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.


  • 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…


Photo Releases

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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