“Sining ak kultura para sa kalikasan” highlighted this year's Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) Outdoor Festival in Burauen and La Paz, Leyte. 


Spearheaded by DENR’s Leyte Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) and the local government units of Burauen and La Paz in Leyte, students were invited to join in a painting competition and traditional Filipino games (laro ng lahi) held within the MVNP. An open-air market showcasing local delicacies, indigenous foods, agricultural products, fresh water fish and other aquatic products was also set-up by the locals for the visitors and festival spectators.


The event first held in 2016, is conducted every 3rd of February to commemorate the proclamation of the Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park as a protected area under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act of 1992. This also seeks to showcase the resources within the protected area and its ecotourism potentials which offer an opportunity for the community to be one with nature. The activity is likewise expected to raise the environmental awareness of the community and intensify collaborative efforts to preserve and protect the Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park.


Proclaimed as one of the region's seven protected areas, Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park is endowed with diverse range of floral and faunal species. It exhibits natural stands of century old trees, volcano, lakes, hot springs, waterfalls and a fresh and clean atmosphere. ###


  • 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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