Regional Director, Nelson P. Honorado formally assumed the leadership responsibility from the outgoing OIC, Regional Director, Engr. Virgilio Edralin L. Licuan through a virtual turnover ceremony administered by DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations and Environment, Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna, CESO I on April 7, 2021. 

RD Honrado rose from the ranks, he began his career as Chief Personnel Officer at Human Resource Management Department before transitioning to handling environmental quality management and adjudication of pollution cases with the Pollution Adjudication Board as Legal Officer and Special Investigator. His work experiences and knowledge on environmental management were highlighted in his previous assignment holding various key positions from 1994 to 2005 at EMB Central Office. 

RD Honrado is no stranger to EMB Region 2, he has served as the Provincial Environmental and Management Officer of Isabela and Nueva Vizcaya before his assignment as regional director. RD Honrado holds a degree in Political Science from University of the East and a Bachelor of Laws from Far Eastern University, Manila. 

DENR and EMB top officials also attended the virtual turnover ceremony, including Graciolo DS Torre, Chief, Administrative and Finance Management Division; Martin Jose V. Despi, Director II; Assistant Bureau Director, Engr. Vizminda A. Osorio; DENR Regional Executive Director, Gwendolyn C. Bambalan and EMB Director, Engr. William P. Cunado. 

The ceremony was also witnessed by other key officials and staff of the DENR, the central and regional offices of the EMB and other local government units in the region.