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DENR-8 has new Regional Executive Director

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
June 27, 2012

TACLOBAN CITY  –  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 8 has a new OIC Regional Executive Director in the person of Manolito D. Ragub.

DENR Regional Information Officer Purificacion Daloos disclosed that DENR through Undersecretary for Field Operations Atty. Ernesto Adobo, Jr., recently affirmed the designation of an Officer-in-Charge, Regional Executive Director for Region VIII.

Through DENR Special Order No. 2012-433 on June 14, USec Adobo has designated Regional Technical Director Manolito D. Ragub as OIC, Regional Executive Director in the region.

This is an affirmation of DENR Region VIII Special Order No. 2012-165 dated June 8, 2012 which was signed by then RED Rogelio T. Trinidad, Ms. Daloos said.

RTD Ragub is designated as OIC-RED with the retirement from government service of RED Trinidad earlier this month.

This is also part of the continuing organizational development of the Department, USec Adobo said.

A forester by profession and a Career Executive Service Officer, Director Ragub was assigned as Regional Technical Director of the Forest Management Service in the region prior to his designation as OIC-RED.

He is also currently Project Manager of the Samar Island Biodiversity Project, Ms. Daloos said.

In such capacity, OIC Ragub was instrumental in developing what used to be a nautical highway for illegal loggers in Samar into an ecotourism destination – with extreme boat rides as main attraction.

Ulot River is known now not only for being the province’s longest but also for being instrumental in providing residents a source of livelihood other than illegal logging.

A one-hour boat ride along the river billed as the Ulot River Torpedo Extreme Boat Riding continues to thrill tourists and adventurists.