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







  • Cimatu lauds law enforcement authorities behind large wildlife bust

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has commended personnel of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the rescue of over 300 smuggled live animals and arrest of four suspects in what has been dubbed as one of the country’s largest wildlife busts. The successful operation was carried out on Tuesday by joint operatives from the NBI-Environmental Crime Division and the DENR’s Philippine Operations Group of Ivory and Ille…


Photo Releases

DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu (in black coat) officiates the turn-over ceremony from outgoing RD Arleigh J. Adorable to incoming RD Crizaldy Barcelo.

DENR 8 Regional Director Atty. Crizaldy Barcelo lights the Flame of Sportsmanship to formally start the DENR Sportsfest 2017.

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.

CIMATU INSPECTS CONFISCATED ENDANGERED SPECIES. Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu inspects the confiscated sulfur crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) at the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) Wildlife Rescue Center in Quezon City with BMB Director Theresa Mundita Lim (beside Cimatu). Three species of the cockatoos including the moluccan cockatoo (cacatua moluccensis) and the black palm cockatoo (Probosciger aterrimus) totaling 154 heads were confiscated by the joint forces of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade (DENR POGI) and the National Bureau of Investigation Environmental Crime Division in a buy-bust operation in Pasay City. The cockatoo is considered an endangered species and is listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Its trade should be subject to a CITES export permit from the country of origin and a CITES import permit from the country of destination. A total of 316 heads of species were confiscated in the successful operation.

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