Zamboanga del Norte…. The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of Liloy personnel in coordination with the Salug Municipal Police Station apprehended an estimated volume of 537.23 board feet of lumber and undocumented STIHL 070 Chainsaw in Barangay Binoni, Salug, Zamboanga del Norte on January 25, 2022.
The apprehension came after CENRO Liloy received a report regarding an illegal cutting activity in the area. Two respondents are already under investigation in relation to the incident. The confiscated forest product has been deposited to Binoni Barangay Hall and the STIHL Chainsaw is under the custody of CENRO Liloy for safekeeping and to be used for the investigation.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) IX reminds everyone of R.A. 9175 also known as "Chainsaw Act of 2002", anyone found guilty of the actual unlawful use of
chainsaw may face imprisonment for 6 to 8 years and/or be fined 30,000php to 50,000php.