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.
DENR MIMAROPA wins 2nd place for the Regional Paper Presentation for the Post Project Assessment of Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project
by: Michaela T. Rongavilla
RD Oscar Dominguez receiving the award as Second Placer for the Regional Paper Presentation in the post project assesment of mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project
DENR MIMAROPA Region, headed by Regional Director Oscar C. Dominguez, emerged as a Second Placer, out of eleven (11) regions nationwide, competing for the Regional Paper Presentation for the Post Project Assessment of Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project held last February 03-06, 2016 at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel, Ermita, Manila. The event was attended by around two hundred (200) participants, composed of representatives from the DENR regional and field offices, academe, professionals, local government units and other agencies.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources, through Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), organized the Post Project Assessment for the Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project, aiming to evaluate and assess the implementation of the project through the attainment of the target activities and accomplishments of the regions with MBFDP sites. It also served as a venue to showcase the best practices that led to the achievement of the goals of the project in their respective areas.