DENR Secretary
DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu


            The DENR Office in Guimaras whose administrative jurisdiction covers the whole Province of Guimaras was established through the passage of the Provincial Development Council’s Resolution requesting for the establishment of an office within the Sub-province of Iloilo. The issuance of DENR Regional Administrative Order No. 251 dated October 11, 1990 created the Environment and Natural Resources District Office (ENRDO) for Guimaras. Consequently, it becomes a district office operating under the immediate supervision of the PENRO, Province of Iloilo.

            The dawning of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO)-Guimaras was realized upon the Provincehood of Guimaras where the District Office was elevated to the Provincial level pursuant to Special Order No. 83, dated January 27, 1993 issued by then, DENR Secretary Angel C. Alcala.From 1990 to 1993, a satellite office of DENR operated in the province of Guimaras.

The following were the OIC-PENROs / PENROs from CY 1990 to present




For. Livino B. Duran

October 1990

February 1991


For. Jose P. Briones

February 1991 

June 1992

For. Dionisio Molina

June 1992

May 1994

Celso V. Loriega

May 1994

February 1996

Atty. Manuel Polido, Jr.

Feb ruary 1996

November 1998

Myra B. Rosal

January 1999


Valentin P. Talabero

February 1999

July 2003

For. Oscar Oliveros

July 2003

February 2009

Antonio Luis

March 2009


For. Raul L. Lorilla

March 2009

January 2011

For. Jesse L. Vego

January 2011

May 2014

For. Vicente A. Sardina

May 2014



Major improvements and expansion were undertaken at PENRO Guimaras Office since CY 2006. From a light material structure, the PENRO Guimaras Office is now a complex with two main buildings for the management services and technical services division, respectively. The PENRO Nursery was constructed at the left side of the DENR Compound. A nipa hut was also constructed as a support to senior citizen project and is also being utilized as information center

The organic office of PENRO Guimaras started with seven personnel. From years 2006 to 2015, there were thirteen warm bodies. The operation of the Office was reinforced by casual plantilla, contractual and job hire personnel.

On May 2015 the rationalization process was on its peak. The three (3) organic plantilla positions (PENR Officer, Administrative Officer IV and Accountant II) were increased into eighty-three (83) plantilla positions for the management and technical services divisions. On July 1, 2015, seven permanent personnel from PENRO Iloilo and the Regional Office were promoted to PENRO Guimaras plantilla positions. The two (2) Division Chiefs were appointed to their positions on July 24, 2017. Fifty-six (56) new entrants took oath as permanent personnel on August 6, 2017. Seven (7) personnel from other DENR Offices in Region 6 were promoted to Salary Grade 18 to 22 on September 8, 2015. Most of these new entrants were casual, contractual, and job hire personnel of the agency. At present, eighty (80) positions were already filled up. Three (3) positions are still vacant.

There were major changes in the management of PENRO Guimaras which started last January 2015. The organizational structure was changed from sectoral to functional. The Office was divided into two divisions namely the Management Services Division and the Technical Services Division.




Executive Order No. 192 dated June 10, 1987 – “Providing for the Reorganization of the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Renaming it as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and for other Purposes”.


The Department is the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development, and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, specifically forest and grazing lands, mineral resources, including those in reservation and watershed areas, and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources as may be provided for by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos.

To accomplish this mandate, the Department shall be guided by the following objectives: 

Assure the availability and sustainability of the country's natural resources through judicious use and systematic restoration or replacement, whenever possible

Increase the productivity of natural resources in order to meet the demands for forest, mineral, and land resources of a growing population;
Enhance the contribution of natural resources for achieving national economic and social development;
Promote equitable access to natural resources by the different sectors of the population; and
Conserve specific terrestrial and marine areas representative of the Philippine natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations.

"A nation enjoying and sustaining its natural resources and clean and healthy environment." 

To mobilize our citizenry in protecting, conserving, and managing the environment and natural resources for the present and future generations.


DENR is tasked to formulate and implement policies, guidelines, rules and regulations relating to environmental management and pollution prevention and control.

Formulate implement and supervise the government's policies, plans and programs pertaining to the management, conservation, development, use and replenishment of the country's natural resources and ecological diversity; and

Promulgate and implement rules and regulations governing the exploration, development, extraction, disposition, and use of the forests, lands, minerals, wildlife, and other natural resources.





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Department of Environment and Natural Resources
San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras
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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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