DENR 6 improve employees' knowledge on RA 9184

ALL ABOUT PROCUREMENT ACT. DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna (3rd from left, left photo) and ARD for Management Services Livino B. Duran (2nd from left, left photo) inspired the employees to learn more about RA 9184 through the Learning Event on Procurement Act (RA 9184) held from June 9 to 11, 2015 at the Hotel del Rio. Right photo shows Jasmin L. Vargas, WVSU Finance Division Chief, discussing about the training overview.

         Employees of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 6 recently attended the Learning Event on Procurement Act (Republic Act 9184) to further enhance their knowledge in matters of procurement of goods and services.

         Administrative personnel from the regional office, the provincial and community ENR offices involved in procuring supplies and services for the agency attended the 3-day Learning Event from June 9-11, 2015 at the Hotel del Rio.

         “This is a timely training for our employees as we should conduct ourselves honestly, in line with the President’s thrust of “matuwid na daan”. With the Procurement Act, government employees are to abide by the rules of transparency in their transactions especially so when it involve government funds,” said DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna.

          Republic Act 9184 otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act (GPRA) is an Act that provides for the modernization, standardization and regulation of the procurement activities of the government.

          The 3-day Learning Event reinforce employees knowledge on the Scope, Coverage and Principles of Procurement; Procedures for the Procurement of Goods and Services and Consulting Services; Procedures for Procurement of Civil Works; and Procurement Timelines, to mention a few.  

        Jasmin L. Vargas, Finance Division Chief of West Visayas State University with Mr. Ruben C. Itabag were the resource speakers for the 3-day learning event.


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I am pleased, honored and humbled by the vote of the Commission on Appointments confirming my nomination. I am excited about this opportunity to continue serving the public as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

The challenge for me now is to prove that President Rodrigo Duterte and the honorable members of the CA have made the right decision in placing their trust and confidence in my abilities to lead the DENR towards fulfilling the broad mandate entrusted to it.

The confirmation of my ad interim appointment as DENR Secretary will allow me to continue to institute reforms, and pursue programs and projects that would truly protect the environment and improve people's lives. This gives me enough inspiration to carry out the seemingly gargantuan tasks of protecting the environment and ensuring sustainable use of the country's rich natural resources in the face of climate change and dwindling natural wealth of the nation.

Rest assured that under my watch, the DENR will push for people-centered agenda in pursuit of environmental protection and sustainable development. It is high time that every Filipino, regardless of status in life, should have equal access to the benefits of clean environment and sustainable natural resources. ### 

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