Secretary's Profile


Department of Environment and Natural Resources


-  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.



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.



River cleanup project to ease flooding in Bulacan

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here in partnership with the provincial government of Bulacan and the local government of Malolos City launched recently the Bulacan River System Cleanup Project in an effort to protect communities from flooding as the onset of southwest monsoon or “habagat” takes place and in support of the cleanup and rehabilitation of the historic Manila Bay.

Paquito Moreno, executive director of the DENR in Central Luzon, said the province-wide project will administer dredging activities in the major river systems and other tributaries in Bulacan.

"Dredging creeks is imperative to sustain the cleanup and rehabilitation efforts of Manila Bay. And through this, we can remove solid wastes at pinch point areas, and allow water to flow freely," he explained.

He said project will start in the 4.6-km Apulid creek in Longos village in Malolos where heavy siltation was observed.  

Apulid creek is one of the water tributaries in Malolos which is directly connected to the larger Sto. Niño River, a major river system that drains directly to Manila Bay.

The project will also reduce the risk of flooding in the province especially during habagat season since dredging allows the creeks and rivers to carry larger volume of water, Moreno added.


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