retirees“Even in your retirement years, you should not forget that you were once part of DENR and that your contribution has already made a mark. But I believe that you still have what it takes to passionately contribute for the protection of the environment,” said RD Atty. Crizaldy M. Barcelo to the retirees of the Department. He challenged them to continue their environmental advocacies in support of the Department’s mandate.

Responding to the challenge, the retirees organized themselves into an association that will closely coordinate with the Department. In particular, it will serve as support group from among the retirees and will be the official link to the Department. They will also be coming up with a Memorandum of Agreement with the DENR for them to avail and implement some of its programs in the region such as the National Greening Program (NGP).

Among the retirees who answered the call and were voted as officers of the association were Forester Manolito Ragub, former Regional Executive Director (RED) as President; Forester Leo Poculan, former Supervising Forest Management Specialist of the Watershed Philippine Model Forest, as Vice-president for External and Mr. Romeo Golong, former Legal Officer, as Vice-president for Internal.

“We are fortunate that our present leadership in the Department recognizes the contribution of our former officers and employees because we cannot be what we are today without you, our retirees. We have evolved from your humble beginnings and we draw inspiration from your previous services,” shared RD Atty. Barcelo as he thanked the retirees for their support.

The “DENR Retirees Homecoming 2018” was a venue for them to reminisce their years of service for the environment and as a way of paying tribute to their contributions to the Department. This was held on July 25, 2018 at the Graduate School Function Hall of the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) in Tacloban City.

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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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