Authorities seized over P2.3 million worth of logs allegedly cut from the forests of Fuga Island in Aparri town over the weekend.
The logs were seized from six men identified as Joseph Visario, Rudy dela Cruz, Sonny Trinidad, Ronald Pablo, Tomas Pablo and Edgar Valera, said town police chief Chief Inspector Mina Domingo.
The suspects are facing charges for violating the anti-illegal logging law before the Aparri provincial prosecutor's office.
The logs, which include species of kamagong, dita, molave and balong-ita, were turned over to the custody of the Department of Environment and ...
To fulfill its goal as the 'Lubeg' capital of the country, the constituents of this town have planted almost 30,000 Lubeg trees in majority of its National Greening Program (NGP) plantation sites.
Engr. Leopoldo Colosaga, environment officer, said 50 hectares of their reforestation project sites were already planted with Lubeg tree, while the other sites were also planted with forest and fruit bearing tree species.
"We prioritize the Lubeg seedlings in our tree planting activities and we endeavor to produce more Lubeg fruits for the livelihood of our women sector. This is aside from fulf ...
Dredging of the Cagayan River is a cover-up to large-scale magnetite mining in the valley, a group of environmentalists who conducted a fact-finding mission in the river last September 17 and 18, said.
The environmental investigation mission (EIM) covered the municipalities of Lallo, Aparri, Calamaniugan and Gonzaga, which are considered magnetite mining hotspots.
While the Provincial Government of Cagayan denies report of Chinese mining companies operating in the area, Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment national coordinator Clemente Bautista Jr. said in an e-mail that magnet ...