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4ID troopers apprehend illegal logging in AgSur

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, Mar. 23 (PIA) - Troops from the 3rd Special Forces Battalion under the Operational Control of the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division together with Rosario Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer confiscated illegally cut logs “Lawaan” at Barangay Anoling, Rosario, Agusan del Sur on March 20, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Nemesio De Paz, Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Rosario, Agusan del Sur accompanied the troops during this anti-illegal logging operation. The confiscated Lawaan logs was estimated to have a market value of P300, 000. The said logs were turned-over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office-Caraga in Butuan City for proper disposition.

Colonel Gregory Cayetano, commander of the army’s 401st Brigade, thanked the people who provided them information about the abandoned illegally cut logs in the area. "Thank you for your unending support to the government in protecting and preserving our environment. Again, I warn the illegal loggers if you don’t stop your illegal activities," said Cayetano.

"We will exert all our efforts in supporting the government’s campaign against illegal logging to avoid further destruction of our natural resources," said Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo Leonardo Jr, commanding officer of the 3rd Special Forces Battalion.  (4ID PA/PIA-Caraga)