Seized Ilang-Ilang Lumber

In line with the strengthened effort of the DENR to implement and enforce ENR laws in the region, DENR CENR Office Tagbilaran City enforcement team together with the local Philippine National Police (PNP) recently seized 191 pieces of Angilan lumber commonly known as Ilang-Ilang illegally transported at Baryong Daan, San Isidro in Bohol province in response to an intelligence report received by the office last February 4, 2018.

The seized undocumented forest products with a total volume of 1,400 board ft and estimated market value of around P49,000.00 were transported by four identified individuals through a Mitsubishi Canter with Plate No. GCH 418.

In a submitted report by CENRO Tagbilaran, the forest products including the conveyance are now currently impounded at the DENR-PENRO Bohol Depository Area at Upper De La Paz, Cortes, Bohol while administrative proceedings is being conducted.

On January 30, DENR CENRO Tagbilaran City enforcement team also reported the apprehension of 14 pieces of abandoned molave lumber found in Sitio, Cambigsi, Bilar, Bohol with a total volume of 138.34 board ft and estimated market value of P 8,300. The said forest products are kept at DENR-PENRO Bohol Nursery at Barangay Riverside, Bilar, Bohol for safekeeping and temporary custody.

According to DENR 7 Regional Director Gilbert Gonzales, increased monitoring and surveillances can reduce illegal activities considerably but reiterated its call to the public to help and get involve in the campaign by reporting illegal forest activities in their respective localities.

“We need the vigilance and involvement of the public while we also work on promoting better interagency linkages and public/private partnerships to sustain our efforts not just for forest law enforcement but overall compliance in all environmental laws, rules and regulations,” said Gonzales.

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