Forester Primitivo C.
Galinato, Jr. assumed his post as the new RED of DENR, Region 8. RED
Galinato swapped post with RED Regidor M. De Leon who was reassigned
as RED for the DENR Cordillera Administrative Region in Northern Luzon
with Regional Office in
In simple turn over
rites held at the Leyte Park Hotel on November 10, 2009, RED Galinato
asked the support of all DENR employees in the Region for the
fulfilment of the mandate of the DENR like what the employees did
during the administration of RED De Leon. “Let me borrow your
strengths and powers so that together we can accomplish the targets
expected from us”, RED Galinato exhorted the DENR employees.
As he vowed to lead
the DENR 8, the best he can, RED Galinato also set the direction of
his leadership. Generally, he said, “All of us should work for a
purpose. People or investment and development of human resources must
be given importance to effectively carry out the plans and programs of
the Department. Also, competence and credibility of the DENR human
resources are needed to serve best the targeted clientele and
communities. Good governance must be observed for the whole DENR
family to fulfil the DENR’s mandate on environmental protection and
natural resources conservation”.
DENR Secretary Jose
L. Atienza issued DENR Special Order No. 2009-814 dated October 19,
2009 to effect the swapping of the two DENR officials as part of the
DENR’s continuing organizational development.