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RD Al Orolfo 

AL O. OROLFO, Ph. D.

 

City Address: 2118 vision St., Sta. Cruz, Manila

Provincial address: Arellano St., Calzada, Guinobatan, Albay

Mobile Phone: 09399139989/09228817968

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SUMMARY

 

Al O. Orolfo is a public management practitioner with exposures and experiences in environment and natural resources conservation and protection through the adoption of proactive human resource management strategies and programs.  Has 25 years of government service and acquired significant experience in development management, project management, social mobilization and networking, wildlife law enforcement, protected area management, coastal resource management and ecotourism development. Specifically, proven track record in developing environment related training courses, facilitating performance recognition and advocacy on core competencies that enhance personnel perception, experience, attitude, knowledge and skills (PEAKS). He trained at the Center for Communication and Training Development, National Institute of Public Administration of Malaysia and Singapore Environment Institute. He also attended courses on Environmental Systems Resource Management and Planning and Conflict and Resolution at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Furthermore, he is also a Certified eLearning Expert by inWent Germany and University of the Philippines Open University.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • OIC, Regional Director – Negros Island Region per S.O. 2015-1151 dated December 15, 2015

 

  • Assistant Regional Director for Regional for Technical Services – February 2015 to December 15, 2015

 

Directly supervises the regional concerns on forestry, protected areas, wildlife, coastal zone management and land management services of the Department; Oversees the Protected Area Management Enhancement Project, Bicol River Basin Program, B-WISER Project, PAMANA Program, Barangay Forest Program, Bottoms-Up Budgeting Projects, Balik-Probinsya Program, National Greening Program, Land Administration System, Chair, PRAISE Committee,  Vice-Chair of the Regional Ecotourism Committee

 

  • OIC, Regional Technical Director for Protected Areas and Coastal Zone Management Services/PENR Officer -  February 2012 to January 2015

 

Directly supervises the protected areas and coastal zone management activities of the Central Visayas. Serves as Chair of the Regional Ecotourism Council; Vice-Chair of the Regional ICRMP Center; Regional Focal Person for ICRM Project.

 

  • Focal Person on Solid Waste Management at Office of the Secretary – April 2011 to January 2012

 

Handles coordination activities on Solid Waste Management (SWM) which needs the attention of the Secretary. Provide technical and administrative support on strategic SWM activities at the Central Office level. Pioneered the adoption of eLearning Technology at the DENR through its Sustainable Cities Program under EMB.

 

  • Chief Administrative Officer/Division Chief of Management Development Division (DENR-HRDS) – 2001 to April 2011

 

Developed the DENR Green Multiplier Program that aims to bring climate change mitigation at the workplace level; Designed high impact Executive Development Program of the Department; initiated the pilot implementation of the Organization Performance Evaluation System-Performance Management System (OPES-PMS); ensured transfer & development of skills in Environmental Management System (EMS) Training Programs; actively pursued conservation measures in Greening Program - Power and Water Supplies Committee; provided efficient Secretariat services to Personnel Recognition and Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee that lead to several employee award programs; ensured the completion of the 1st DENR Human Resource Plan; actively served as Lead Facilitator of GTZ Common Assessment Framework Program; effectively served as ASEAN Protocol Officer; and authored various Administrative Orders (related to training and development, e.g. Wellness at Work (WAW) Program, DENR Internship Program).

 

  • Executive Assistant III/Chief of Staff (DENR-Office of Assistant Secretary for Management Services) -1996 to 2000

 

Ensured government advantage as Management Representative in Collective Negotiation Agreement, Bids and Awards Committee; advanced Philippine Positions as Focal Person on UN-ESCAP; established Database of Environmental Heroes under TREES Project; efficiently coordinated the annual - UP-NCPAG Internship Program; provided technical ideas as Team Member of International Environment Affairs Staff who produced the Guide Book on International Green Agreements; served as Member of the Policy Technical Working Group (TWG); effectively served as APEC-ASEAN Protocol Officer; provided timely liaison work as Staff in APEC News Bureau; and authored some Administrative Orders (related to administrative matters)

 

  • Community Development Officer II/Chief, Social Forestry Section (DENR-CENRO/PENRO, Catanduanes) – 1991 to 1995

 

