The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 8 joins the nation in celebrating November as National Environmental Awareness Month, Clean Air Month, as well as the National Climate Change Consciousness Week on November 19-25. 

To mark these significant environmental events, DENR 8’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in cooperation with the Regional Ecology Center Eastern Visayas conducted a Regional Environmental Summit for around two hundred (200) participants from the different local government units in Region 8, partner industries, and DENR 8 field offices.envisummit1

Discussions on Solid Waste Management, Air Quality Management, and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation and an exhibit featuring solid waste management highlighted the two-day activity held on November 15-16, 2017 at Palo Municipal Hall, Palo, Leyte.

According to EMB 8, the event was held to enhance public knowledge and consciousness on environmental protection and its impact on people’s health and the environment, establish collaboration and linkage among stakeholders, tackle solid waste management concerns of the local government units and solicit commitment to comply with the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act or the RA 9003, and capacitate the participants with knowledge on solid waste management and climate change.

DENR 8 Regional Director Arleigh Adorable is optimistic that the environmental summit will enhance environmental awareness among stakeholders and will become an avenue for sharing of strategies that will ensure a safe and sound environment for the future generations.

Emphasizing on the event’s theme, “Ako, Ikaw, Tayo ang Kalikasan”, EMB Regional Director Letecia Maceda stressed on the importance of working together and sharing little ways to protect the environment and minimize the ill-effects of climate change. ###

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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 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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