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.###


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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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