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WHY IS the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) not moving against the people responsible for illegal logging in the mountains of Baganga and Cateel towns in Davao Oriental province?

The answer is simple: DENR issued permits to influential people, such as politicians, who abused the privilege and cut down trees not covered by the permits.

If it were not for super Typhoon “Pablo,” the greed of these people would not have been exposed.

Ask anybody in Davao Oriental who they are and they will tell you.

And since the DENR does not want to identify them, I am now taking the liberty of identifying them: Davao Oriental Rep. Nelson Dayanghirang (1st District); Gov. Corazon Malanyaon and her brother, Cateel Mayor Camilo Nunez.

I am making the accusation based on my own investigation by calling up responsible friends and relatives in Davao Oriental who vouched for the veracity of the accusations.

I have concluded that the persons I am accusing here are guilty of the serious imputations against them.

* * *

With the exposé, I’m sure to lose the friendships of Dayanghirang and Malanyaon.

I may even incur libel suits from Dayanghirang, Malanyaon and Nunez.

Dayanghirang used to be the mayor of my hometown Manay, which is two towns away from Baganga which is adjacent to Cateel.

Malanyaon, on the other hand, is a close friend of my sister Wanda.

But this is not about friendship. It’s about moral rectitude which is expected of public officials like Dayanghirang and Malanyaon.

I would rather lose friends than become unworthy of my journalism profession which espouses truth.

* * *

The logs in the mountains of Baganga and Cateel rolled down the bald mountainside, floated on the swollen rivers at the height of Typhoon Pablo, and rammed into houses that were in the way of rampaging floodwaters.

Hundreds of lives were lost because of those logs.

Dayanghirang, Malanyaon and Nunez should be made to answer for their untimely deaths.

* * *

Whoever turned down the US government offer to lend its military helicopters for rescue and relief operations in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley should be held responsible for the prolonged suffering and possibly some deaths of the victims of   “Pablo.”

A government official was quoted as saying, “kaya ng choppers natin ’yan (our choppers can do it alone).”

A week after our old Air Force helicopters started to conk out, our government admitted the need for big US choppers to ferry food, medicine and medical personnel to the battered areas.

Such statements of hypocrisy and kayabangan (braggadocio) on the part of our government were made at the expense of the suffering Pablo victims.

That official should be buried alive with the drowning victims!

* * *

The Banco de Oro (BDO) management has reacted to an item in this space Thursday about a client whose signature on her withdrawal slip was not honored by the bank because it thought the signature was forged.

Candida Espinoza, 77, died a few days after she signed the withdrawal slip so she could have money to pay for her hospitalization and medicines.

But now that she’s dead, how can her relatives pay her hospitalization and funeral expenses?

According to Paquito Vista, BDO public relations officer, the bank will honor the P500,000 withdrawal, it will pay for both funeral and burial expenses, Vista said.

BDO already paid Espinoza’s hospital bills, in reaction to Thursday’s column.

The SM Group of Companies, to which BDO belongs, is indeed walking its talk in reaching out to the public.

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  • ryan andres

    “The SM Group of Companies, to which BDO belongs, is indeed walking its talk in reaching out to the public. ” – Really? How?? By waiting for the person to die and for the incident to be sensationalized??? That was the only time BDO acted, right? Oh, and how about the time they “vowed” to investigate the claim that an OFW “lost” 50k via internet banking? How did they “reach out”? By offering 25k worth of SodexHo???

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/BV6DWTSUHKJGFANJJ5P3WPPTQM Paul

       natumbok mo, ryan,,,,,,walking the talk,,,,not until the poor woman died…

  • gisingpinoy12

    I would rather lose friends than become unworthy of my journalism profession which espouses truth…nakakatawa naman itong si Tufling…kayo ngang mga Kotong Tufling Brothers na mga un worthy jan e!. Baka naman me i endorse ka na man ng makalaban ng mga yan sa politiko? Lumang tugtugin na yan Tufling…Kailangan mo ulit ng Raymart part 2

    • etnarolfawa

      ano ka ba naman gumagawa na nga nang kabutihan  si mr tulfo eh  ganyan pa rin ang ugali mo ………

      • gisingpinoy12

        Pag AC/DC ang journalist…wag kang bibilib bro. Kung sina Ceres Doyo or yung ibang matitino sa Inquirer…bumilib ka ng husto,

    • Nagagalitna

      wala ka talaga Brod talangka ka pa din…hehehe. wala ng tatama sa yo.

