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3 Foreigners Arrested for Illegal Possession of Endangered Tree Species

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Three5-17 press release - 3 foreigners arrested for illegal possession of endangered tree species resized foreigners were arrested last week by the joint team of National Bureau of Investigations (NBI), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers in a hotel here in Davao City for illegal possession of endangered tree species. 
 
A Cambodian national and two other Malaysian nationals were caught by surprise when operatives from the NBI XI and officials from DENR XI and BI XI came to their hotel room last May 10, 2018. The three were arrested for violation of Section 77 of Presidential Decree 705 as amended by Executive Order No. 277, and Executive Order No. 23 or the Moratorium in the Cutting of Natural Grown Tree Species. 

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Task Force Against Environmental Crimes Launched

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To intensify 4-26 launching of regional task force 3 resizedthe pursuit of defeating environmental crimes in Davao region, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-XI) recently launched its Regional Task Force Against Environmental Crimes which is an offshoot to the Department’s National Task Force Mining Challenge but with a broader perspective.
 
Along with the DENR, other members of the Task Force Against Environmental Crimes are the Philippine National Police (PNP), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Eastern Mindanao Command (EASTMINCOM), National Bureau of Investigations (NBI) and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

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Cimatu to propose mandatory Environmental Office for each LGU

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4-16 cimatu to propose mandatory environmental office for each lgu 3 resized“I think we will be having a better Philippines if we have a mandatory environmental office for each local government unit," is what Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu emphasized during his speech at the 9th National Convention of the Philippine League of Local Environment and Natural Resources Officers, Inc. (PLLENRO) held at The Ritz Hotel, Davao City last week.
 
He said he will be very persistent in proposing to the Congress the mandatory hiring of environmental officers in all municipalities as he had heard their clamor during the said convention. He also stressed that not all municipalities have environmental officers.

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DENR, PNP Conduct Anti-Illegal Logging Operations In Davao Region

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To intensify anti-illegal logging campaign in the Davao Region, Department of Environment and Natural Resources created composite teams composed of technical and legal personnel to assist the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the conduct of anti-illegal logging operations to all 5 provinces of Region XI.
 
Said operations is under the directive of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) of the Office of the President aiming to monitor reports on illegal logging activities in the region and to dismantle Wood Processing Plants (WPPs) and lumberyards that are operating without necessary documents or permits.

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Cimatu orders intensified anti-illegal logging campaign in Mindanao Region

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4-14 cimatu orders intensified anti-illegal logging campaign in mindanao region resizedDepartment of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said he is intensifying the Department’s anti-illegal logging campaign specifically in the Caraga Region to address, once and for all, illegal logging activities thereat. He revealed this during his recent meeting with the top officials of DENR Davao Region held at DENR-XI regional office. 
 
He also said during the meeting that he will include Regions 11 and 10 as part of the campaign as there are instances that illegally-cut logs are being transported towards these regions most especially in Davao. 

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