Put to heart the mission of the Department in involving the citizenry in protecting, conserving, and managing the environment and our natural resources.' This is the challenge posed by Secretary Roy A. Cimatu to the men and women of DENR VIII during his recent visit to Eastern Visayas.

“We have made headways in the implementation of our priority programs like that of the Boracay and Manila Bay Rehabilitation which have been replicated in different regions. The key to that has always been our aggressive collaboration with other sectors and stakeholders, both in the public and private. We have to sustain this momentum, ” Secretary Cimatu tells DENR VIII employees.

Secretary Cimatu, together with Assistant Secretary for Field Operations-Visayas Arleigh Adorable and his entourage visited the DENR Regional Office VIII, PENRO Leyte, and CENRO Ormoc.