  • nti_boohaya

    Nandiyan ka na rin tulfo e idawit mo na rin ang mga taga DENR, kapulisan at kasundalohan na pakapekape lang na imbes na mag inspection paminsanminsan.  Anong ginagawa ng mga helicopters nila? Pang VIP lang pag ikot ikot para mangolekta ng fat envelopes?  It’s too bad that it takes a calamity and many lives lost to prod agencies and people to do their jobs.   I can only hope for the authorities, especially  those who aspire to lead the country to have the resolove to bring the culprits in the court of law.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJFKZU4MSXCFXNSSWKAK5CQN5E adolfo

      Ikaw ang taong mahirap unawain hito na nga ang mga pangalan responsble doon sa illegal loggings sanhi ng pagbuwis na daan daan buhay sa bagyo pablo nabasa mo ba ang mga mangyayari sa kanya o kaya buhay pa nya ang iingatan niya sa pag bigay ng pangalan dito e ikaw kaya kaya mo ito? sa tutoo lang
       

  • pac4

    Admire you Mon, thank you!

  • novaliches

    nakaka-umay na ang iba dito, wala ng makitang tama sa ginawa ng ibang tao.

  • $14523613

    In exposing these influential and powerful politicos, I’d say that Tulfo still had his two big, hairy cojones. I am with you this time Sir Mon and the countless victims of illegal(?) loggers.

  • walangutak

    Sa puntong dawit ang mga ilegal na magtrotroso ay saludo ako sa iyo Mon. Wala na nga lang tayong magawa para mapigilan ang pag ngingitngit ng kalikasan na nadamay na ang nasa daanan nito kahit sino man kundi ang maghanap ng paraan para mapaliit ang maging kahinatnan kung sakali mang maulit ang galit ng kalikasan. Sa punto ng kalukohan ng Banco de Oro, ano na nga ba ang nagyari sa mga nawawalang deposito ng mga kliyente na kagagawan ng tellers at kasabwat ang tagapangasiwa ng sangay katulad ng nangyari sa BDO SM Cebu branch nuon na kung hindi sa maagap na pagpapaalam ng kaibigan ng isang retiree na nasa USA ay malamanh nasaid ang kanyang pundo at hindi lang ito ginawa ng isang beses kundi makailang beses at aprobado pa ng tagapangasiwa ng sangay na yon. Matapos pumotok ang ganoong balita sa biglang natahimik ang pahayagan dito sa Cebu na para bang wala lang nagyayari. Talagang milagroso ang BDO at ilang membro ng Cebu media.

  • $25995786

    I used to rembered that US helicopters bringing help to typhoon victims in the 1960 within 24 hrs like typhoon Dading . Whoever that official who refusedUS helicoptersshould be lynched by the victims.

    • PHtaxpayer

      That doesn’t mean we owe the US anything…didn’t you hear the UN report?  Developed countries like the US only give less than 10% aid to developing countries like the PH, of the the total revenues they exploit from our natural resources.  In other words, US aid is purely propaganda to show the public they care.  In reality, they are protecting their commercial, economic, political and security interests by having military bases here.

  • Josemakabayan

    What happened to the order by the president as soon as he became president to have a total log ban all over the Philippines???? So why is it that these government officials defied his order and continued their illegal activities thereby causing so much damage when typhoon Pablo came ?? Are they KKKK again ?????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRC6XF6FTFFUJXFAG7V3I53NI4 Wilman R

    Mon, that’s the positive side for BDO, but on the other side of the coin I guess they are just preparing this good will in anticipation that people will remember their good deed when there will be riots later on against intsik establishments due to what China has been doing in the West Philippine Sea

    • doncleo

       Goodwill para iwas sa lawsuit.

  • avmphil

    Now the truth had been uncovered for the death of hundreds. Will the Law of the land go for the ” payback” from the culprits? The people will know soon or later. But the irony is; the big boys are sitting in comfort, in Makati. And they are all “untouchables”.

  • arlag816

    Way to go Mr. Tulfo!
    Bravo! May your tribe increae

  • sam_aquino

    “I am making the accusation based on my own investigation by calling up responsible friends and relatives in Davao Oriental who vouched for the veracity of the accusations.  I have concluded that the persons I am accusing here are guilty of the serious imputations against them.”

    if you have solid proofs to vouch your claim, then filing appropriate charges is the next best thing to do…  finish the job you have just started…

    that is the duty of law abiding citizen, mon…

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    “The Banco de Oro (BDO) management has reacted to an item in this space Thursday about a client whose signature on her withdrawal slip was not honored by the bank because it thought the signature was forged.

