ario“The Stormtoopers carry a legacy as partners of the DENR in ensuring environmental protection as deputized agents in the National Greening Program, enforcement of anti-illegal logging and other related laws of the environment, and preservation of ecological balance and biodiversity.”


This is the statement posed by DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu in recognition of the efforts exerted by the Philippine Army as partner of the Environment Department in implementing its mandate to conserve and ensure proper use of the country’s environment and natural resources.


Joining the 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army (PA) in celebrating its 30th Founding Anniversary marked with the theme “Kabulig han molupyo ha kamurayawan ug pag-atiman han kalibungan pakadto han kauswagan”, Secretary Cimatu led the recognition of PA personnel who have shown meritorious achievement in combat and non-combat role as well as civilian partners who have contributed to the accomplishment of the PA’s mission towards peace, environmental protection, and progress.


Among the awardees cited for extending invaluable assistance to the programs of the Philippine Army was Ms. Melba Ariño, Land Management Officer of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Pambujan, Northern Samar.


Ms. Ariño who received the distinguished PA award for the second time has likewise been previously awarded by the PA for extending technical assistance to the Stormtroopers on handling land matters during military’s immersion phase in the barangays.


Secretary Cimatu also led the wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the fallen comrades-in-arms and in recognition of the soldiers' heroism and ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of peace in Eastern Visayas and in Mindanao during the Stormtroopers 30th Founding Anniversary.


The ceremony was attended and witnessed by four of 8IDs Former Division Commanders, retired MGEN Rufo de Vera, retired MGEN Glenn J. Rabonza, USec Arthur Tabaquero, the current Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs and retired MGEN Mario F. Chan, Head Executive Assistant, DENR, soldiers and their loved ones, officers, civilian employees, and invited guests.


  • 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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