8ID, PN, PNP and
DENR confiscate illegally cut lumbers
By DPAO, 8ID PA
June 25, 2015
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – Army troops under the Burauen based 78th Infantry
Battalion, personnel from Philippine Navy, PNP and DENR confiscated
1,586 Board Feet of illegally cut lumbers at Barangay Villa Corazon,
Burauen, Leyte on June 24, 2015.
In a report from Lt. Col. Allan Jose L. Taguba, Commanding Officer of
the 78th Infantry Battalion, Kenneth Yves Salon, Chief Surveillance
and Intel Section Division of DENR Regional Office 8 made coordination
with 78th IB to assist them in confiscating illegally cut lumbers.
The Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force created under Executive Order 23
which is chaired by the Environment Secretary, with the Interior
Secretary, Defense Secretary, the Armed Forces Chief, and the
Philippine National Police Chief as members, approved a resolution
deputizing all officials and personnel of the Armed Forces of the
Philippines as environment and natural resources officers.
Meanwhile, the 8th Infantry Division and its subordinate units spread
throughout Region 8 and Bohol has planted 6,380 assorted non-fruit and
fruit bearing trees from January 2015 to June 2015 in its thrust in
protecting the environment.
Maj. Gen. Jet B. Velarmino, 8ID Commander, lauded the joint
anti-illegal logging operation of Army, Navy and PNP for exercising
its mandate as protector of environment and natural resources by
assisting the DENR in enforcing environmental laws. Further, he
reiterated the 8ID under his command will continue support to the DENR
in implementing its environmental protection programs.