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                 "Our mother Earth is the only planet that we have! We cannot live in other planet like Mars, Jupiter or others, except here on Earth. Therefore, we must care for it as we care for our lives. We are part of the environment. Don't let it die, because it's dying every minute as we want only to throw garbage. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time to plant is today. Let's continue to be n Earth Warriors as Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) wants us to be", reveals Dulag, Leyte Mayor elect Mildred Joy Que on the occasion of the Synchronized Tree Planting Activity held at Brgy., Sabang, Daguitan Dulag, Leyte during the Nagkaurosa ngan Sabangnon Katilingban Service Cooperative (NASAKASECO)'s first anniversary on November 20, 2016.

               The NASASECO is a federation of cooperative whose members are composed of ordinary laborers, farmers, surfers and fishermen which are now earning income from COOP's livelihood activities. This is duly registered with the Cooperatives Development Authority (CDA). It takes charge in the management and protection of the beach area in Brgy. Sabang, called as Surf Camp, which they develop into a beach resort. The area draws a lot of tourist and visitors because of the wavy ocean which is ideea for surfing. It has also the Sabang Daguitan River which the COOP is developing for a river cruise.


               On their first anniversary, some 1,000 participants from different cooperatives in Leyte and Samar together with other government offices like the DENR, Cooperative Development Authority (CDA), and the local government of Dulag, planted about 1,500 seedlings of beach forest species such as Bitaog, TAlisay, Kalumpit and other beach forest tree species.

               DENR, Region 08, Regional Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca who guested in the same activity thanked all the participants who joined the tree planting activity. He emphasized that the DENR, through its field offices in PENRO Leyte headed by PENR Officer Ranulfo Q. Arbiol abd the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Palo, headed by CENR Officer Manuel Ferreras is always available as far as the development and greening of the area is concerned through its National Greening Program.

               "There is a need to plant trees in this area considering its potential to ecotourism which will in turn provide livelihood to the community. The trees are needed to protect the area and sustain its aesthetic beauty", RD Sibbaluca added.









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  • Cuatro Islas tourists limited to 500 a day

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    Tourists visiting the Cuatro Islas Protected Landscape and Seascape (CIPLS) in Hindang and Inopacan, Leyte is limited to five hundred (500) per day. This is the reminder posed by the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) 8 as influx of tourists to the four scenic islets of Apid, Digyo, Himokilan, and Mahaba increases this summer. Said carrying capacity limit has been adopted by the CIPLS Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) from a study conducted by GIZ Protected Area Management Enhanceme…


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DENR 8 Regional Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo accepts the Chairmanship of Eastern Visayas’ Regional Ecotourism Committee (REC) for a three-year term from the Department of Tourism represented by its Officer-In-Charge, Ma. Trinidad Dacuycuy.

Scenic feature of the Cuatro Islas Protected Landscape and Seascape attract local and foreign tourists. To protect the area, the CIPLS PAMB limits its tourists to 500 per day.

Some of the retired key officials and employees of DENR pose for a picture with DENR Regional Director, Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo.

DENR personnel, BLGU officials, local residents, members of people’s organizations and the media witness the release of various species of birds into Mt. Nacolod.

DENR 8 Regional Director Crizaldy M. Barcelo (L) presents Certificates of Recognition to partners in law enforcement for their invaluable support and contributions to environmental law enforcement operations in Eastern Visayas.

Ms. Melba Ariño (center), Land Management Officer of DENR CENRO Pambujan receives award for extending invaluable assistance to the programs of 8ID PA from DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu and Maj. Gen. Raul Farnacio, Commander, 8ID.

CENR Officer Joselito Eco plant a tree seedling during the Arbor Day celebration of CENRO Ormoc in Barangay Soob, Albuera, Leyte wherein several participants from people's organization, local community and youth organization joined in the tree planting activity.

DENR 8’s ARD for Management Services Arturo N. Salazar presents Updates on Government Policy on Climate Change during the 2nd Regional Climate Change Conference conducted by PH Haiyan Cooperative in cooperation with the Climate Change Commission.

Mangrove forest and eco-park in Naungan, Ormoc City developed by the Naungan San Juan Mangrove Planters Association from what used to be a plain mudflat.

DENR 8 technical personnel record and monitor sightings of migratory birds in the wetlands of Eastern Visayas.

Residents of Brgy. Tagpuro join the mangrove tree planting activity spearheaded by the PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative.

Participants to the tree planting activity in celebration of National Women’s Month and International Day of Forest plant mangrove propagules in one of the most devatated areas in Tacloban City when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the region in November 2013.

The speaker urge participants to respect women, support their children, love their family and share what they learned to other people and advocate women’s rights during a lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Harassment in celebration of the National Women's Month.

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