PENRO Dante A. Oporto Adjudged Outstanding Professional for 2018 by PRC

            Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Dr. Dante “Dantoy” A. Oporto was awarded by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) as its 2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year in the field of Forestry during its awards night at Manila Hotel last June 21, 2018.

                The award is the highest award bestowed by PRC upon a professional, as recommended by his peers, for having sufficiently demonstrated professional competence of the highest degree and conducted himself with integrity in the exercise of his profession, meaningfully participated in professional organization, significantly contributed to the advancement of the profession, and significantly contributed to the effective discharge of the profession’s social responsibility through meaningful contribution or participation in socio-related activities.

            Dr. Oporto’s outstanding, distinguished and valuable contributions in the field of Forestry and his exemplary services to the public through his shared research outputs, promoting the ecological importance of a clean and healthy environment, and his continuous promotion of conservation and protection of nature has earned him this highest award.

            His shared knowledge to the advancement of the Forestry Profession through his expertise in research and technology especially to the province of Zamboanga Sibugay through his introduction of many useful ideas and innovations has earned him commendations from the leaders of the province.

            Dr. Oporto’s competence, excellence and commendable track record have earned him various awards and recognition such as the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus award for outstanding community service given by the University of the Philippines Los Banos UPLB) campus, Oblation Statuette for Outstanding Public Service Award of UPLB, a recognition and gold medallion for Distinctive Career Achievement and significant contribution to Forest Governances as Regional Technical Director of the Ecosystems Research and Development Services in Region 9, and Most Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2015 from the Western Mindanao State University. His relentless dedication as member of the Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc., UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources Alumni Association, and Western Mindanao State University Alumni Association are testaments of his outstanding career.

            Aside from being a forester, he is also a Botanist, Spelunker, Wildlife Photographer and a Biologist. This is truly a testament to the exceptionally good work leading to become a a true champion of biodiversity conservation.


oporto2Dr. Dante “Dantoy” A. Oporto holding his 2018 Outstanding Professional of the Year Award as “Outstanding Forester”




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