The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX had the blessing and inauguration of its newly constructed hostel at the DENR IX complex in Pres. Corazon C. Aquino Regional Government Center, Balintawak, Pagadian City last December 7, 2021.
 
In a message given by In-Charge Office of the Regional Executive Director Ronald D. Gadot he said that “this hostel is to house guests and DENR IX personnel coming from the field offices in the different parts of the region, whenever they have official work in Pagadian City”. He added that this will also provide comfort for the personnel while they are performing their duties.
 
The blessing of the hostel was officiated by Sto. Niño Cathedral Administrator Rev. Father Allan Onden after the ceremonial ribbon cutting by In-Charge Office of the RED Ronald D. Gadot and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) of Zamboanga Sibugay For. Edgardo P. Montojo.
 
The event was witnessed by regional office Division Chiefs, PENR Officer of Zamboanga del Sur For. Diomides M. Pablo, ZDN PENR Officer Dr. Salahuddin A. Kaing, CENR Officer of Guipos For. Jose Mario E. Reyes, CENR Officer of Ramon Magsaysay For. Geoffrey S. Zayas, CENR Officer of Piñan Dr. Adelaida R. Borja, CENR Officer of Manukan For. George E. Laolao, CENR Officer of Liloy For. Dionisio B. Rago, CENR Officer of Siocon For. Rey A. Jalandoni, CENR Officer of Imelda For. Pilarito B. Montebon, CENR Officer of Kabasalan For. Dennis N. Catalan, and CENR Officer of Zamboanga City For. Ariel C. Barrientos.
 
The newly constructed hostel is a one-story building with an unfinished underground area with four rooms and can house a total of 13 personnel at a time.
 
Aside from its commitment in performing its mandate and providing quality service to its clients, DENR IX also ensures that the safety and comfort of its personnel is part of its primary priority.