usec leonesAtty. Jonas R. Leones is the Undersecretary for Policy, Planning and International Affairs of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) where he has served for over two decades in various technical, legal, and managerial capacities.

He holds a Master's Degree in Public Management from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore and Harvard University in Massachussetts, USA. A lawyer, he obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the New Era University. Aside from that he has Master's Degree in Environmental Science from UP-Los Baños and Bachelor of Science in Forestry, also from UP-Los Baños.

He was born in 1969 in Bulacan, is married, and has two lovely children.

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Tel. No: 928-1186, 928-1195, 928-1197
Trunkline No: 929-6626 local 2286, 2289
IP Phone Trunkline No: 755-3330 local 1067, 1068


lcwagan 150pxDirector Lourdes C. Wagan is the OIC-Director of the Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). She used to head the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the National Capital Region (DENR-NCR).

She graduated Bachelor of Science in Forestry in the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna and Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning in the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

She has two children.

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Tel. No: 925-2344, 926-8074, 926-2689
Trunkline No: 929-6626 local 2055
IP Phone Trunkline No: 1181, 1182, 1183, 1184


ebabugan 150px 2Mr. Eddie B. Abugan, Jr. is the Chief of the Project Preparation Division. "Eddie Boy," as he is called, earned his Forest Ranger Certificate and Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of the Philippines between 1982 and 1993. On top of that, he holds a degree of Master of Science in Social Planning and Development from the University of Queensland.

While still an undergraduate, he started his career in government as a casual employee of FASPO-managed, World Bank-funded projects involved in forest protection and rehabilitation.

He and his wife are blessed with three kids.

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Telefax: (632) 926-8065
IP Phone Trunkline No: 1190


irdelacruz 150x150Ms. Imelda R. dela Cruz heads the Project Account Management Division. She graduated Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accounting from the Holy Angel University as well as a Master in Public Administration from both PUP and Greenville College. She entered DENR as a Senior Clerk and has risen through the ranks.

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Telefax: (632) 927-6755
IP Phone Trunkline No: 1186


cabravante 150x151Mr. Conrado A. Bravante, Jr. is the present Chief of Project Management Division. Fondly called as "Jun" by his peers, he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Policy, Specializing in Development Administration from the Australian National University.

Jun began his career in government service as a Planning Officer of Forest Management Bureau in 1989.

He is married and has a pair of beautiful daughters.

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Tel: (632) 928-0028
IP Phone Trunkline No: 1188


jbgorospe 150x150Ms. Jeslina "Lindy" B. Gorospe is the current Chief of Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry degree from the University of the Philippines in Los Banos and a Master in Public Management Major in Biodiversity Conservation and Management from the Development Academy of the Philippines. As well, she earned academic units while enrolling in Master in Public Administration program of UP-Diliman.

Her career in government service spans close to three decades.

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Telefax: (632) 926-8052
IP Phone Trunkline No: 1187

 


Section 7 of Executive Order 192 provides that the authority and responsibility for the exercise of the mandate of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the accomplishment of its objectives and the discharge of its powers and functions are vested in the Secretary who heads and supervises the Department and is appointed by the President of the Republic of the Philippines.

The Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS), one of the service arms of the Department, is headed by an undersecretary. At present, Atty. Jonas R. Leones leads FASPS.

He is assisted by an assistant secretary and a director who are responsible for overseeing the development, programming and evaluation of project proposals for foreign assistance and special funding, conduct of pre-implementation activities, management, monitoring  and evaluation of the progress and performance of all foreign-assisted and special projects (FASPs).

FASPS is composed of four divisions, each being headed by a division chief. The following are the four divisions of FASPS.

  • Project Preparation Division (PPD)

The PPD shall be responsible for the development, packaging and evaluation of program/project proposals for foreign assistance and local funding support, and conduct of pre-implementation activities.

  • Project Accounts Management Division (PAMD)

The PAMD shall be responsible for the development and management of systems and procedures for the effective financial management of FASPs in accordance with the Philippine government budgeting systems and of funding institutions consistent with loan and grant agreements and monitor the financial performance of each project.

  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED)

The PMED shall be responsible for assessing the the progress and success of projects based on the achievement of project outputs and outcomes and their contribution to DENR programs, priorities and targets; establish and implement a monitoring and evaluation system for foreign-assisted and special projects (FASPs) that is consistent with standards prescribed by oversight agencies, financing institutions, and the DENR. 

  • Project Management Division (PMD)

The PMD shall be responsible for providing coordination and monitoring functions to facilitate the implementation of special projects, both local and foreign-assisted, and institutionalize a system to effect a smooth transition from project preparation to implementation, and from project completion to post-evaluation.


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The Foreign-Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS) shall oversee, coordinate and facilitate the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the department's foreign assisted and special projects. It shall perform the following tasks:

  • Identify,  prepare and promote investment project and program proposals for possible foreign and local assistance in coordination with other DENR operating units, appropriate government agencies, including  national, regional and international organizations/institutions;
  • Prepare a development framework plan, guidelines and strategies for the Department; prioritize programs and/or projects requiring foreign and local assistance; coordinate and/or take the lead in the conduct of feasibility studies and appraisal of project proposals;
  • Represent the department and/or provide technical assistance in negotiations for foreign loans/ grant assistance and other forms of assistance for identified priority programs/projects;
  • Provide technical assistance and/or staff support in the design, preparation, and facilitation of the implementation and management of foreign assisted and special projects;
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress and performance of foreign assisted and special projects, in coordination with representatives of the international community and oversight government agencies;
  • Document and disseminate lessons learned, experiences gained, and technologies generated from projects; and perform other functions that may be assigned by higher authority.

 


A DENR providing credible, competent, and people-oriented leadership in the pursuit of sustainable management of the environment and natural resources in partnership with the private and government sectors, and local and international communities.


To serve as the focal point for generating and managing additional resources and facilitating partnerships to support the DENR vision and mission.

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