Facebook posts by netizens regarding the alleged flattening of a mountain near the Eco-Village Multi-Purpose Gym in Boracay have reached my office.


Like everyone else, we are also deeply bothered by such acts of total disregard of the government’s effort to rehabilitate Boracay.


Reports from our field office indicated, however, that said flattening of mountain was conducted prior to the Boracay closure and has since been stopped.


To be clear to all that we mean business in the enforcement of environmental laws, rules and regulations, I have ordered, with the concurrence of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force, a total stoppage of all constructions of any kind effective immediately.


I have also ordered a moratorium on the issuance of DENR permits, including but not limited to Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC), tree cutting permit, except those relating to on-going road widening project by DPWH, and other licenses.


Certainly, we welcome feedback from the public. Your opinion and suggestions do matter to us.


We are appealing to each and every one, however, that when you make any report or post anything online, these should be verified first so as not to cause any misunderstanding.


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  • 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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