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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'Tropical Design' in Boracay Pushed

The Municipal Planning and Urban Design Guidelines Review Committee (MPUDGRC) created by the local government of Malay, Aklan under Executive Order No. 10 signed by then Acting Mayor Abram Sualog, mandates the review of plans for the construction of new structures or renovations to be done on buildings in Boracay Island, as well as the inspection of the progress of developments to ensure that they follow the island’s “tropical design” rules.

            The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) believes that the “tropical design” will be the new branding of the islands’ infrastructures to the tourism industry. Aside from this, the design that will be done on the existing buildings shall be environment-friendly while at the same time promote a local culture. Thus, this may add as an additional attraction in the island aside from its famous turquoise water and powdery-white sand.

The ordinance emphasizes the use of wood, bamboo, "stone elements," non-combustible thatched roofing, and earth-tone colors as exterior and interior paint for structures.

It also calls for the integration of design elements such as large windows to allow for natural lighting and cooling, high ceilings for better air circulation, tropical elements in building entrances, and landscaped areas with local/native trees and plants.

The guidelines also require the use of ancient script “Baybayin” as the main language for signages, with translations in English and other languages as needed.

The guidelines were issued a few months after the reopening of the island paradise in October. It was shut down for six months last year for rehabilitation, after President Rodrigo Duterte sounded the alarm on environmental degradation and overdevelopment on the island.

The DENR 6 is glad to hear such news, as it would support Boracay’s carrying capacity by using light materials instead of heavy-concrete one in building establishments at the island.  

Furthermore, DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu noted that the whole rehabilitation keeps getting better during its first year.

The highest coliform level recorded for the past months was only 40 most probable number (mpn) per 100 milliliters. It passed the safe level of 100  mpn/ml for Class SB water that is suitable for swimming, skin diving and other recreational activities.

Aside from that, Secretary Cimatu also said that there is “no algae year-round”, indicating that the rehabilitation effort had paid off. Fifty one (51) establishments along the white beach now have their own sewage treatment plants (STPs) while others are now connected to the sewer line.

Meanwhile, the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) celebrated a week-long “Sustainability Week” dubbed as #LoveBOracay, which is a celebration of the one year Boracay Closure. The activities run from April 26-May 1, 2019 and focused on the need to keep Boracay Island sustainable.  

Food fest, exhibits, drone festival, ocean jams, sustainable talks and clean ups were the activities done for the whole week.

            DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Fransisco E. Milla, Jr. said that aside from the branding design this may help the environmental concerns of the island. “This (tropical design) will help the island to breathe freely from heavy constructions. Aside from that, this will help ease the burden on the island’s carrying capacity and pollution, from air conditioned-concrete buildings in the island,” RED Milla said.


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