Also apprehended from the scene were twenty two (22) pieces of dipterocarp lumber with a volume of 1,178 board feet,108 yakal lumber with a volume of 2,150 board feet, one unit bandsaw, and one chainsaw.
Also apprehended from the scene were twenty two (22) pieces of dipterocarp lumber with a volume of 1,178 board feet, 108 yakal lumber with a volume of 2,150 board feet, one unit bandsaw, and one chainsaw.
Report further states that the boat builders and alleged owner Mario Rodriguez failed to present legal documents supporting the use of wooden materials and equipments for the construction. DENR operatives said persons involved are facing possible violations of Section 77 of PD 705 or the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines.
DENR 8 Regional Director Leonardo Sibbaluca emphasized that the DENR will be unrelenting in its effort to protect the forest resources of the region. "The full force of the law will be imposed upon violators, and if found guilty, they shall suffer the penalty thereof," said Director Sibbaluca.
The unfinished boat, dipterocarp lumbers, and the bandsaw are now under the custody of Brgy. Kagawad Rizalido Eval since immediate transfer to the nearest DENR office is not yet feasible. The apprehended yakal lumbers were brought to the headquarters of the 546th Engineering Construction Battalion, 53rd Engineering Brigade, Phil. Army at Kuta Cancabato, San Jose, Tacloban City, and the chainsaw was brought to the headquarters Naval Station Discoro Papa of the same camp for temporary custody pending proper disposition.
Area Development, Subsidiarity and Federalism
by USEC PHILIP CAMARA
(Published in The Manila Times, 05 January 2017)
TIMES of crisis are windows for great opportunity. That is an old Chinese saying. But in these troubling times (for many), what opportunities indeed lie ahead? There are quite a few and the promising thing is they seem to be opportunities that would open up given current trajectories or the way things are unfolding. Indeed, 2017 may be the year that developmental change finally proceeds.
The world is shifting away from the international policies of recent decades that, while they have created well-being for unprecedented billions of people, have likewise resulted in great tensions. Not just tensions between peoples but tensions between people and their environment and even tensions inside people due to an identity overly linked to consumerism rather than their inherent truths; consumerism that threatens the very sustainability of Mother Earth.
One such opportunity is the re-emergence within government of the area development paradigm or development framework under Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez. While Sixto K. Roxas was its initial advocate in the late 1960s it had unfortunately been bastardized in several big government projects that went puff! (just as the autonomous regional experience is going puff!) due to wrongful implementation, which in turn was due to a misunderstanding of what area, development is basically about.
With Secretary Gina at the helm of a major government department that has a direct and meaningful role in national development, the area development paradigm is set to take off and this time under the leadership of a capable and knowledgeable environment and natural resources secretary. For one, Secretary Gina has been a practitioner of area development approaching the various undertakings of the ABS-CBN Foundation in Palawan and other provinces wherein the local people were the implementers and the beneficiaries of the eco-tourism projects that simply highlighted the potential of their area (thus the term area development).Read more...
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