In response to the request of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) effort to fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office of Oroquieta City donated logs to the 10th Infantry Battalion of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division on May 8, 2020.

The donation of logs is in line with AFP’s request from CENRO Oroquieta City for the rehabilitation and repair of their existing bunkers to be used as isolation rooms in preparation for any Persons Under Monitoring (PUM) and Persons under Investigation (PUI) infected with COVID-19 in their respective camps and barracks.

A total of 35 pieces of Mahogany round logs (3,035.84 bd. ft.) with a market value of Php 91,075.20 were donated by CENRO Oroquieta to the AFP. The said logs were derived from the trees affected by the road widening project of the DPWH along the national road in the vicinity of Brgy. Tuyabang Alto in Oroquieta City.

The Deed of Donation of Mahogany logs is one of DENR’s efforts in pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 11469 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act”.

Moreover, CENRO Oroquieta City distributed food packs to frontliners from the Philippine National Police, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Bureau of Fire Protection and personnel from the LGU of Oroquieta manning the checkpoints along the national highways of Misamis Occidental in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

CENRO-Oroquieta also donated assorted lumbers to the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) of Oroquieta City last April 17, 2020. The said donated lumbers are intended for the construction of Isolation Quarantine Rooms and beds in preparation for any COVID-19 related incidents in the city.

CENRO Oroquieta pledged to support the local government units under its jurisdiction to prevent the spreading of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (With report from PENRO Misamis Occidental) #TayoAngKalikasan (RPAO MR No.05-125-2020)