EMB Region 02 headed by Regional Director Nelson P. Honrado conducts the First Basic Training Course for DENR Environmental Monitoring Officers/Pollution Control Officers (PCOs) at the EMB Region 02 Conference Hall, Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City on May 23 – 27, 2022.  This activity is in partnership with DENR – Region 02 in support to the implementation of DENR Administrative Order No. 2018 – 18 entitled “Establishing a Centralized Management and Coordinative Mechanism of the Regional Offices of DENR, MGB and EMB, and designating the DENR Regional Director as the Regional Executive Director providing Overall command of Regional Operations”.

The training aims to capacitate the DENR R02 designated ENMOs/PCOs on the conduct of compliance monitoring of projects issued with ECC and other environmental permits and assist in the conduct of investigation on environmental complaints. 

RD Honrado in his Message stressed the EMB is implementing three (3) methods of monitoring to include desk/table monitoring, face to face monitoring and virtual monitoring.  Further, he emphasized that “indeed we are ONE DENR and with the strengthened monitoring activities, we shall attain an Environment Friendly and Pollution Free Cagayan Valley Region”.