COTABATO CITY – To further improve the implementation of its mandate and services, the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) conducted in this city a three-day MENRE Accomplishments and Performance Assessment (MAPA) on August 3-5.
The ministry’s provincial offices and sectoral services presented their respective accomplishments from fiscal year 2020 until the second quarter of 2021. Enforcement of policies on conserving natural resources, reducing geological risks, and regulating mining operations, were among MENRE’s notable activities since 2020.
MENRE Minister Abdulraof A. Macacua stressed the necessity of core values, aside from the know-how and technical skills, in realizing the ministry’s goals and its overall performance.
“We are mandated to protect and conserve the Bangsamoro environment, but along with the knowledge and skills, what we could adopt to better our performance as a Ministry is to uphold values such as honesty and integrity,” said Macacua who is also the concurrent BARMM senior minister.
“In our agency, if we treat each other as family, our collective efforts will easily be reflected in our organizational accomplishments and performance,” he added.
Last month, MENRE presented its physical and financial performance for 2020, including its achievements under its eight banner programs, during the Directives, Accomplishments, and Performance Assessment Tracking (DAPAT) meeting with the Office of the Chief Minister (OCM), Bangsamoro Planning Development Authority (BPDA), and the Ministry of Finance, and Budget and Management (MFBM).
DAPAT, formerly known as Bangsamoro Assessment on Government Operations (BAGO), is a series of meeting with the OCM, BPDA and MFBM which aims to conduct a thorough assessment of the BARMM ministries and offices’ accomplishments, and financial and physical performance.
Among MENRE’s achievements include the institutionalization of the Integrated Bangsamoro Greening Program (IBGP) wherein over 8,000 hectares of open and denuded forestlands were rehabilitated; hiring of 600 waiting-to-be-decommissioned Moro Islamic Liberation Front combatants as ‘Palaw Rangers’ or ‘Bantay Gubat’ who helped maintain and protect more than 120,000 hectares of planted areas in the region; and the establishment of ‘Kayod ka, Bangsamoro’, an IBGP’s livelihood component created to respond to the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the availability and supply of food in the BARMM. (Bangsamoro Information Office)
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