P. D. 705 VIOLATOR SENTENCE TO 26 YEARS INPRISONMENT BY COURT

Cagayan de Oro City- For illegally transporting undocumented forest products and for failing to present pertinent papers issued by the government,  Judge Evelyn J. Gamotin-Nery, Acting Presiding Judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 11 in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon convicted a certain Pepe Tacastacas for violating Section 68, P.D. 705 as amended by Executive Order No. 277, Series of 1997.

Tacastacas was sentenced to the penalty of imprisonment of 21 years, 2 months and 10 days to 26 years, 4 months and 20 days, for having unlawfully transported a total of 805.96 board feet of lumber flitches on April 19, 2013 at Barangay Kiabo, Malitbog, Bukidnon without the required authority of permit with the use of his Fuso canter truck bearing plate No. TMR-621.

The court also acquitted co-accused John Benjamin Sepulveda, the nephew of Tacastacas’ wife and truck helper who turned state witness and testified the transportation and hauling of the undocumented forest products..

During the preliminary hearing, P/Insp. Joseph Molo of PNP-Malitbog along with PSI Russel Chaves, PO2 Richard Omongos and PO1 Renard Dilag alledged that after they received a tip from a reliable source. The team proceeded to the place and intercepted a conveyance driven by Tacastacas accompanied by Sepulveda and loaded with undocumented forest products towards the direction of Sta. Cruz, Claveria, Misamis Oriental.

The Community Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) Officer Ferdinand Dagulo, then OIC of CENRO-Manolo Fortich accompanied by Forester Mark Espital and Noel Jabagat conducted inspection on the conveyance and accounting of apprehended forest products.

Prosecution witnesses P/Insp Molo, Noel Jabagat of CENRO-Manolo Fortich testified to the court that the suspect during the apprehension has no permit while transporting the said forest products.

After weighing all the circumstances and explanations of the witnessess, the court then convicted and orders a Warrant of Arrest for Pepe Tacastacas and confiscation of the 805.96 bd. ft. of lumber flitches with the total amount of P644,768.00 and will be turned over to the government. RSCIS No. 07-255-2017

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DENR 10 CONDUCTS ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS IN NORTHERN MINDANAO

To monitor the number of migratory bird that pass through the coastal and wetland areas in Northern Mindanao, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 conducted the Annual Waterfowl Census (AWC) in the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental.

The conduct of the annual waterfowl census will determine the areas frequently visited by migratory birds, its condition as well as the status of coastal and wetland areas which is affected by land conversion, natural calamities and other human activities.

During the 2017 AWC assessment, a total of 1,988 migratory birds of 31 species were identified in ten wetland areas in northern Mindanao that include Pulangi Wetland (NAPOCOR Dam) in Bukidnon; Alubijid Wetland, El Salvador Wetland, Magsaysay Wetland, Opol Wetland, Pangasihan Wetland all from Misamis Oriental; Bonifacio Wetland, Sinacaban Wetland in Misamis Occidental; and Matampay Bukana Wetland and Mukas Karomatan Wetland in Lanao del Norte.  

For 2018 AWC assessment, according to Donato Bojo, a staff from the Protected Areas Management, Biodiversity Conservation Section, DENR field personnel has yet to finalize their reports and as per initial observation, there are possibilities that a decrease in numbers of migratory birds will be observed this year, he added.

Bojo stressed out that the decrease of migratory bird population will be due to external factors observed during the actual counting to include high water level in some fishponds, other sites were converted to commercial areas and the unpredictable weather conditions due to climate change.  

The annual Waterfowl Census is conducted by the DENR simultaneously with other countries along the Austral-Asian bird migration flyway, to provide information on the global status of wetlands. Wetlands, which include lakes, rivers, marshes, mudflats, mangrove swamps, etc., play a vital role in human existence. (RPAO PR No. 01-05-2018)

Photo Releases

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (right) was welcomed by Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Initao personnel headed by CENR Officer Myrna Neri (2nd from right) during his visit to region 10 on November 27. (RPAO PR No. 12-413-2017)

DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (left) speaks with DENR 10 officials and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office personnel of Misamis Oriental during his visit to Northern Mindanao on November 27 in Cagayan de Oro City.

Secretary Cimatu challenged the men and women of DENR 10 to strengthen its partnership and coordination with the Local Government Units in their respective area particularly on ecological solid waste management. (RPAO PR No.12-414-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu points out Air Pollution, Water Pollution and Solid Waste Management as primary focus of DENR 10 during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017(RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Cimatu (center) presides the Turn-over Ceremony of outgoing DENR 10 OIC, Regional Director Edwin B. Andot (right) and Incoming DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (left) during his visit at the Regional Office, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City on November 27, 2017. (RPAO PR No. 12-416-2017)

DENR 10 Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center), (from left to right) NEDA 10 Assistant Regional Director Mae Ester T. Guiamadel representing Regional Director  Leon M. Dacanay, Jr., DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe, (more...)

Regional Director Arleigh J. Adorable (center) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 hopes to harmonize issues on the ground with the signing of the Joint Operating Manual No. 1, Series of 2018 (more...)

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources Employees Association (DENREA) provides ₱5,000.00 as financial assistance to 17 DENR employees who were victims of Typhoon Vinta on January 12, 2018. (more...)

ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS. Joint DENR 10 regional and field personnel from Community Environment and Natural Resources Office-Gingoog City patiently count migratory bird Little Stint (Calidris minuta) species (more...)

ANNUAL ASIAN WATERFOWL CENSUS. A flock of Black-Winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus) was spotted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (more...)

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