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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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  • DENR 8 presents paper on building community resilience to impacts of climate change

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in region 8 presented a paper entitled “Building Community Resilience to Climate Change Impacts through the National Greening Program (NGP)” to the participants of the 2nd Regional Conference on Climate Change RDE held at the Visayas State University, Baybay City on December 18-20, 2017.strpaper, presented by DENR 8’s Conservation and Development Chief Eugenia Bautista focused on the NGP as a climate change mitigation and adaptation…


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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.

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