Monday, October 8, 2012

Destroyer of Forests in Nueva Ecija

A composite team of police, military and environment personnel recovered some 8,000 board feet of illegally sawn lumber in an isolated area in Sitio Batug, Barangay Rio Chico here on Saturday.

Samuel Danganan, officer of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) for Nueva Ecija–South, said the 301 pieces of lumber were discovered on a vacant lot at around 1:30 p.m. by combined elements of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), General Tinio police, the Philippine Army's 702nd brigade and the 56th infantry battalion and the Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC).

Danganan said the government has re-intensified its drive against illegal logging activities in accordance with Executive Order No. 23 which was issued by President Aquino in February 2011.

He said the confiscated illegal lumber were brought to the provincial environment and natural resources office in Palayan City for proper disposition.

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