RAMON J.P. PAJE: A PROFILE
Secretary Ramon Jesus P. Paje is the 19th secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Prior to his appointment, he was DENR's undersecretary for field operations and executive director of the Minerals Development Council under the Office of the President in concurrent capacity.
A holder of a doctorate degree in public administration and a top-rank Career Executive Service Officer (CESO I), Sec. Paje's ascension to the post marks the second time in the DENR's 23-year history to have the proverbial "bottom-to-top" success by a rank and file employee.
Fresh from college, he started his government service in 1982 as a junior forester conducting field inspection of reforestation projects of then Bureau of Forest Development (now forest Management Bureau), then rose from the ranks serving the environment and natural resources sector in various capacities, including undersecretary for environment and programs development, assistant secretary for management services, director for human resources development, among others.
Sec. Paje is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna (UPLB). He finished his M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning and Doctor of Public Administration at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. He has a Certificate on Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis from the Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA.
In 1996, the newly installed DENR chief received the following awards: Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) from the Philippine Jaycees, Outstanding Professional of the Philippines from the Professional Regulation Commission, and the Outstanding Alumnus in Government Service from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños. In 1999, he was the Dr. Jose Rizal "Huwarang Pilipino Awardee" for public service given by the Parangal ng Bayan Awards Foundation.
‘We do our work right with high level of dedication and honesty’
By: Deniel Salvador B. Morillo
“There is no need to fear as long as we do our work right with high level of dedication and honesty.”
Director Carlito ‘Lito’ Merecido Tuballa, emphasized this during the Turnover Ceremony for his designation as the new OIC-Regional Director (RD) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) MIMAROPA Region, held last November 7, 2016 at the L & S Building, Ermita, Manila.
“We can see the deep insights from the heart of RD Oca. In fact, when I received my Special Order as Assistant Regional Director (ARD) for Technical Services of Region VIII, after being assigned in DENR Region IX for 38 years, I also cried.But I did not say anything; I just left my office, immediately packed my things, and reported to my new office,” RD Tuballa said as he empathized with the speech of the outgoing RD Oscar C. Dominguez.
The former Provincial Environment and Natural Resources (PENR) Officer of Zamboanga City also added that all government officials should be good soldiers, as he reminded everyone to never say no to the call of duty whenever they are given the chance to be promoted and ....read more