Promoted and established the Federation of Provincial Federation of Community-Based Forestry Program Leaders; executed extension/community organizing services and training courses for upland community leaders; provided technical inputs to the Technical Working Group of the Ford Foundation’s  funded Upland Development Program in the production of the Agroforestry Manual Kit; served as Radio Announcer for ISF IEC Programs to ensure widespread communication of DENR Programs in rural areas; supervised ISF areas which won Best Tree Plantation Site and Best Model Site in Region V; pioneered and facilitated the LBP extension of loan to upland community farmers; and established strong linkages with OGAs and NGOs

 

  • Social Forestry Officer/Technician (DENR-CENRO, Albay) – 1989 to 1990

 

Served as Planning Officer (prepared project plans and reports, extension and technical staff (involved in modular and non-traditional training methods), and Information Officer (in-charge of news releases and newsletter for CENRO Activities).

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Ph.D. in Human Resource Management (SY 2007- 2011)

Dissertation: Green Human Resource Management Practices Among the Selected ISO 14001 Certified Government Organizations: A Proposed Climate Change Mitigation Model (Summa Cum laude)

DENR Local Scholar

University of Sto. Thomas Graduate School

Espaňa, Manila

 

  • eLearning Course (Blended Program April 5 – Oct 19, 2010)

GIT Scholar

inWent Germany and University of the Philippines Open University

Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia & UB, Baguio City, Philippines

 

  • PhD in Environmental Studies (12 units) SY 1998 to 1999

Graduate School, Miriam College

Katipunan, Quezon City

                                     

  • Master of Management Major Development Management

Cognate in Environmental Studies – SY 1992 to 1995

SEAMEO-SEARCA Scholar

University of the Philippines - Los Baňos, College, Laguna

in Consortium with University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

 

  • Diploma in Agribusiness Management – SY 1991 to 1992

DENR Local Scholar

University of the Philippines - Los Baňos, College of Economics and Management

College, Laguna

 

  • BS Agriculture Major in Agroforestry, Cum Laude, University Leadership Awardee

 – SY 1986 to 1989

Publication Scholar (1988-1989)

Holy Name Society Scholar (1985-1988)

Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry

Guinobatan, Albay

 

  • Consistent Honor Student in High School and First Honor (Grade 1 to 6) in Elementary and Graduated as Class Valedictorian

 

ELIGIBILITIES

 

Certified New Learning Technology Expert

Furtwangen University, Germany

 

Career Executive Service Eligible (CESE) – eligibility required for promotion in Senior Management Position in government organizations

 

1st and 2nd Grade Civil Service Eligible  Exam Passer and PD 907- Cum Laude –Ist & 2nd Grade Eligible) Professional and Sub-Professional Level

DILG Res. 93-3666/94-3635 (Government Civil Service Eligibility) – Kabataang Barangay Chairman

 

TRAINING

 

Attended both local and international training courses related to environment, rural development, human resource management, agroforestry, extension services, good governance, green development, ecotourism, project management, planning and management.

 

SKILLS

 

eLearning Course Designer and Developer, Computer Literate (Words, Powerpoint, Excel, Video Making/Editing), Organization Development Analyst; Forward and Backward Industry Analyst, Social Marketing and Project Plan Preparer, Stakeholder Analyst, Strategic Planner, Lecturer on Management and Environmental Topics (Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation), Competency-based Job Interview Technique Expert, TESDA Certified Competency Assessor; and Environmental Ethics and Motivational Speaker

 

ORGANIZATIONS

  • SEAMEO-SEARCA Fellows Lifetime Member
  • MTCP Scholars Association of the Philippines, Inc. – Member
  • Association of United Filipinos Trained in Germany (AUFTRAG) – Member (2013 to date)
  • Rotary Club of Makati Rockwell – Auditor (2010-11) – President (2012-13)
  • DENR Multi-Purpose Cooperative – Chairman (2011-12)
  • USTGS  Alumni Association – Lifetime Member
  • UPLB Alumni Association – Member
  • Carl Duesberg Association of the Philippines  (CDAP) – Member (2010-11)/Treasurer (2012)/Vice President for External Affairs (2013)

 

PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES

 

Date of Birth: August 17, 1968

Place of Birth: Guinobatan, Albay

Civil Status: Single

Languages/Dialect Spoken: English, German, Filipino, Bicol