    “Candida Espinoza, 77, died a few days after she signed the withdrawal slip so she could have money to pay for her hospitalization and medicines.”

    that money had it withdrawn could have saved her life… aanhin pa ang damo, kung patay na ang kabayo???

    “According to Paquito Vista, BDO public relations officer, the bank will honor the P500,000 withdrawal, it will pay for both funeral and burial expenses, Vista said… BDO already paid Espinoza’s hospital bills, in reaction to Thursday’s column.”

    what a consolation, tsk, tsk… i would sue the bank, if they did this to my mother…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

      pera kasi yanpag pinasok mo sa banko ang hirap ilabas pag kailangan na, eh kung duda sila e di nag check sila! hinintay pa mamatay ang tao. bwisit

  • xrisp

    Is there anything new? How many times did our suffering people, especially the poor, experience this?  Only influential people can do such massive and illegal logging. What is the gov’t solution to stop this? Nada! What the present gov’t and its allies could only think of is…… to pass the RHB because there’s lot of money too in that business!

  • http://twitter.com/CJirch charlie jirch

    . . .  punished all the culprits . . .  all this peoplle involved in this mistakes shall be punished . . . .

  • MonMayuga

    Let us see where his expose would lead to. Let us see of DENR Secretary has the balls to go after these alleged illegal logging operators.

    Like we said, President Aquino was elected on the basis of his election campaign to eradicate corruption. He owes no favor from anyone but his bosses, the Filipino people. These illegal logging operators have been making  lot of money from the natural resources which are public domain but the poor people who lived in and around those areas have lost their lives and those of their relatives because of the rampant deforestation illegal logging operations have caused.

    It is high time these illegal logging operations be stopped and violators jailed.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      As obviously every-things where done with bribes,

      then everything is illegal, but what to do with an corrupt Justice ?

  • mekeni62

    everyone knows illegal logging is rampant and the DENR must be aware of this too. This expose’ is a big challenge to Pnoy’s anti-corruption mantra. Let us wait and see.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

      puro wait and see! ang tagal na ni abnoy wala siyang nakikita kung hindi si GMA, itigigil ni na abnoy ang patusada at mga eck eck! kaya lang is he man enough to stand up to the problems of the nation? o pa pogi lang! wala naman siyang nagagawa! bwisit!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NPV7TOHIJPG3UMTLQDTHLQJR7Y Jack

    kung sinoman itong ungas na government official, na puro yabang lang naman ang alam, na tinanggihan ang tulong ng US government para sa rescue and relief operations sa Davao Oriental at Compostela Valley ay dapat ilantad at malaman ng taongbayan at humingi siya ng paumanhin sa lahat ng namatayan at biktima ng bagyong “pablo”

    sana sa susunod na kolumn mo mon ay mabanggit mo na ang pangalan niya. salamat po. mabuhay kayo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E537S3U6BQRNYPYJNK7L2FPH4U Talahib

    Go Ramon Tulfo…good point for naming those influential people who are really the heinous criminals…rather than headlining the small time huweteng kabos, sex scandals of lawyers, escudero/heart evangelista’s sexcapades….

  • tarikan

    Accusing elected government officials of something is one thing making them to account is another thing. All the government officials would say is: I deny the accusations. That is all politically motivated, political persecution, just to malign my good name, old story, election time that’s why, blah..blah..blah. End of story. Nahindot na talaga ang Pinas. 

  • PHtaxpayer

    While most people think of tress as lumber for their houses and furniture, Engineer Palafox has calculated that the average tree is valued at over P6 million if you calculate the amount of carbon dioxide it absorbs and oxygen it releases, the benefit it prevents erosion, retains water in the soil, and supplies food and shade as well as home for animals, etc.  That means if you have 10 trees in your small property, that’s P60million worth of trees.

    You better have a darn good reason to cut those trees!

    • Danny Bravo

      ang  galing  mo  mo  rin,,,  alam  mo  ba  kung  anong  manyayari  sa  inyo,,,at  saan  ka  ba  nakatira,,,  bakit  ba  may  bagyo  ,baha at  land  slide  ,,,isulat  mo  nga  dito  kung  paano  nagagawa  ang  isang  isla  at  saan  kumukuha  para  mag-operate  ito,,,,,,  mahirap  ang  mangmang  namamatay  ng  walang  alam

      • doncleo

         libre naman mag-aral mula elementary hanggang high school..siguro tamad ka mag-aral kaya lumaki ka mangmang..magaling ka lang mang insulto.

