PNP, DENR bust illegal logging in Pudtol town

LUNA, Apayao  – The combined efforts of Apayao Provincial Public Safety Company (APPSC) Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Calanasan/Luna had led to the confiscation of one hundred fifty (150) pieces abandoned illegally sawn lumbers of Tanguile White Lawan (TWL) of different sizes with a total volume of Eight Hundred Fifty (850) board feet recently at Aurora, Pudtol, Apayao.

The Philippine National Police lead by PSupt. Jefferson Cariaga while the CENRO Personnel being supervised by Mr. Loui Velez conducted an anti-illegal logging operation and discovered the abandoned lumbers along the highway of the said barangay with an estimated market value of around P13,600.00.

According to Apayao Police Provincial Office, the recovered abandoned sawn lumbers were brought to CENRO Field Office at Payanan, San Gregorio, Luna, Apayao for documentation and proper disposition.

The intensified campaign against illegal logging is line with the aggressive drive of the Provincial Government of Apayao (PGA) under the leadership of Governor Elias Bulut in ensuring the protection of our forest, dubbed as the “Last Forest Frontier in the North.”

By GERRIAHZON S. SEBASTIAN

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