The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Filipino: Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Likas na Yaman, DENR or KKLY) is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country’s natural resources.

As provided for under Section 4 of E.O. 192, the DENR is mandated to be the primary government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development and proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources, including those in reservations, watershed areas and lands of the public domain, as well as the licensing and regulation of all natural resources utilization as may be provided by law in order to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits derived therefrom for the welfare of the present and future generations of Filipinos. Based on the above mandate, the DENR envisions to pass on to Filipinos a renewed hope in people’s ability to chart a new direction for development and a legacy of a self-sustaining environment, mindful of people’s rights to a life of dignity. The DENR’s mission is to be the dynamic force behind people’s initiatives in the protection, conservation, development and management of the environment through strategic alliances and partnerships, participate processes, relevant policies and programs and appropriate information technology towards sustainable development.

DENR is tasked to formulate and implement policies, guidelines, rules and regulations relating to environmental management and pollution prevention and control. Formulate implement and supervise the government’s policies, plans and programs pertaining to the management, conservation, development, use and replenishment of the country’s natural resources and ecological diversity; and Promulgate and implement rules and regulations governing the exploration, development, extraction, disposition, and use of the forests, lands, minerals, wildlife, and other natural resources. The following agencies are attached to the DENR: Environmental Management Bureau, Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau, National Mapping and Resources Information Authority, National Water Resources Board, Palawan Council for Sustainable Development, Laguna Lake Development Authority, Natural Resources Development Corp., Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, Philippine Reclamation Authority, Philippine Forest Corporation, Philippine Mining Development Corporation.

Do you have what it takes to become part of the DENR Family? Are you what the DENR is looking for? If you are willing to get a job at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, apply now! Below is/are the hyperlinked headline which you can access the available job vacancy:

READ MORE: DENR CAR has opportunities available to apply (Application Deadline: December 12, 2022)

Documentary Requirements

Interested and qualified applicants including persons with disability (PWD) and members of the indigenous communities irrespective of sexual orientation and gender identities should signify their interest in writing. Submit the following documents to the address below not later than the mentioned deadline.

  1. Application Letter specifying the position title and item number of the position applied for.
  2. Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (download HERE)
  3. Work Experience Sheet (WES) (download HERE)
  4. Original copy of certificate of employment
  5. Photocopy of certificate of trainings
  6. Certified photocopy of latest IPCR (for government employees only)
  7. Photocopy of authenticated certificate of eligibility by CSC, PRC rating and license (valid/not expired)
  8. Certified photocopy of Transcript of Records and Diploma

How to Apply

APPLICANTS may hand in or send through courier/ email their application to the mentioned addressee of the given region.



The history of the Department goes back as far as 1863 when by virtue of a Spanish Royal Decree an office known as Inspeccion General de Montes was created in the Philippines. Although that agency focused on forest administration in its generic terms as dictated by the limited scope of services then required, nevertheless its functions and responsibilities included several concerns related to the management of a wide range of natural resources, such as forest inventory and protection, land classification, watershed protection, water, biodiversity and mineral resources conservation.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources was first established on January 1, 1917 as the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) through the enactment of Act No. 2666 by the Philippine Commission, otherwise known as "An Act to Re-organize the Executive Department of the Government of the Philippine Islands," on November 18, 1916. In 1932, the DANR was reorganized into the Department of Agriculture and Commerce (DAC).

In 1947, a reorganization act changed the DAC back to the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The Natural Resources arm of the DANR was finally spun off on May 17, 1974 as the Ministry of Natural Resources. On January 30, 1987, the Ministry was reorganized into the Department of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, by Executive Order No. 131 and was finally reorganized into the Department of Environment and Natural Resources by Executive Order No. 192 on June 10, 1987.[4][5] DENR worked on large-scale reforestation of Davao City under the national greening program (NGP), its flagship project that lasted for a period of six years, from 2011 to 2016.

On 14 January 1998 the Department Secretary, Honorable Fulgencio S. Factoran, Jr., issued Special Order No. 61, series of 1988 creating and constituting the DENR Interim Regional Office in the Cordillera Administrative Order No. 36 of the Office of the President of the Philippines.

This Interim Regional Office is headed by Regional Executive Director Horacio C. Ramos, together with his Regional Technical Directors, in concurrent capabilities.

A core Group was established last 01 March 1988 with Engr. Clarence L. Baguilat of the Mines & Geo-Sciences Sector, designated as Core Group Leader and Mr. Juan L. Ablaza of the Forest Management Sector as his Assistant. An administrative staff of nine (9) members, who came from the different Sectors of DENR-Regional Office No. 1 & II, composed the core Staff. Its primary function is to man the Interim Regional Office and initiate the coordination of development processes particularly preparation of an operational plan and its translation into an investment program and budget proposal. It shall ceased to exist upon the establishment and implementation of a full-blown regular regional office in the CAR.
Source: DENR
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