Sec. MARY ANN LUCILLE L. SERING
Climate Change Commission
Secretary Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering is currently the Vice Chair of the Climate Change Commission and the Executive Director of the Climate Change Office. She took her oath of office last January 2010.
She started her stint in government service when she was designated as Undersecretary for Administration, Finance and Legal of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in 2007. Here, she was instrumental in initiating key policy issuances on financing, administration, and legal reform.
She also served as a representative of DENR in high-level negotiations for foreign-assisted projects between the government and donor countries. She also served as Chairman of DENR Change Management Team and Alternate Chairman of Mines Adjudication Board.
Last June 2009, she became member of the Supreme Court Technical Working Group that created the Environmental Rules of Court chaired by Chief Justice Reynato Puno. The Environmental Rules of Court was considered the first of its kind in the whole world and was implemented in April 2010.
From July 2009 to January 2012, Sec. Sering was appointed as Undersecretary for Climate Change and Alternate Chair of the Clean Development Mechanism. She was also, at that time, the National Coordinator for the Phase out of Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODS) and related programs and projects.
Sec. Sering finished her law degree at San Sebastian College. Before she entered the government, she was a law partner at the Diokno Sering Law Office and later at Sering Evangelista La ‘O Law Office.
She also finished her course in Bachelor of Arts Humanities, Minor in Philosophy at De la Salle University – Manila.
Sec. Sering is the youngest daughter of Jose C. Sering, the late Governor of Surigao del Norte and Dr. Socorro Limpot Sering, who is a retired teacher and who also served as superintendent of Schools in the Department of Education, Culture and Sports.