Secretary's Profile

 

RAMON J.P. PAJE
Secretary
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Philippines 
 

Studies

-  Doctorate in Public Administration, University of the Philippiens in Diliman, Quezon City

-  MA in Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.

-  Certificate on Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

-  Certificate on Human resources Development and Management, Australian National University

-  Bachelor of Science in forestry, University of the Philippines at Los Banos

 

Work Experience

He has thirty (30) years of continuous public service.  Rising from the ranks, he served the environment and natural resources sector in various capacities including the Undersecretary for Forestry, Undersecretary for Field Operations, Undersecretary for Environment and Natural Resources Operations, Undersecretary for Policy and Technical Services, Assistant Secretary for Management Services, Assistant Secretary for International Environmental Affairs and Director for Human Resource Development Service, among others.

 

Awards

He received several prestigious Awards, namely:  The Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) by the Philippine Jaycees, Inc., the Outstanding Professional of the Philippines by the Professional Regulations Commission, the Dr. Jose Rizal Huwarang Pilipino Award for Public Service by the Parangal ng Bayan Awards Foundation, the Outstanding Alumnus in Government Service by the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Harvard Club of the Philippines, the Outstanding UPLB Alumni Award for Government Service by the University of the Philippines Los Baños Alumni Association (UPLBAA), Outstanding Alumnus Award by the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG), and the Dangal ng Pasig by the City Government of Pasig.

 

News

DENR, JICA open P23-M access road to boost livelihood, agroforestry in Nueva Ecija

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently opened a 3.7-km access road in Conversion village in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija that will ease in the transportation of products of upland farmers coming from their agroforestry farm and help increase economic productivity, environment official said.

Paquito Moreno, Jr., executive director of the DENR in Central Luzon, said the P23-million worth access road was funded by JICA as an “agroforestry support facility” in the 10-year Forestland Management Project (FMP) in Pantabangan-Carranglan watershed, which will boost the livelihood of some 350 upland farmers and their families managing about 14,000 hectares of agroforestry and forest plantations.

“Our upland farmers can now easily bring their products like mango, cashew, cacao and coffee to the nearby market in the town using this access road. This will serve as a channel to increase local trade and productivity, since it connects farm areas to market towns,” he explained.

He said transportation cost will be reduced and post-harvest losses of local farmers will also be minimized, since the newly newly-opened access road will ensure easier access to social services such as health and education.

Citing the significance of forging alliance towards community welfare, Moreno thanked the JICA for supporting the project aimed at the development, conservation, protection and sustainable use of forest resources.

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