DENR-Region 08


Native dance web2


Members of the Mamanwa indigenous community showcase their native dance during the Mahagnao Volcano Natural Park (MVNP) Outdoor Festival held February 3, 2017, in Brgy. Mahagnao, Burauen, Leyte.  The festival, which coincided with the celebration of the park’s declaration as a protected area under the National Integrated Area System or NIPAS Act in 1998, seeks to level up public awareness on the ecological significance of MVNP as it hosts an array of flora and fauna species, including the national bird Philippine eagle.  DENR-Region 8 Director Leonardo Sibbaluca (not in photo) calls for the protection and conservation of the rich biodiversity in the area. ###