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.

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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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