RSO 2015-42
Dated March 3, 2015 
Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development Focal Point System (GADFPS) of Region 8
Arturo N. Salazar, DM
ARD for Management Services - 

Carlito M. Tuballa
ARD  for Technical Services 

Purificacion S. Daloos
OIC-Chief, Admin Division

Atty. Edgar T. Octa
OIC-Chief, Legal Division

Fidel R. Adal 
Chief, Planning & Mgt. Div. 

Lucillie G. Longjas
Chief, Finance Division - 

Maita Reina G. Sucgang - Member
Nimfa C. Calumbay -Member
Nena M. Daynos - Member

Maita Reina G. Sucgang
Regional Office
Loreta Baldonaza
Ma. Cristina A. Santos
PENRO Biliran
Servando A. Acedo
PENRO Southern Leyte
Adelaida Q. Abenir
Gaspar A. Cabidog
PENRO Eastern Samar
Etheline G. Eslaban
PENRO Northern Samar
Merlyn G. Barte
CENRO Albuera
Maridel Tan
CENRO Baybay
Nicolasa Macatigue
CENRO Maasin
Mary Jane Honor
CENRO San Juan
Raquel E. Dabuet
Grace Gravoso
CENRO Catbalogan
Venus C. Palacio
CENRO Sta. Rita
Clara L. Malinao
CENRO Borongan
Felicidad Ramos
CENRO Dolores
Iluminada M. Dacanay
CENRO Catarman
Josefina M. Montanez
CENRO Pambujan







The nationwide simultaneous dance movement was conducted region wide  to raise  awareness  towards  ending
Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC). All employees were requested to wear purple (or its shades)
attire as all performed the One Billion Rising Global Movement after the flag ceremony and the kick off program
on March 06, 2017. All PENROs and CENROs participated in this movement.


Women's Month Celebration: Tree Planting at Barangay Sabang Daguitan, Dulag, Leyte 

tree planting           The RGADFPS led the tree planting activity aimed at restoring the Beach Forest at Brgy. Sabang Daguitan (Surf Camp area) Dulag, Leyte with 1000 mangrove seedlings. Various government  agencies joined the activity such as Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), PENRO Leyte, CENRO Palo, LGU of Dulag, and some private sectors such as Palawan Pawnshop and Perpetual Help Community Cooperative (PHCCI) covered about a hectare of the area that has been planted years ago. Participants were taught the proper ways of planting to lessen mortality rate this year.
  1.           Another mangrove tree planting activity was organized by the PENRO and CENRO personnel of Samar at Brgy. Payao, Catbalogan City on the 24th of March, 2017.



Lecture-Forum on VAWC and Anti-Sexual Harassment
To address oppression, discrimination and violence against women, a one day information awareness
lecture-forum was conducted on Republic Act (RA) 7877 known as the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act and RA
9262 or Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) Act. This was attended by DENR men and
women employees which was held last March 21, 2017. Two resource speakers from the DENR Legal Division
namely Atty. Gerry Val Baquilod and Atty. Meljun Diasanta, facilitated the discussions on abuses at home and
 in the workplace.


Men's Responsibility in Gender and Development Training







  • 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…


Photo Releases

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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