CORTES, Bohol – The long wait is over. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has found and settled for good a new and conducive office spaces in a brand new building located appropriately inside the compound of former Bureau of equipment of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Cortes town.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer forester Nestor Canda bared in exclusive interview that the building is worth Php10 million plus upcoming additional fund to the tune of Php2 million.
He said that the two-storey building could have been inaugurated earlier but due to the earthquake that struck the province on October 15, 2013, plans had been changed. He said that he sess to it that the new building’s structure must be assured of its integrity prior to transferring here.
PENRO and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Tagbilaran City led by Eusalem Quiwag had been staying in sevral buildings for office spaces at the provincial goverment-owned lot beside the Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) for quite awhile. And it’s time for the DENR to have its own offices spaces they can call their own.
Unlike its counterpart, DENR Talibon lead by CENRO Elpidio Palaca built its own office after occupation of a building in one of the barangays of the town.
Mayor Roberto Tabanera of this town, DENR regional director Isabelo Montejo, Jr., Rep. Rene L. Relampagos, Rep. Aris Aumentado, Rep. Arthur Yap was represented, Glenn Doloritos represented Gov. Chatto, Civil Service Commission provincial director Atty. Gina Crucio and Assistant regional director Eduardo Inting graced the blessing and inauguration of the new building yesterday.
Each delivered his/her own words of inspiration to the DENR personnel and visitors during the simple but fitting program inside the building with closing remarks rendered by Quiwag. Forester Leonardo T. Elle served as the master of ceremonies. (rvo)