womensmonthIn celebration of the National Women’s Month and the International Day of Forests and to rehabilitate the coastal mangroves in San Jose, Tacloban City, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office 8 (DENR RO8) organized a tree planting activity in coordination with CENRO Palo, PENRO Leyte and the PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative.

About 500 mangrove seedlings were planted at Fisherman’s Village, Brgy. 88, San Jose, Tacloban City last March 21, 2018 by around 100 participants from DENR Region 8 and three other private sectors in the city namely: KFC, Greenwich and Kabalikat Civicom.

“The primary role of women is to protect her children. One way of protecting them and their future is protecting the environment through tree planting and I’m happy to be part of this purposeful activity,” says one of the participants, Edna De Mesa who is a businesswoman and a volunteer of the Kabalikat Civicom.

As per research and studies conducted by PH Haiyan Advocacy Cooperative, a contracted partner of DENR, it identified Fisherman’s Village as one of the most devastated places in the region caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda including its coastal mangrove areas.

Forester Tiburcio Simbulan, PH Haiyan Project Forester says that they prepared around 5,000 mangrove seedlings for this place. They will conduct further studies and will continue to rehabilitate the mangrove plantation after the said tree planting.###


  • 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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