seized in Marabut, Samar
DPAO, 8ID PA
January 21, 2018
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – A joint anti-illegal logging operations by Samar
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO),
Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Sta. Rita (CENRO-Sta.
Rita), 805th Regional Mobile Force PNP, Marabut Municipal Police
Station and elements from the NISU 53, NT G2, Joint Task Force Storm
resulted to the seizure of illegally cut lumber in Brgy. Osmeña,
Marabut, Samar on January 16, 2019 at 4:45 AM.
A total of 12,000 board
feet of abandoned forest products of dipterocarp specie were
recovered at the said vicinity with an estimated market value of
P960,000.00. Said lumbers were turned-over to CENRO-Sta Rita for
proper disposition and documentation.
The success of the
operation was attributed to the information provided by the populace
of Brgy. Osmeña against the illegal loggers operating in their area.
Maj. Gen. Raul M. Farnacio
AFP, Commander, 8ID/Joint Task Force Storm, commended the residents
of Brgy. Osmeña for cooperating with the local government agencies
and the military in locating the abandoned illegal lumbers.
In his message, the
8ID/Joint Task Force Storm Commander said that “the shared
responsibility shown by the populace reflects their awareness in
protecting their community from the catastrophic effects of illegal
logging to the environment."
“The 8ID/Joint Task Force
Storm as one of the deputized agencies of the Department of
Environment Natural Resources relentlessly supports the National
Greening Program of the government through the enforcement of the
anti-illegal logging operations in Eastern Visayas for the
protection and preservation of our ecosystem,” Farnacio added.