DENR STATEMENT ON THE 2013 COA REPORT ON THE NATIONAL GREENING PROGRAM AND CADASTRAL SURVEY PROJECT
April 25, 2015
We take note of the observations made by the Commission on Audit (COA) regarding the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) and the Cadastral Survey Project. Rest assured that remedial measures have been adopted to address certain matters identified in the COA report. However, we take exception to the news reports that the two major government undertakings are unsuccessful as the latest data and our own assessment prove otherwise. Allow us to share the following information about the NGP and the cadastral survey project:
He's Got Green on His Mind
By Ida Anita Q. del Mundo(The Philippine Star)/ Updated April 5, 2015-12:00am
MANILA, Philippines - Hailing from Guinobatan (which sounds uncannily like gubat, the Tagalog word for forest) in Albay, and graduating with a degree in Forestry from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje was likely destined to take on the role he is playing now – spearheading the reforestation of hundreds of millions of hectares of Philippine land with the National Greening Program (NGP).