June 23, 2024

The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Benguet appealed for public support in cleansing the offices under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Cordillera of employees who engage in anomalies in transacting with clients for their personal gain.

Penro OIC Edgardo Flor has asked the public to immediately report any of their employees, who they see or find doing anomalous transactions in line with their duty to render public service to the Civil Service Commission, DENR, or to the hotline 8888.

Hindi natin matanggal na may mga kawani o kasama kami na talagang lumalayo sa landas. Ang kailangan namin dito ay ang tulong ng mga mamamayan. Kaya please, kung may makita sila na mali o may ginagawang anomalya,i-report nila agad para mahinto ito. Ito ang paulit-ulit na sinasabi (ng aming mga leaders), na huwag gumawa ng kalokohan sa mga opisina,” Flor said.

He said their office is strictly monitoring staff members, especially since generally there have been indeed government employees who are involved in illegal transactions.   

He added this in also in line with stern directive of Pres. Duterte, Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu, and Regional Executive Director Ralph Pablo to all DENR offices, as well as to the other government agencies.

Technical Division chief Rainier Balbuena said Penro Benguet is also in the process of adopting a land application management system that uses a document tracking system which would ensure that land applications are acted upon on time or within the prescribed period for such transaction.

Sa ngayon meron na kaming document tracking system na may mga features like from the time a document is filed and entered, it is coded green on the ninth day, orange from the 10th to 14th day, and red on 15th day, which means kailangan nang aksyunan ‘yung papel and will signal if papers are not being acted upon or processed on time,” Balbuena said.

He said this is part of their compliance with the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018 to implement the policy of the State to promote integrity, accountability, proper management of public affairs and public property as well as to establish effective practices, aimed at efficient turnaround of the delivery of government services and the prevention of graft and corruption in government. – Hanna C. Lacsamana