by : NLM                                                                                             May 11, 2017

New DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu was welcomed by Undersecretaries, Regional Directors, Division Heads, and government employees of the DENR at the DENR Social Hall on Wednesday, May 10.

The turn-over ceremony commenced when Undersecretary for Administration, Finance and Management, Demetrio L. Ignacio Jr. introduced the outgoing Secretary Regina Paz Lopez for her inspirational message.

After the turn-over of DENR flag, Undersecretary Mario Luis J. Jacinto introduced Secretary Cimatu for his acceptance message.

At the end of his speech, he mentioned the importance of everyone “to work together as a team.” According to him, “With teamwork, we can do so much more in accomplishing the critical responsibilities we carry on our shoulders.” His main objective is to protect the “people, the OFWs and as the Secretary of the DENR, protect the environment and safeguard the mining laws that they should be implemented.”

Secretary Cimatu was the 16th DENR Secretary since the agency reorganized in 1987 and was the 30th Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The event ended shortly after the message.