Tacloban City - The observance of the Climate Change Consciousness Week kicked off with an environmental awareness campaign dubbed as “Sama-sama sa K5: Kilos sa Klima at Kalamidad Tungo sa Kaligtasan at Kaunlaran”.


Pursuant to Proclamation No. 1667, signed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2008, declaring every 19th -24th of November as Climate Change Consciousness Week, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 8, in partnership with the barangay local government units of Burayan, Paraiso, and Taguictic, in San Jose, Tacloban City, conducted lectures on Climate Change, Solid Waste Management, and Geohazard, a storytelling activity for children, and a mangrove tree planting activity participated by around two hundred (200) local residents of San Jose.



The kick-off activities for the observance of Climate Change Consciousness Week aim to create awareness on global warming and climate change by pursuing broad and intensive public information and education campaign to secure the collective cooperation of individuals and sectors at all levels in finding solutions to issues on climate change.


Anchored on this year’s theme “Linking Science, Policy, and Practice for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience”, the DENR sought for the involvement of the local residents of a climate/disaster-vulnerable community with the hope of raising their consciousness on global warming and climate change, encouraging individual actions, and increasing their climate and disaster resiliency.


DENR 8 Regional Director Arleigh Adorable said, “the government is taking steps to reduce carbon emissions, and address issues on climate change. Cooperation and partnership is essential in achieving the goals of the government for a climate and disaster resilient community”. He also enjoined the community to take actions in their own localities saying, “we can only think globally, when we act locally”.


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Photo Releases

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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