awardThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in region 8 recognized its employees and agency partners who have exerted relentless efforts and invaluable support to the agency’s mandate to conserve, manage, develop, and ensure proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources.

Awarded with Certificates of Recognition as Model Barangays in Solid Waste Management were Brgy. Dolores, Ormoc City, Leyte, Poblacion 1, Guiuan, E. Samar, and Brgy. San Juan, Sulat, E. Samar.

The DENR also recognized its partners in law enforcement from the different provinces of the region for their contributions and display of valor in support to environment and natural resources law enforcement operations in Eastern Visayas.

The Department also underscored the contributions of its employees and partner people’s organizations to the successful implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) in the region.
Recognized as Best NGP Coordinator was Forester Lilet Magdaraog of CENRO Dolores for her supervisory and technical capability, length of service, on-time reporting, and for ensuring a high survival rate of the plantation sites she handles from 2011-2016.

The Best Untenured NGP Plantation Site/People’s Organization was awarded to the Aktibong Grupo sa mga Mag-uuma sa Mahayahay (AGSAM) in Albuera, Leyte, and the Best Tenured NGP Site/PO was awarded to the Basaranan nga Organisasyon han San Isidro Samar (BOSIS) in Paranas, Samar. Said awards were based on the plantation site’s average survival rate per year, presence of livelihood component, and community participation to environmental activities initiated by the organization.

Of the seven (7) protected areas in the region, the Samar Island Natural Park (SINP) covering an area of 333,300 hectares spanning across the provinces of Samar, Eastern Samar, and Northern Samar was recognized as the Best Protected Area Managed. Its Protected Area Superintendent (PASu) Forester Zenaida Baisa was awarded as the Best PASu of the region for her exemplary performance and dedication as the Chief Operating Officer of the SINP.

Sixteen (16) DENR employees were likewise recognized for rendering at least forty years of dedicated service to the Department.

DENR 8 Regional Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo said, in acknowledging the performance of the DENR employees and partners in environmental protection, it is hoped that all others will emulate the awardees’ efforts. He said, “it is fitting to acknowledge our DENR employees and agency partners for their invaluable support, dedication, and contributions towards the conservation and sustainable management of our environment and natural resources”. “Protecting the environment is a shared responsibility, and everyone must take his part. Ikaw, ako, tayo ang Kalikasan”, he adds.

The recognition of partners and service awardees was held during the DENR region 8’s Culmination Program for this year’s Philippine Environment Month.


  • 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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