KABUGAO, Apayao – A 46-year old retired soldier was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents for alleged illegal logging or violation of the pertinent provisions of Section 77 of Presidential Decree (PD) 705 or the Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines at barangay Poblacion here Monday afternoon.
Police authorities identified the arrested individual as Michael Mayodong Bucnag, 46, married, retired army, resident of barangay Luttuacan, Kabugao, Apayao.
He was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Paul Atulba, Jr. of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 30 in Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya for violation of Section 77 of PD 705 under Criminal Case No 7521 – 23C with a recommended bail of P40,000 for his temporary liberty.
The arrested individual was brought to the Kabugao Municipal Police Station for documentation prior to his turnover to the issuing court for the proper disposal of the case filed against him. By Dexter A. See