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Nationwide clean-up activities, dubbed as “Bayan Ko, Linis Ko: Partnering Towards People’s Environmental Movement” was held on September 17 for the National Cleanup Day organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in collaboration with the local government units, civil society groups/non-government organizations, the private sector, academe and the religious sector.

In the region, several participants from all walks of life joined the National Cleanup drive which  was spearheaded by DENR Regional Office 8 in cleaning the environs including schools, parks, roads, creeks, sewage systems, creeks and rivers. DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca said that while the event aims to promote cleanliness in coastal and inland waterways, public places, parks, schools, and churches, it is also an opportunity to boost the spirit of volunteerism in the country.

He added, “We stepped up our approach for a clean environment by adopting the ridge-to-reef mechanism wherein we do not only clear our coastal zones, rivers and creeks from wastes and debris but also the mountains and watersheds down to our communities in the lowland areas. We also encouraged our people in joining this activity and the turnout seems overwhelming.”

In Tacloban City, several barangay communities, students’ organizations, civic groups and individuals joined the clean-up drive around the city including the surroundings, streets, waterways and canals. Volunteers gathered tons of garbage which contains non-recyclable materials including plastics and styrofoam. RD Sibbaluca urged the people to dispose this garbage properly by segregating according to recyclables, bio-degradable, and non-biodegradables.

The National Cleanup Day, celebrated every third Saturday of September, coincides with the International Coastal Cleanup Day. The whole month of September of every year was declared as National Cleanup Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 244, series of 1993.###

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DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu (in black coat) officiates the turn-over ceremony from outgoing RD Arleigh J. Adorable to incoming RD Crizaldy Barcelo.

DENR 8 Regional Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo lights the Flame of Sportsmanship to formally start the DENR Sportsfest 2017.

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.

CIMATU INSPECTS CONFISCATED ENDANGERED SPECIES. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu inspects the confiscated sulfur crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) at the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City with BMB Director Theresa Mundita Lim (beside Cimatu). Three species of the cockatoos including the moluccan cockatoo (cacatua moluccensis) and the black palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) totaling 154 heads were confiscated by the joint forces of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade (DENR POGI) and the National Bureau of Investigation Environmental Crime Division in a buy-bust operation in Pasay City. The cockatoo is considered an endangered species and is listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Its trade should be subject to a CITES export permit from the country of origin and a CITES import permit from the country of destination. A total of 316 heads of species were confiscated in the successful operation.

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