The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy, Monitoring and Enforcement personnel in collaboration with Philippine National Police (PNP) of Tampilisan Municipal Police Station confiscates last Wednesday 143 pieces Mayapis lumber in Barangay Tilubog, Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte.
The CENRO Liloy team found the forest products abandoned while they were conducting their surveillance in the said barangay. The apprehended lumber is estimated to have a value of php 45, 906.67 equivalent to 1,147.6 board feet.
The confiscation is due to violation of Section 78 of Presidential Decree 705 (Forestry Code of the Philippines) as amended by Republic Act No. 7161.
The lumber are now deposited at DENR sub-station in Barangay Gatas, Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte for investigation.
Photo courtesy of CENRO Liloy.