The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IX Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) personnel of Siocon in Zamboanga del Norte yesterday June 10 conducted multiple operations against environmental laws violators within their area of jurisdiction.
Two major operations were conducted by CENRO Siocon headed by CENR Officer Rey Jalandoni which focused on anti-illegal logging operation within Siocon Resource Reserve (SRR) and monitoring of Environmental Compliance Certificates (ECCs) for Sand and Gravel (SAG) permittees in Siocon and of TVI Resource Development Philippines (Phils.) Inc. at Sitio Canatuan, Barangay Tabayo, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.
The anti-illegal logging operation which was in coordination with the PNP-Siocon Municipal Police Station (MPS) resulted in the apprehension of Fifty-five (55) pieces of abandoned White Lauan lumbers with an aggregate volume of 550.67 board feet or 1.30 cubic meters at Barangay Latabon, Siocon, Zamboanga del Norte.
Likewise, the Office monitored Eleven (11) SAG permittees with corresponding Environmental Compliance Certificates (ECC) together with the Provincial Environmental Monitoring Office (PEMO) Community Development Officer. The activity focused on the compliance of permit holder to the terms and conditions stipulated in the Sand and Gravel Permit and set of rules and regulations prescribed in the ECC to the proponents located at Barangay Bulacan, Siocon and Sitio Diangas, Barangay San Jose, Baliguian, Zamboanga del Norte.
This Office also monitored the ECC of TVI Resource Development Philippines (Phils.) Inc. and found them compliant with the terms and conditions.
Meanwhile, a Notice of Stoppage was issued to a Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title Holder at Sitio Canatuan, Brgy. Tabayo, Siocon and Sitio Malusok, Brgy. Kilalaban, Baliguian for illegal mining activities in the area.
CENRO Siocon assures the public that they will continue to pursue this unrelentless drive against environmental laws violators in the fulfillment of the Mandate of the DENR.
Photos by CENRO Siocon Personnel