Jim O Sampulna

Regional Executive Director

Region VI




Jim O Sampulna officially assumed as Regional Executive Director of DENR VI on December 19, 2013, through Special Order No. 2013-745 dated December 16, 2013 signed by DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio L. Ignacio Jr.,


RED Sampulna, a native of Cotabato City, holds a degree in Commerce with major in Accounting. He has earned Masteral Degrees on Professional Studies-Public Administration and Management (MPS-PAM) and Business Administration (MSBA).


He finished his doctorate degree majoring in Human Resource Management. RED Sampulna is also a graduate of Bachelor of Laws.


Rising from the ranks, RED Sampulna’s willingness to learn honed him more on his managerial and leadership skills augmented by his attendance in various national and international seminars and trainings which equipped him with thorough knowledge on Forestry, Environmental Management, Lands Management and Project Development among others.


He started his career as a Tree Marker in the then Bureau of Forest Development in 1977, and from there he had occupied various positions in government service that considered him as a man who “rose from the ranks.”


He then became the Regional Development Specialist Chief before he was promoted as the Planning Officer V which he held for seven years. He was also designated as RTD for Lands in Regions 1 and 12.


In 1996, Sampulna was promoted as Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer in Region 12 and held the position for five years where he was bestowed the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award.


In 2000, he was assigned in Region 1 as OIC-ARED for Administrative Services.


He was designated as OIC-RED of Region 12 in 2003, and became a full-fledged RED in 2004.


Sampulna has served the DENR in various capacities such as ARED for Administrative Services and ARED for Operations in Caraga, Butuan City; DENR-CARP Regional Coordinator, Pro-Poor regional Coordinator, Planning and Management Division Chief, and Internal Audit Division Chief in Region 12, among others.


RED Sampulna is also a recipient of various awards from DENR and other award-giving bodies.


He was conferred the Eagle Award, the highest and most prestigious award given to DENR key officials for outstanding performance; awarded the Most Outstanding DENR Employee; received a Plaque of Commendation from the Office of the President; and, earned an “Outstanding” rate in the Career Executive Service Performance Evaluation System of the Civil Service Commission for the past six years, among others.


RED Sampulna anchors his leadership on transparency, participatory governance, and public accountability in achieving the agency’s goals. He vowed to come up with initiatives to promote environmental protection and natural resources conservation in all local government units in Western Visayas.


Sampulna is married to Agnes Sampulna who is a nurse by profession and they are blessed with four children namely Jenessey, Jon Saad, Jim II and Jeffrey Ahmed.###


Press Statement of Secretary Roy A. Cimatu



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. ### 

Photo Releases

Good Climate Change Adaptation Practice. OIC Assistant Regional Director Jesse L. Vego (left) of the Technical Services presents one of the Good Climate Change Adaptation Practice of DENR during the Training Workshop (More...)

For the love of tree growing, thousands of volunteers have climb up the steep mountain of Brgy. Bucari in Leon, Iloilo to join this year’s National Arbor Day 2015.(More...)

Also joining DENR in this endeavor are the PIA, Bureau of Fire, PNP Regional Police Community Relations Division, BIR, DOT, DepEd, Landbank of the Philippines, and the WV Sanitarium.(More...)

The National Greening Program (NGP) implementation in the region has recorded a total of 270,144 individuals joining the government’s greening initiative(More...)

Super typhoon Yolanda taught us all one great lesson: mangroves and beach forests have the power to provide protection to the coastal dwellers..(More...)

"If we are to ensure environmental protection, we must strongly implement environmental laws,” said DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna during a recent(More...)

National Greening Program (NGP) focal persons and coordinators from the DENR regional and field offices tackled the status of NGP projects in various provinces(More...)

The DENR apprehended illegally cut lumbers from an old reforestation area in Brgy. Paningayan in Culasi, Antique numbering to 75 pieces of Gmelina with a total volume of 362.7 board feet having an estimated value of P10,881.(More...)

CLONAL NURSERIES produce high quality planting materials which are essential to ensure a successful NGP implementation nationwide.(More...)

The almost mystical Isla Gigantes (right photo) in the northern town of Carles, Iloilo was recently visited by DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna (left, left photo) for reconnaissance survey and ground verification.(More...)

This was the gist of the message of DENR 6 Regional Director Jim O Sampulna (left photo) as he presents practical strategies on how to hasten the land accomplishments in terms of Public Land Survey (PLS) and Patent Processing and Issuances (PPI) .(More...)

With the recent environmental issues besetting the country’s premier tourist destination, the island of Boracay, on the perceived severe depletion and degradation of it’s coral reef (More...)

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.(more...)

In celebration of the World Environment Day on June 5, 2015, hundreds of volunteers joined hands to plant mangroves at Brgy. Bantud-Fabrica in Dumangas, Iloilo.(More...)

THE DENR 6 Family Day is an annual event in observance of the agency’s founding anniversary.(More...)

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