Ap­point­ment of DENR USec re­jected by civil ser­vice body

Business World - - THE NATION - Janina C. Lim Busi­nessWorld.

A GOV­ERN­MENT body dis­ap­proved the tem­po­rary ap­point­ment of an en­vi­ron­ment de­part­ment un­der­sec­re­tary, cit­ing his lack of el­i­gi­bil­ity and qual­i­fi­ca­tions and a miss­ing sig­na­ture in his ap­point­ment pa­pers.

Al­though the ed­u­ca­tion and qual­i­fi­ca­tions of Philip G. Ca­marra were deemed suf­fi­cient, the of­fi­cial — an ap­pointee of En­vi­ron­ment Sec­re­tary Ma. Regina “Gina” Paz L. Lopez — “does not pos­sess sec­ond level el­i­gi­bil­ity,” the Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (CSC) said in a doc­u­ment ob­tained by

The same signed doc­u­ments dated March 16 also said that Mr. Ca­marra’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in 2011 in a biochar on­line train­ing and or­ganic farm­ing from the Or­ganic Pro­duc­ers Train­ing As­so­ci­a­tion — both with 10 hours each of lessons — “can­not be con­sid­ered com­pli­ant with the re­quired train­ing.” These lessons “were ac­quired more than five years ago” and can­not be con­sid­ered “man­age­rial in na­ture,” the doc­u­ment said.

The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of Mr. Ca­marra’s ap­point­ment let­ter also lacked the sig­na­ture of the Hu­man Re­sources Man­age­ment Of­fi­cer of the De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­ment and Nat­u­ral Re­sources (DENR), the doc­u­ments said.

Sought for com­ment re­gard­ing the miss­ing sig­na­tures, Mr. Ca­marra said: “Must be peo­ple in­side who don’t like Gina [Lopez] to suc­ceed.” —

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