Philippines: Citizen’s must be vigillant to help stop logging

Bulut said the DENR should stop issuing permits to applicants for
logging concessions and mining activities in this province because
these would result in the eventual destruction of the environment of

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The Cordillera office of the Department of Environment and Natural
Resources (DENR) appealed to officials and residents of Apayao to keep
their vigilance against illegal logging and mining in this province.
The DENR warned that if not checked, the illegal operations could
result in environmental disaster.

The appeal was aired by Primitivo Galinato Jr., Cordillera DENR director, during the regular quarterly meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) held in this province. Earlier, Apayao Gov. Elias Bulut Sr. asked DENR to stop issuing permits to loggers and miners, including companies. Bulut said
that there should be consultation with the people and officials before
the DENR issues logging and mining permits. He said the region’s
natural resources must be preserved and protected, and the government
should not allow unscrupulous individuals to deprive future
generations of their right to exploit, utilize, and develop their
resources. Bulut admitted having been pressured by top government
officials who are allegedly forcing provincial officials to allow
logging and mining concessions to operate in their province, but the
financial and technical capabilities of the applicants are doubtful.
Director Galinato assured provincial and municipal officials that the
DENR will not allow any logging or mining company to enter Apayao
without the approval of the officials and the affected communities.

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Comments (1)

ireneJuly 10th, 2011 at 6:32 am

lahat ng bagay may limitasyon at lahat pinag babayaran maging ng buhay lalo na ng mga walang muang at itong mga walang muang na ito ay walang ng pagkakataong makita ang ganda ng kalikasan.sana marami na tayong liksyong matutunan.

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