arbor1A total of 56 personnel from CENRO Ormoc, Aktibong Grupo sa mga Magsasaka sa Mahayahay (AGSAM), SUFO and Civilian Volunteer gathered last June 22 , 2018 as it marked the community tree planting at Sitio Soob, Barangay Poblacion in Albuera, Leyte.

In celebration of the 155th year of Philippine Forestry Service and Arbor Day, CENRO Ormoc spearheaded the tree planting activity with the theme, “Tara Na’t Magtanim” which aims to encourage and engage the community in planting and protecting the planted seedlings.

Arbor Day, which comes from the Latin word “arbor” meaning, “tree” is a tradition wherein groups are encouraged to plant trees in the community. It also recognizes the necessary action to promote a healthier ecosystem for our people and to develop public awareness on the importance of trees.

A total of 1,145 indigenous seedlings with 3x3 spacing were planted in the Sibugay Watershed area. Species like Terminalia microcarpa (Kalumpit), Dracontomelon dao (Dao), Diospyrus philippininses (Kamagong), Petersianthus quadrialatus (Toog), Litsea glutinosa (Puso- puso), Pterospermum obliquum (Kutatingan).

This event is stressed in Republic Act No.10176 ,which enjoins the Local Government Units to celebrate the Arbor Day as an Annual Event to promote a healthier ecosystem through rehabilitation, geared to attain food security and re-greening of the environment. (Chloe Fermin, student intern)


  • 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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