DENR-13 apprehends 546 illegal logs in Sumilao river

By HERZON F. GALLEGO 

BUTAN CITY, May 22 -- The DENR-13 Anti-Illegal logging Task Force headed by the Chief of Enforcement Division Forester Modesto Lagumbay, Jr.  has sought for the identities of timber poachers operating at the former concession area of the PICOP Resources Inc.   at Rajah Kabunsoan in Lingig, Surigao del Sur following the apprehension of 546 pieces of illegally-cut logs of gubas species in a recent raid at the Upper Sumilao river. 

DENR 13 Regional Director Charlie E. Fabre said the DENR -13 Enforcement learned   of the illegal cutting of trees from the DENR Patrol Base in Sta Maria in Trento, Surigao del Sur who conducted reconnaissance patrol and sighted several floating logs along the riverbank of Sumilao river in Barangay San Ignacio. 

He said that a team from the Regional Enforcement was immediately dispatched to the area which joined the task force composed of personnel from the PNP 3rd Maneuver Company based at the Bunawan Brook and PNP Trento, Agusan del Sur and CENRO Bunawan under Ranulfo L. Climaco to verify the report. The team scooped the abandoned logs along the riverbank and took them to a DENR depository area.

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