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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

DepEd, beneficiary of confiscated lumber from DENR checkpoints

By:  Pat Nano

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, 28 Feb. 2012 (PIA) -- The Department of Education (DepEd) will be among the first beneficiaries of the lumber confiscated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

This assurance was given by Forester Clark Carbonilla, Chief of Forest Management Service in Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Ozamiz City, regarding the lumber that have been confiscated by the Philippine National Police in the province and in the city as well.

He said the confiscated items will never go to waste, especially those classified as the good lumber because it will be turned over to DepEd to be made into chairs, desks and so forth.

Carbonilla clarified that transporting logs without the proper documents would mean that the cutting of logs have been illegal and would require the logs to remain in their custody.

He said CENROs are given the task to dispose of the confiscated lumber as per administrative order signed by the regional office of the DENR. (PN-PIO/PIA 10 Mis. Occ.)

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