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



   Day Care Class SY 2016-2017 





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







DENR spearheads tree planting in celebration of Philippine Arbor Day

ArborDayThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in region 8 highlights the celebration of this year’s Philippine Arbor Day by spearheading a tree planting activity at Brgy. Salvacion, Palo, Leyte.

The event was participated by over two hundred (200) volunteers from the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Education (DepEd), local government unit of Palo, barangay local government unit of Salvacion, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Tacloban Chapter, Pepsi Cola, Office of Leyte 1st District Representative Yedda Romualdez, DENR regional office, CENRO Palo, PENRO Leyte, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB). Read more...

Photo Releases

DENR Secretary Gina Lopez leads employees of DENR region 8 in an oath to take care of the environment and be better stewards of the earth. Employees also committed to work for integrity, public service, and common good. The oath of commitment was made by the employees during the visit of Secretary Lopez to DENR regional office on January 16, 2016.

DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca presents the region’s central nursery and the 12-hectare Leyte Gulf Mangrove Rehabilitation Project site at Brgy. Anibong, Tacloban City to Green Climate Fund (GCF) Director Javier Manazares (seated, 3rd from left) and Demetrio Innocenti (seated, 4th from left). The project implemented in 2014 in the hardest hit provinces of Leyte, Samar, and Eastern Samar by Typhoon Yolanda envisions to restore the lush mangroves in said areas, emphasizing on the crucial role these mangroves play in protecting the coastline, preventing coastal erosion, serving as buffer for tidal currents and storm driven waves, and mitigating the unavoidable impacts of climate change. GCF visited the area for an ocular inspection in response to the request of Secretary Lopez for financial assistance in support to the department’s programs and projects on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Also in photo are (seated L-R) ERDB Director Henry Adornado, ASec Junie Hernandez, Assistant Secretary Evelyn Cruzada of the Performance and Projects Management Office, office of the Cabinet Secretary.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in region 8 recognizes the important role played by indigenous communities in the protection and preservation of the region’s protected areas. In photo is the Mamanwa Indigenous Community in Burauen, Leyte joining this year’s Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park Outdoor Festival held on February 3, coinciding with the declaration of MVNP as a protected area under the National Integrated Protected Area System (NIPAS) Act. The event intends to showcase the natural park as a home to various species of flora and fauna including the Philippine Eagle, and promote the preservation of the rich biodiversity in the area. 

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