In an effort to fully rehabilitate the coastal areas damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in region 8 tapped the PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative to conduct special studies, design and development in support to forestry and environmental management operations in Cancabato Bay, in Tacloban City and its vicinities.

Contracted in September 2017, PH Haiyan took off with the research component of the project which include activities such as GIS and bathymetric mapping, analysis of sea water, survey of existing flora and fauna in Cancabato Bay, and baseline perception survey. These activities seek to determine future climate change mitigation and adaptation interventions for the residents of coastal areas, and track changes brought by the implementation of different mangrove rehabilitation, protection, and management interventions.

Following the survey and other research activities, PH Haiyan started its mangrove development activities including establishment of nursery, production of planting materials, and planting to rehabilitate mangrove areas which was reported to have saved the lives of the residents in coastal areas during Typhoon Yolanda.

DENR PENRO Leyte says the series of planting activities shall be done in different coastal barangays of Tacloban City with existing mangroves and areas suitable for mangrove plantation. For this project, PH Haiyan is set to plant 383,318 mangroves in an aggregate area of forty six hectares until December 2018.

Late last year, PH Haiyan concentrated on rehabilitating twelve (12) hectares of mangrove areas in Brgy. Tagpuro, Tacloban City. The planting activity was done in cooperation with barangay local residents.

According to PH Haiyan’s Project Forester Tiburcio Simbulan, for each area planted, the barangay council is expected to pass a resolution imposing strict protection of the mangrove plantations.

Meanwhile, the DENR says that under this project, it is expected that mangrove areas within the Cancabato Bay will be properly mapped, delineated, assessed, developed and reforested. ###


  • DENR 8 conducts lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Harassment

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    One hundred employees participated in the lecture-forum on Anti-VAWC and Anti-Sexual Harassment Law last March 20, 2018. This activity was spearheaded by the Gender and Development of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 8 in celebration of the National Women’s Month. Raising public awareness on Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act (RA 9262) and the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act (RA 7877) to both male and female employees was the main objective of lec…


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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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