DENR-7 has new Regional Director

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 has a new regional director.

This developed after DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu issued Special Order Number 2017- 925 on November 21, 2017 designating Director Gilbert C. Gonzales, CESO III as the new DENR Regional Director in Central Visayas. Director Gonzales replaced OIC Regional Director Emma E. Melana who is now reassigned as Assistant Regional Director for Management Services of DENR 7.In a turnover ceremony held last November 28, 2017, DENR Secretary Cimatu asked the new DENR 7 RD Gonzales to take charge of the management and operations of DENR Central Visayas.



"We have carefully considered who is the best person fit for the job and i believe the technical expertise of Director Gilbert could greatly help and contribute to Region 7," said Secretary Cimatu as he led the turnover and installation ceremony held at DENR 7 Compound, National Government Center, Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City.Melana in her message thanked all the DENR 7 officials and personnel for the support they provided in her over one year service as DENR 7 Regional Director.

She also expressed her confidence that the region is in good hands under the administration of RD Gonzales and assured to extend her full support as ARD for Management Services.On the other hand, RD Gonzales in his acceptance speech assured DENR Secretary Cimatu to do his best to contribute to the environment and focus on the three priority programs of the Secretary namely, Solid Waste Management, Clean Air and Clean Water. "Help me and let us make Region 7 as the model region of a clean, healthy and sound environment," he added.


DENR-7 2017 Christmas Party

To give due recognition for all the hardwork, efforts and dedication of DENR officials and employees who have performed greatly and contributed to the achievement and accomplishment of the 2017 regional targets, DENR 7 has developed an awards and recognition platform for best performing offices and employees for F.Y. 2017.

The awards and recognition is designed to encourage and motivate efficiency, integrity and productivity in public service by recognizing and rewarding officials and employees individually or in groups for their superior accomplishments and other efforts which contributed to the efficiency and improvement of government operations.



Photo Releases

Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary. OIWS is the country’s first wetland of international importance for waterfowl declared under RAMSAR. This wetland area is now a critical stopover for tens of thousands of migratory birds travelling the East Asian Migratory Flyway, one of the most important shorebird and water bird migratory flyways in the world.


Hidden Bird Paradise. Mahaba Island in Talibon, Bohol is an undiscovered bird’s paradise. Mahaba Island is part of Barangay Calituban, one of eight island barangays of the Municipality of Talibon, which is located on the northwest side of Bohol.

Counting the gains of NGP. One of the most successful and remarkable milestones of National Greening Program (NGP) in Central Visayas is the established Coffee Plantations in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol established in 2011 by the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI).

As of today, UFTPAI native coffee is now marketed in Ubay and all other neighboring municipalities in Bohol.

Bugnay Wine. Made and produced by partner people’s organization, the Ubay Federated Tree Planters Association, Inc. (UFTPAI) in San Pascual, Ubay, Bohol

Man-made Molave Forest. One of Siquijor’s pride, the reforestation site is one of the oldest in the country, established in 1937. This 202.15-hectare molave plantation is found in Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor.

Man-made Molave Forest (Salagdoong, Maria, Siquijor)

Nature’s Mystic Beauty. Lamanoc Island, Anda, Bohol. A newly discovered ecotourism destination in Bohol and is part of the Candijay-Anda-Mabini Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve and Wilderness Area, a protected area managed by the DENR.

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