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The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office in Dolores, Eastern Samar (CENRO Dolores) donated 1,108 board feet of confiscated lumber to the 52nd Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army.

DENR CENRO Dolores disclosed that the donated lumbers are sourced from forest products confiscated by the office as a result of intensified law enforcement operations.

This donation is specifically intended for the construction and rehabilitation of 52nd IB’s administrative building and dilapidated quarters and mess hall within its camp located at Brgy. Dao, Oras, Eastern Samar.

The donated lumbers were gratefully received by the Commanding Officer of the 52nd IB, 8th ID, Lt. Col. Joven D. Bugarin during the ceremonial signing of Deed of Donation held at DENR CENRO Dolores. It was attended by the OIC, PENR Officer of PENRO Eastern Samar, Forester Delia Abobo-Benitez together with the OIC, CENR Officer of CENRO Dolores, Forester Flordeliza C. dela Cruz and PENRO Eastern Samar OIC-Chief, Technical Services Division, Forester Myron O. Garcia.

Regional Executive Director Tirso P. Parian Jr. said, “intensified enforcement operations which lead to the confiscation of illegally sourced lumber should serve as a warning to violators that the Department remains resolute in its forest protection efforts. The DENR will not waver in its fight against illegal logging. It will ensure continued protection of our forests”.