For its part, the DENR shall be responsible for the implementation of the Enhanced National Greening Program, as well as intensifying forest protection and enhancing biodiversity conservation and preservation through ecotourism development. It shall develop ecotourism sites by providing protected area facilities and strengthening capacities of people’s organizations towards self-sustainability. The agency shall likewise improve land administration and management, conduct environmental advocacies, and implement other ENR plans in the province.


Ms. Corazon Makabenta, Development Management Officer of DENR 8 who represented Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding said, the merging of the different sectors will strengthen the preservation and protection of the environment and implementation of DENR programs and projects in Samar where the largest protected area of the region, the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) is located.


Other sectors who partnered with the provincial government of Samar through the SFC were the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc., and Samar State University (SSU).


The convergence of different sectors to support the Spark Samar Development Agenda was initiated by the provincial government of Samar through Governor Sharee Ann Tan Delos Santos. 


  • DENR spearheads World Wetlands Day Celebration – Feb 2
    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in region 8 is joining in the global efforts to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for the community and the environment by celebrating World Wetlands Day on February 2.   Observed annually, World Wetland’s Day marks the adoption of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance on February 2, 1971 in Ramsar City, Iran. This also coincides with the celebration of the National Wetlands Day as provided under Pr…


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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.

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