Turning over of responsibilities as the Director of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) from Forester Nonito M. Tamayo to Dr. Henry A. Adornado during the ceremony held on June 17, 2020 at the ERDB Auditorium, College, Laguna

After a 6-month assignment as Director of the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB), ERDB Director Nonito M. Tamayo formally relinquished his position to give way to the ERDB’s former Director Henry A. Adornado on June 17, 2020 at the ERDB Auditorium.

In her welcome message, ERDB Asst. Director Mayumi Quintos-Natividad welcomed the returning director and thanked the outgoing Director Tamayo. Asst. Director Natividad said, “In Dir. Tamayo’s 6-month leadership, he was able to adapt well in ERDB and thank you in providing some changes for the good of the organization”.  “Sir, we will surely miss you”, the Asst. Director remarked.

On the other hand, AD Natividad welcomed Director Adornado once again to ERDB. “We look forward to a healthy working relationship.”, she said.

Director Ric G. Enriquez of the DENR’s Human Resource Development Service read the new Special Order on the assignment of the new ERDB Director which took effect on June 5, 2020. He congratulated both the directors and wished them good luck in their new assignments.

Outgoing Director Nonito M. Tamayo expressed his sincerest appreciation to the DENR Executive Committee especially DENR Sec. Roy A. Cimatu for believing in his capability to lead the bureau even in a very short period of time (from January to June 2020). Director Tamayo will be transferred to the field operations at the DENR Calabarzon.

Prior to his new appointment as ERDB Director, Dir. Adornado was also the previous Director of ERDB for three-and-a-half years until he was assigned to MIMAROPA.

Director Henry A. Adornado announced that he will focus on the three major programs of the DENR Secretary especially on technologies, creation of policies and information dissemination.

“I hope with the guidance of the DENR Central Office and support from all of you, we can accomplish these tasks”, he said.

On the other hand, ASEC Joan A. Lagunda of the DENR’s Administration, Human Resources and Legislative Affairs emphasized the leadership skills that a Director should exercise. “Please bear in mind that there is nothing permanent in this world”, she added.

ASEC Lagunda ended her message by encouraging everyone to “stay safe, stay home and observe health protocols”. Marla V. Cambay, TTD