga effective January 9 this year after a regional special order (RSO) number 2010-03 dated January 7 was issued.
In an order issued by DENR 7 Regional Executive Director Dr. Isabelo R. Montejo, CENRO Alejandro Estopa has been reassigned as deputy chairman for Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management (INREM) project for the Wahig–Inabanga Watershed in Bohol.
Geyrozaga, a first woman CENRO in Central Visayas since its reorganization in 1987, is a holder of Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Central Mindanao University in 1976 and became a forester in the same year. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws in 2001 at the University of the Visayas (UV) and has earned advanced units leading to the degree of Master in Public Administration (MPA).
Prior to her new designation, she was a concurrent focal person for the national greening program (NGP) in CENRO-Argao and holds a position of forest management specialist (FMS).
CENRO-Argao covers 15 municipalities in Cebu, namely, Alcantara, Alcoy, Alegria, Argao, Badian, Boljoon, Dalaguete, Dumanjug, Ginatilan, Malabuyoc, Moalboal, Oslob, Ronda, Samboan, and Santander.
In a turnover rites officiated by Montejo, he said the reassignment and designation is part of the continuing organizational development in addressing the priority or flagship programs and projects of DENR Secretary Ramon JP Paje.
He further said "our field offices like a CENRO play a very important and critical role in performing equally vital frontline services to the general public and we want to sustain the level of professionalism and competence when it comes to the delivery of services".
Outlining the implementation of various programs geared towards the reduction of carbon emissions and climate change mitigation like the NGP, Montejo pitched a challenge to Geyrozaga to move very quickly in accomplishing the expected deliverables for NGP particularly on nursery, seedling production, tree growing and maintenance, and forest protection efforts.