THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 recently conducted a Consultation Conference among the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on the programs and projects implemented by the Department.
How the projects and programs impact on the lives of people at the grassroots and how they perceive them are gauged through this CSO Consultation Conference.
DENR-6 stakeholders – people in the community who are involved in one of the DENR programs or projects, members of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and the private sector were invited in evaluating the effectivity of DENR programs and projects. Results of the consultation will be forwarded by the National Development Economic Authority (NEDA) to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). From the results, the DBM will evaluate the budgetary needs of DENR-6 for its FY 2020 Investment Program and Budget Proposals.
“We do not expect your praises rather, we gladly welcome even negative comments so that we can better improve the delivery of our services. Rest assured that all your inputs in this consultation conference shall be given the proper solutions,” said ARD Jesse L. Vego of the Management Services.
ARD Vego, chaired the consultation in behalf of Regional Executive Director (RED) Francisco E. Milla, Jr., along with NEDA Resource Speakers.
Together with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), the DENR conducted the CSO Consultation Conference at the Activity Center.
Under the helm of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu, who himself is an advocate of good governance, wanted DENR to work hard for the people and the environment. His ten-point agenda, namely: 1. Clean Air; 2. Clean Water; 3. Solid Waste Management; 4. Geohazard, Ground Water Assessment and Responsible Mining; 5. National Greening Program; 6. Intensified Forest Protection and Anti-Illegal Logging; 7. Enhanced Biodiversity Conservation; 8. Scaling up of Coastal and Marine Ecosystems; 9. Improved Land Administration and Management; and 10. Manila Bay Clean Up, were all focused to achieving DENR’s mandate as a primary agency responsible for the country’s environment and natural resources to protect, conserve and sustainably manage./PN