PENRO Guimaras warmly welcomed PENRO Edgardo M. Rostata as its new PENR Officer during its 2nd Quarter Provincial Management Conference and Turnover Ceremony last April 19, 2022 at DENR PENRO Guimaras.

Outgoing PENRO Vicente A. Sardina together with DENR 6 Regional Executive Director (RED) Livino B. Duran ceremoniously turned over the key of responsibility to incoming PENRO Edgardo M. Rostata.

“I wholeheartedly accept the responsibility and commit to pursue the mandate of PENRO Guimaras. I vow to give the same quality of work here as I have given PENRO Negros Occidental,” Said PENRO Edgardo M. Rostata during his acceptance speech. He served as the PENR Officer of Negros Occidental prior to his new appointment.

Outgoing PENRO Vicente A. Sardina also highly acknowledged the personnel and staff of PENRO Guimaras for their efficiency, continued commitment, and outstanding performance in terms of providing Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Services. He also vowed to continue serving DENR 6 wherever he may be assigned next.

In his closing message RED Duran lauded the work performance of PENRO Guimaras under the leadership of outgoing PENRO Sardina and further said that PENRO Guimaras is still in good hands. He also advised incoming PENRO Rostata to create programs aligned with the mandate of DENR and to boost the local development of Guimaras.

“We need to focus on the specific environmental concerns of Guimaras, let us strike the heart of the problem in order to boost the socio-economic development of the Province of Guimaras,” said RED Duran.

PENRO Edgardo M. Rostata assumed his post pursuant to an appointment made by Acting Secretary Jim O. Sampulna. The transfer of PENRO Rostata from PENRO Negros Occidental to PENRO Guimaras during the Election Banning Period was sanctioned by the COMELEC upon the approval of the Request for Exemption from the Provision of Section 261 (H) of the Omnibus Election Code in Relation to COMELEC Resolution No. 10742.

Meanwhile, outgoing PENR Officer Vicente Sardina, who served PENRO Guimaras for almost eight (8) years, shall now report to the Office of the Regional Executive Director at DENR Region 6. The same is also true with the other CENRO/PENRO officers who were affected by the change in command in their respective offices, they are mandated to report back to their Regional Executive Directors.

The said program also included the 2nd Quarter Management Conference wherein the different units of PENRO Guimaras presented their accomplishments before RED Livino Duran, outgoing PENRO Vicente A. Sardina and incoming PENRO Edgardo M. Rostata, and the personnel and staff of PENRO Guimaras and DENR 6.