This month of June, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) takes the lead in celebrating several environmental events that all aims to promote environmental protection and sustainable development.  These include the celebration of the Philippine Environment Month (June), World Environment Day (June5), Philippine Eagle Week (June 4-10) DENR Founding Anniversary (June 10), and the Philippine Arbor Day (June 25).

          This year’s theme for the World Environment Day and Philippine Environment Month, “Connecting People to Nature”, seeks to encourage people to go outdoor, appreciate the beauty and importance of nature, and take part in the call to protect Mother earth. It also aims to add consciousness to the relationship of people with nature, underscoring the connectivity and dependency of human on nature in many ways.

          The celebration of World Environment Day on June 5 was highlighted with a ribbon cutting ceremony which marked the opening of the DENR exhibit showcasing the milestones of DENR region 8 in environmental protection from 1987-2017, and the opening of the DENR mini-park. The event was graced by Atty. Lea Fuentes Apdo who represented Congresswoman Yedda Marie Romualdez.

          Other activities lined-up for the celebration of the different environmental events this month of June include tree planting, clean-up, conferences, and media orientations.

          DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca once again encouraged everyone to take part in the Department’s environmental protection and conservation efforts. He said, “as we celebrate the Philippine Environment Month and other environmental events let’s all be reminded of our role as stewards of the earth. Let’s join hands in making our one and only earth a better place to live.”

          The celebration of June as the Philippine Environment Month is by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 237 signed in 1988 by then President Corazon Aquino.


  • 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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