“The sacrifices and service we give to the government is also our way of sacrifice and service to our family”, a message given by In Charge Office of the Regional Executive Director Forester Ronald D. Gadot during the Service Award 2021 conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX on October 19, 2021 at DENR IX Regional Office, Balintawak, Pagadian City.
 
Service Award 2021 is in line with DENR IX PRIME-HRM Rewards and Recognition Program, which is one way of the department to show its recognition and appreciation for its personnel who have rendered 30 years and above of government service. This is also a way to give gratitude to the personnel for their sacrifice and service, as well as to boost their morale that their efforts are being acknowledge.
 
ARD for Management Services Dr. Dante Oporto said a total of 53 personnel were awarded in the regional office, six of which received bronze pin serving 30-34 years, 16 received silver serving 35-39 years, and 31 received gold pins for serving 40 years and above.
 
Similar award were also given to DENR IX personnel in the field offices wherein a total of 32 DENR IX field office personnel received gold pins, 60 received silver pins, and 91 received bronze. Together with the pins all awardees also received certificates.
 
DENR IX personnel will continue to pursue its dedicated service towards the conservation and protection of our environment and natural resources for the benefit of our country.