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DENR and 91IB confiscate illegally cut lumbers

BALER, Aurora – In line with the continuous effort on Law Enforcement Support Operations (LESO) despite of the implementation of General Community Quarantine, the 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion, 7ID, PA under the leadership of LTC REANDREW P RUBIO INF (GSC) PA, Acting Commanding Officer and PENRO Aurora headed by Mr. Fortunato Ortiz Jr, Chief Enforcement of PENRO AURORA successfully
conducted anti-illegal logging operations at Riverside Camp Site, Barangay Pingit, Baler, Aurora on 30 May 2020.

The said operations resulted to the confiscation of five hundred (500) board feet of illegally cut lumbers.

On the other hand, Community Support Program (CSP) team and one (1) team of troops from CCoy, 91IB led by 1LT GENESIS G SALILI (CE) PA, Charlie Company Commander, 91IB with personnel from DENR Maria Aurora, Aurora headed by Ms Grace Padua conducted anti-illegal logging operations at Barangay Diaat, Maria, Aurora, Aurora resulting to the confiscation of three hundred twenty-two (322) board
feet (Red Lawaan and Yakal) and ten (10) sacks of charcoal on 02 June 2020.

Mr. Alfredo Collado, Head of PENRO Aurora appreciated the troops of 91IB for the untiring effort and support extended to their agency which greatly contributed to the success of their campaign on anti-illegal logging operations in the whole province.

LTC RUBIO commended his troops for the successful law enforcement support operations. “The Army’s 91IB will continue to provide security assistance and support to the LGUs, DENR, DILG, and other law enforcement agencies in protecting the forests and the
environment in general,” he said.

COL ANDREW D COSTELO INF (GSC) PA, Commander, 703rd Infantry Brigade, 7ID, PA, lauded the successful conduct joint Anti-Illegal Logging Operations of the 91IB and PENRO AURORA.

“We, the Philippine Army especially the units under my brigade will intensify its close coordination and collaboration with different agencies in its campaign on anti-illegal logging and anti-illegal drugs in order to ensure the protection of the environment as well as public safety. We never tolerate such acts or any illegal acts whenever, whoever,” COSTELO said.

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