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.

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  • Cuatro Islas tourists limited to 500 a day

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    Tourists visiting the Cuatro Islas Protected Landscape and Seascape (CIPLS) in Hindang and Inopacan, Leyte is limited to five hundred (500) per day. This is the reminder posed by the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) 8 as influx of tourists to the four scenic islets of Apid, Digyo, Himokilan, and Mahaba increases this summer. Said carrying capacity limit has been adopted by the CIPLS Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) from a study conducted by GIZ Protected Area Management Enhanceme…

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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 personnel, BLGU officials, local residents, members of people’s organizations and the media witness the release of various species of birds into Mt. Nacolod.

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.

CENR Officer Joselito Eco plant a tree seedling during the Arbor Day celebration of CENRO Ormoc in Barangay Soob, Albuera, Leyte wherein several participants from people's organization, local community and youth organization joined in the tree planting activity.

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.

The speaker urge participants to respect women, support their children, love their family and share what they learned to other people and advocate women’s rights during a lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Harassment in celebration of the National Women's Month.

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