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 RATIONALIZATION PLAN WORKSHOP
By virtue of Executive Order 366 or otherwise known as the Government Rationalization Program issued by Pres. Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo on October 4, 2004, all branches of the Executive Department were directed to strategically review the operations and organizations of the branch and provide options and incentives for government employees who may be affected by the rationalization of the functions and agencies of the executive branch. It aims to focus government efforts on its vital functions and channel government resources to these core public services and improve the efficiency of government services, within affordable levels, and in the most accountable manner.
As a department of the executive branch, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) started its rationalization efforts on September 1, 2005. Various steps had been taken by the DENR towards this purpose. DENR rationalization proposals have been submitted and resubmitted together with justifications to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for consideration. This is to ensure consistency with the objectives of this effort.
- DENR-R4B'S NEW FULL-FLEDGED PENROS
- WORKSHOP ON COASTAL RESOURCES AND RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT DATABASE
- DENR REGION IV-B (MIMAROPA) TOOK PART IN THIS YEAR’S 13TH ANNUAL PHILIPPINE CAVE CONGRESS IN DAVAO DEL NORTE
- PARALEGAL TRAINING/SEMINAR ON ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES (ENR) LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS NEW RULES OF COURT FOR FOREST PROTECTION OFFICERS AND DENRO APPLICANTS
- REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MANGROVE ECOSYTEM IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
- PROJECT UPDATING: TAMARAW CONSERVATION PROJECT (TCP) AND NEW CONSERVATION AREAS IN THE PHILIPPINES PROJECT (NEWCAPP)
- BIODIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS PROJECT MEETING WITH MT. SIBURAN’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLE
- ORIENTATION-WORKSHOP ON CAVES AND CAVE RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT WITH FIELD PRACTICUM
- DENR RIV B HOLDS PRESSCON AT CALAPAN CITY, ORIENTAL MINDORO
- DENR IV-B PROMOTES RESIDENTIAL FREE PATENT PER RA 10023
- PAWCZMS' ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING WORKSHOP
- SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WESTERN MINDORO INTEGRATED CONSERVATION PROGRAM IN MTS. IGLIT-BACO NATURAL PARK