secretary-profileSecretary 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 are happy to inform everybody that the Regional Selection and Promotion Board has recently completed deliberating the first batch of applicants for Salary Grades 18 to 24 as well as Salary Grades 15 and below positions in the region and field offices. Appropriate appointment documents were already approved and issued to the new appointees.

For the regional office, a total of one hundred eighteen (118) appointees (promotion new entrants) attended the Mass Oath-taking ceremony on September 30,2015, 3:00.pm at the DENR Social Hall. The mass oath-taking was officiated by Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio L. Ignacio, Jr. and Assistant Secretary for Field Operations Marcial C. Amaro Jr. with Regional Director .Oscar, C. Dominguez and OlC, Assistant Regional Director for Management Services, Nelson V. Gorospe assisting.

The PENR. Offices have likewise scheduled the Mass Oath-taking of their respective appointees to be led by USEC Ignacio, ASEC Amaro, the Regional Director, the Assistant Regional Director for Management Services and the PENR Officer concerned.

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