Office of the President

Calendar of Events

<< December 2014 >> 
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
  8  91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Trivia

OTHER LINKS

basura patrol final
votevigan-web
story of juan-web
CBEP-web

Region 3

DENR team nets P5M worth of hot logs in Aurora, Quezon provinces

logsCITY OF SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA -- At least 3,000 pieces of hot logs were confiscated in mid January 2011 by an 81-man joint anti-illegal logging team in the Sierra Madre mountains, along the Umiray River in the boundary of Aurora and Quezon provinces.

The catch brought to over 200,000 board feet the total volume of contraband logs confiscated by the DENR since the regional office mounted a campaign against illegal logging in 2006.

DENR Regional Executive Director Ricardo Calderon said the logs were floated down the Umiray River from the cutting areas within the 12,000-hectare private timberland of the Green Circle Properties in the Quezon side of the Sierra Madre mountains.

“We are closely coordinating with forest protection officers from Quezon to synchronize our efforts and level up our surveillance and monitoring activities in the Dingalan-Gen. Nakar area,” Calderon explained, adding that big-time financiers from Mauban, Quezon are bankrolling timber poaching operations to supply local woodworks and pallet manufacturing industry in southern Luzon.

Calderon said DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje has earlier placed eight monitoring stations and checkpoints on red alert in a bid to root out timber poachers and neutralize illegal logging in the tri-boundary of Aurora, Nueva Ecija and Bulacan provinces.

In a related development, DENR officials have filed illegal logging charges against Mayor Rommel del Rosario of Bagac, Bataan, after some 1,000 board feet of undocumented lumber loaded on a government truck registered to the town government was found in his private residence.

Del Rosario, who described the sawmill in front of his house as “carpentry machine,” was under surveillance by DENR operatives for the past six months after being tagged by concerned residents of Bagac as behind the illegal logging trade in his town.

The DENR also recommended the filing of administrative and criminal cases against Bagac police chief, Sr. Inspector George Santiago, after some 1,900 board feet of confiscated lumber due for donation to the Department of Education allegedly “disappeared” under his custody.

Since 2006, the DENR’s regional office has already confiscated a total of 870,000 board feet of contraband forest products valued at P29 million, and filed over 150 illegal logging cases in local courts.

NEWS

PH initiatives to protect Sulu-Sulawesi seascape gets boost from Germany
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sulu Sulawesi Seascape-web

Germany has pledged financial support to the Philippines’ conservation initiatives within the Sulu-Sulawesi Marine Ecoregion (SSME), according to Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje of the DENR.

Paje said a memorandum of understanding was signed on December 10 between the DENR and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, in connection with the grant.    >> more 

Other News

More News


PHOTO RELEASE

More Photos

FEATURE

A YOUNG VOICE CALLS FOR PROTECTING ENVIRONMENT, WILDLIFE

grade 6-front-banner-web

(Editor’s Note:   In an email to DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje,  an awed sixth-grader  writes a moving tribute to the DENR’s groundbreaking  gains  over the past four years. Sophia Javier of St. Bridget School of Quezon City precociously connects the dots to show why   the country’s  stride  for economic  progress  depend on the seemingly remote task of  “protecting the endangered species and preserving the environment.”  >>more

More Feature Articles


IN OUR REGIONS

DENR-Region-4A

CAVINTI CAVE   Regional Technical Director Dr. Domingo Bravo of the Department of Envir...

DENR-Region 5

NEW MANGROVE PLANTATION   Young mangroves line up the beach head of Sitio Tarahid, Jose...

DENR-Region 5

LUMBER CONFISCATION   Some 9,800 board feet of lumber of various hardwood species are b...

  • DENR-Region-4A
  • DENR-Region 5
  • DENR-Region 5

More In Our Regions

Trunklines/Hotlines

trunklines2-webhotlines2-web

Follow Us

facebook2  

FRONTLINE SERVICES

citizen charter front-web2

Announcements

  • 1
  • 2

Disaster-Consciousness-tarp-Final-webSecretary Ramon Paje's letter to co-workers 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyber-Security front-webThere is a need to provide info to DENR employees on how to protect themselves from people abusing technology for their own gain.

 

Geoportal-WEB

enrsis new

geo-hazard-mapping
national-greening-program

cc3

PBB-web

transparencysealecc
denr-procurement
philgeps

Page Statistics

Content View Hits : 3271898