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 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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