MGB-12 Regional Director Felizardo A. Gacad, Jr. witnessed the turn-over of leadership of the outgoing Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services Ma. Socorro C. Lanto to the incoming ARD-TS Engr. Mama G. Samaon on March 10, 2020 at the DENR XII Function Hall, City of Koronadal.

The ceremony was held by virtue of DENR Special Order No. 2020-94 designating Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Mama G. Samaon as OIC, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services in DENR XII.

 DENR XII Regional Executive Director Dr. Sabdullah C. Abubacar, CESO IV, graced the event attended by ARD for Management Services Donna Mayor-Gordove, Environmental Management Bureau Director Omar M. Saikol, Division Chiefs, employees and other stakeholders of DENR 12.

Datu Tungko M. Saikol, Minister of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)-Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Energy (MENRE) also attended the said event.

“We must perform something positive and peculiar to be remembered,” RED Abubacar said in his message as he challenged the new ARD-TS to do more than what is expected in contributing to the improvement of the office.

ARD-TS Samaon shared during his acceptance speech how he started from the lowest position up to where he is now because of his perseverance in work.

“Persevere in what you do,” he emphasized. ARD-TS Samaon thanked RED Abubacar for the trust and confidence given to him and committed to repay this through his hard work and dedication.

Outgoing ARD-TS Lanto had been serving the government for 33 years and is well known for her strict demeanor particularly on the accomplishments of the region. She properly implemented the ease of doing business that will benefit all stakeholders and improve the delivery of government services in Region 12.