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          Philippine National Police supports the laws and regulations governing forest lands in our country in intensifying its drive against illegal logging to protect forests, its conservation and management.

          Recently, on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Tanjung Wharf, Brgy Kajatian, Indanan, Sulu, personnel of Indanan MPS received information from a concerned civilian regarding presence of pieces of good lumber stacked at the said wharf.

          Indanan MPS personnel went to the said area and recovered 20 large  pieces of lumber with an estimated measurement of MOL 500 board feet and an estimated market value of MOL 20, 000.00 pesos.

          Initial investigation disclosed that the said items were brought by the suspect/s to the area by a motor banca from a nearby island of Indanan, Sulu. Fearing a possible arrest, the suspect/s abandoned the lumbers at Tanjung Wharf. The intercepted items will be turned over to the office of CENRO - DENR Sulu for proper disposition.

          PBGEN Samuel P Rodriguez, RD, PRO BAR appreciates the help of the community in the region’s drive against criminality. PRO BAR highly acknowledges the fact that for every peace and order campaign, the people’s support is a key to its success.

          The Philippine National Police adheres to the directives of our President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in mobilizing all LGUs and PNP units to protect the environment and making it as one of their priorities. Winning the campaign against illegal logging is not only for the environment but for the Filipino citizens and for the future generations. Intensifying forest protection and anti-illegal activities are part of PRO BAR’s thrust in preserving peace, order and safety in the entire region of Bangsamoro.

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