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.


  • Cuatro Islas tourists limited to 500 a day

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    Tourists visiting the Cuatro Islas Protected Landscape and Seascape (CIPLS) in Hindang and Inopacan, Leyte is limited to five hundred (500) per day. This is the reminder posed by the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) 8 as influx of tourists to the four scenic islets of Apid, Digyo, Himokilan, and Mahaba increases this summer. Said carrying capacity limit has been adopted by the CIPLS Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) from a study conducted by GIZ Protected Area Management Enhanceme…


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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 personnel, BLGU officials, local residents, members of people’s organizations and the media witness the release of various species of birds into Mt. Nacolod.

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.

CENR Officer Joselito Eco plant a tree seedling during the Arbor Day celebration of CENRO Ormoc in Barangay Soob, Albuera, Leyte wherein several participants from people's organization, local community and youth organization joined in the tree planting activity.

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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