DENR 8 and 8ID
renewed commitments on Environmental Protection and Livelihood
By DPAO, 8ID PA
April 27, 2019
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The officers of 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division,
Philippine Army led by its Commander, Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio had
a dialogue with the officials of the Department of Environment and
Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office 8 led by Atty. Crizaldy M.
Barcelo, CESO III, Regional Executive Director on April 25, 2019 at
Headquarters, 8ID and renewed commitments on mutual support towards
Environmental Protection and Livelihood Enhancement of the
communities in the region.
During the discussion,
joint endeavors have been agreed upon, involving the local
communities in the National Greening Program and in the protection
and preservation of the environment to sustain ecological balance
and biodiversity. These could be conducted through the
Community-Based Forest Management scheme involving the residents of
the mountainous areas in the protection and preservation of natural
parks, reforestation of denuded areas and promotion of eco-tourism.
It can be recalled that
during the 30th Founding Anniversary of the Stormtroopers Division,
Secretary Roy A. Cimatu of DENR recognized the contribution of 8ID
in the Environmental Protection of the region being one of the
deputized agencies of the government.
Atty. Barcelo expressed
his gratitude to 8ID for hosting the dialogue as a manifestation
good working relationship between said government agencies as a
showcase whole of the government approach in the pursuit of peace
In his response, Maj. Gen.
Raul M. Farnacio, who is also the Commander of Joint Task Force
“STORM” said that “gusto lang naming tumulong na maipaabot ang
kaukulang mga programa at mga proyekto ng gobyerno sa mga malalayong
barangays na nangangailangan para ma-empower ang mga opisyales at