According to DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca, the relentless efforts of Barangay Chairman Tabao on mangrove conservation strengthened the community’s resilience to climate change, emphasizing on the crucial role mangroves play in protecting the coastline, and serving as buffer for tidal currents and storm surge. He also adds that with the Brgy. Chairman’s dedication to public service and the active participation of the community, DENR is optimistic that together, they can bring back the mangrove stands in Anibong which will serve as protection for the barangay in times of calamities such as typhoons.

In giving the recognition, Director Sibbaluca emphasized the essence of partnership saying “the DENR needs the cooperation of all sectors of society in ensuring a safer and sounder environment to live.”

Other activities anchored on the theme “Environmental and Climate Literacy” will also be conducted to drumbeat the observance of the 2017 Month of the Planet Earth.

April is declared as Month of the Planet Earth per Presidential Proclamation No. 1482 signed by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2008. This intends to enjoin all sectors of society to protect and save our planet from environmental degradation and ensure a sustainable future for all.


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Photo Releases

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 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.

Tacloban City communities join this year’s #InternationalCoastalCleanUp activities. DENR Region 8, together with other government agencies and private institutions joined hands in cleaning up the coastal areas and waterways within the city.

DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu recently visited the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of Samar in Catbalogan City. During his interface with DENR employees in Samar province, Secretary Cimatu laid his plans to help reduce poverty. Among these are increasing livelihood opportunities through the Enhanced National Greening Program (E-NGP), reinventing mining to ensure that the country’s mineral resources will benefit the people without compromising the environment, and promoting cacao commodity to augment the livelihood of NGP PO beneficiaries in Samar.

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