CENRO KIAMBA Apprehends Illegally Cut Lumber

 illegal cut lumber
MAITUM, SARANGANI, July 20, 2017. (DENR)  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office - Kiamba apprehends illegally cut lumber at Barangay Pangi Maitum, Sarangani Province.

 Green Brigade/Forest Protection Officer (FPO) Nathaniel Abalos and Melchor Barina apprehended an illegally cut lumber at around 12:05 AM on July 20, 2017 at Barangay Pangi, Maitum Sarangani Province. It was loaded in a motorcycle with side car bearing plate number 8155 TM driven by Rommel Tawal and a helper named Boning Andong, both residence of Brgy. Wali, Maitum, Sarangani Province. The FPO immediately called the Maitum Municipal Police for assistance.

The enforcement section of CENRO Kiamba conducted identification and scaling on the said lumber on July 20, 2016. It found out that the total volume of lumber is equivalent to 80 board feet or 0.18 cubic meter more or less identified as Latel (Malugai) and having an estimated market value of Php 1,600.00

On July 24, 2017, a case was formally filed against the culprits in violation to PD 705 as amended at the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor located at Alabel, Sarangani Province.

The said lumber and motorcycle were presently impounded at Maitum Municipal Police Station placed under the custody of PSI  Rodel G. Javison for safekeeping.

Cutting, gathering and transporting of illegal forest product is a violation of section 77of PD 705 as amended and renumbered. The said act is likewise a violation of Executive order No. 23 Series of 2011. (MC Perales/CENRO Kiamba-Photo by: Nathaniel Abalos)

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