For his exeptional and unblemished performance as environment officer, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) conferred Forester Jose Elmer Bascos the the highest and most prestigious Environmental Awards for Governance and Leadership Excellence (Eagle).
Bascos received the award from Environment Sec. Roy Cimatu during the celebration of the department’s 32nd founding anniversary on Friday.
Bascos who started working in the agency more than 36 years ago is the current Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Batangas province.
His unparalleled passion to provide exemplary service for the people and the environment served as his driving force to continue his journey in the agency.
A native of Pangasinan province, Bascos started as a casual forester in 1982 and became a full-fledged CENR Officer in 2006 in DENR Region VII.
After serving as CENR Officer in different provinces of Calabarzon region, Bascos was promoted as PENR Officer of Batangas in 2010, a position that he holds up to present.
Anchoring his management style in accountability, transparency, and participatory governance, Bascos achieved numerous recognitions for his work.
In his message, Bascos acknowledged the support of Foresters Noel Recillo and Januel Peras of CENRO-Lipa and CENRO- Calaca, respectively, and his staff for their contributions to the success of his projects and programs.