RED Reynulfo A. Juan

REYNULFO A. JUAN  has been designated as the 8th Regional Executive Director of the DENR CALABARZON after 18 years of fruitful service at the Mines and Geosciences Bureau as Regional Director pursuant to DENR Special Order No. 2011-780 dated October 21, 2011.

After placing 3rd in the 1976 Geologist Board Examination right after graduating from the University of the Philippines (Diliman), he joined the government and is now on his 36th year with the government. He acquired his Masters Degree in Public Management in 2000 and took up Doctorate in Public Administration of which he still has to write his dissertation.

A career employee, he started as a casual geologist in 1976 and rose from the ranks eventually becoming the Chief Geologist in 1988. He was designated as CENRO of Iriga City for 3 years. He was called upon by the DENR management to man the different MGB Regional Offices in Zamboanga (Region 9), Legazpi (Region V), Iloilo (Region 6) and Manila (Region 4) from 1989 to 2011 as OIC-Regional Director. He became full-pledged Regional Director in 2002.

He obtained his Career Executive Service Officer Rank (V) in November 2002.

He had a one-year stint as OIC-Regional Executive Director of the DENR Regional Office No. 5 and concurrent Regional Director for MGB 5 from 2007 to 2008.

He has attended numerous trainings and seminars that prepared him to cope up with the managerial responsibilities of his various assignments; such as the CESB Executive Leadership Programs, DAP’s PED Seminar, Workshops on Policy Appreciation and Problem Analysis and Decision Making. He also developed his technical skills by attending trainings, such as the Environmental Management at the Australia’s University of Queensland in Australia, UNDP/CDG’s Advance Professional Training on Modern Techniques of Analysis and Evaluation Regarding the Use of Raw Materials in Germany, China Geological Survey’s Seminar on Mineral Resources Assessment and Management for Administration Officials in China, and UNDP’s Metallogeny and Exploration of Ore Mineral Deposits in Leningrad, USSR, among others.

His performance in the government service was acknowledged with various awards: the Outstanding Performance Award (1997), Isa Kang Agila Award (1995), Eagle Award (1994) and a citation on the discovery of fossil ammonites in Catanduanes in 1983. 

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DENR Calabarzon People’s Day: “Happy ang New Year”

 The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 4A has once again celebrated People’s Day on January 9, 2017.

Among the participants are representatives of PKMM (Pambansang Katipunan ng Makabayang Magbubukid), a people’s organization composed of local farmers and fishers from Barangay Dinahican, Infanta, Quezon, who aired their concern on the confiscation of wood allegedly illegally sourced from Palanan, Isabela. They said they were supposed to use the wood for repairing their wrecked boats.
“Paano ang aming hanapbuhay?” one of the members said, expressing his worry that they might not be able to continue fishing, hence, could no longer provide for their families.

Regional Director Reynulfo Juan said that he is all for supporting livelihood. Understanding their plight, he provided them with possible solutions to help their situation: “Pwede akong gumawa ng endorsement letter sa BFAR (Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources), may binibigay silang libre[ng bangka], o kaya pwede namin kayo matulungan sa paghahanap ng makukuhanan ng kahoy”, he stated.

He asked them to specify the kinds of wood they need to repair their boats so that the Office could assist them in looking for legal sources. He also assured them that it will be verified whether or not the apprehension was conducted properly.

Another concern of the group was a problem regarding the rightful owner of the land they are residing in. Accordingly, there are two groups claiming the land: the Magallanes and the Maharlikans. The complaining party conveyed that they are confused as to whom they should pay their dues, as the Magallanes drives them away every time they cannot pay them.

“Magko-conduct tayo ng investigation. Kailangang malaman kung ano ang land classification, sino ang occupant, at sino ang claimant” Juan said. He also asked the residents to be present during the investigation.

On the other hand, some residents of Barangay Tunha, Famy, Laguna relayed their petition to cancel the survey plan of a certain Mr. Sotalbo, who was given survey authority despite him not having a land title. The residents are now facing the threat of possibly losing their homes to demolition. At present, the case has been brought to the court.

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