  • Danny Bravo

    magpapalamig  lang  yan  balik  muli  sa  dating  gawain,,,,,,,  ang  masakit  iba  ang  nakakatikim  ng  parusa  yung  mahihirap,,,yan  ang  masakit  diyan,,,,,,kapag  may  kalamidad  magbibigay  yang  mga  yan  ng  kaunti,,,,,utang  na  loob  mo  pa,,,sikat  pa  sila,,,,,  ano  sa  palagay  ninyo  dapat  pa  bang isalba  ang  pilipinas  sa  darating  na  dooms day  ,,,ang  sagot kayo,,,kung  anong  gawa  ninyo !,,,,ito  sumama  kayo  dito  sa  katuwiran  ni  phtaxpayer  para ilan  lang  pilipino  ang  matira  napipili  naman  ito

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Illegal logging, illegal jueteng…..ang political will lang ng Pangulo ng Pilipnas ang makakapatigil ng mga activity na ito. Bakit ko nasabi….. hindi mangyayari ang mga illegal na ito kung hindi papayagan ng LGU….nasa pangulo ang susi kung gusto niyang mapahinto ang mga ito dahil ang LGU ay nasasakupan niya…. as Executive & Commander in Chief.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HPGUIIJ44DMCSONOPI4JAEMUZM lex

      meron bang will ang presidente? wala ! pa=pogi points lang, he was bragging of the upgraded so and so to address calamities, eh ano puro advertising lang pala, eh kung talagang ready na sila kautlad ng ads nila eh di dapat in order yung logistics for the worse! political will? abnoy!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KLPCCEL5ADIWVG7GICVNRNP3OA I Love This game

        Check yourself in the mirror & see to it who’s more ABNOY you or your father…

  • http://enria.org/ scconcern

    Goverment is still dysfunctional… maybe for now,  they should start cutting heads of illigal loggers, drug lords, warlords, corrupt officials, without mercy. The country should neeeeed a Duterte to hunt this people….
    Economic crimes (stealing and transgress to make money) are worst than killers…they kill in mass.
    WHEN WILL WE LEARN TO SOLVE THE KILLING DUE TO GREED????

    • zeroko

      Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile is one example of a greedy government official. Some time in the past, he was given by then former Sec. of DENR, Mike Defensor, hundreds of Logging Concession in Samar which was formerly declared as Heritage and unalienable forest. It was declared as a heritage or a forest reserve site by no other than former President FVR and Corry Aguino. 

      Now, how do we go about punishing this old goat? Imagine, an old goat from Senate does not have any qualm in plundering not only the coffer but also our natural environment?

      • http://enria.org/ scconcern

        Agree….
        I was reading a lot of books and I found out most country that advance have upheavals/revolution, where goverment is topple and replaced..some take more than one upheaval…but in the end they progress. The officials knows that they are despensible and their lives is at stake. (eg. USA the civil war, UK/France monarchy upheaval, USSR/China communist revolution, South America the coup d’tat, Cuba plutocratic revolution that leads to socialism)
        Sad to say, maybe we needs this kind of senario…most of our official thinks they are owners of this nations, that they can do whatever wimps.
        I learn that our goverment is psuedo-democracy and plutocracy. The wealthy controls and run the goverment. Governance is business and employment for the plutocrats (source Fidel Castro Auto-Biography)

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VBIZ5ZTCHCIQ7PILRDPH5EWWMY Fernando

        Please lang, kung magpo-post ka ng comments at sa English, paki-sulatin mo sa tamang grammar para maging credible ka. Kung hindi ka makapagpost sa tamang Englsih grammar like subject-verb agreement, tenses, etc. ay isulat mo na lang sa Tagalog, mas higit kang maiintindihan.

        Do not pretend that you are a master of the language if you can’t say or write it very well. Nakakahiya sa mga mambabasa. Nakakasakit ng mata.  

      • http://enria.org/ scconcern

        I have live in North America more than half my life and my way of writing is accepted by multi-national top management, sakit ng pinoy pretending to know english PERFECTLY.
        My accent is pinoy, but never been critisize by whites. In America, we have different accent and sometimes spelling that change with origin of immigrants. What is important is be UNDERSTOOD, if not, you asked the other party… “pardon me, could you expand it more.”
        Pre, ito na ang style ng writing ngayon, due to texting. Saka, may kanya kanya style ang pasusulat…for different reasons. Laos at wala nang classical o specific english.
        Tama na yang pagpansin sa pagsalita at sulat ng English…. Pagpakita lang ng kakulangan sa kaalaman, dahil wala na makita ibang mali…WABI SABI, man thinks he is perfect but actually inperfect.

  • Mortz C. Ortigoza

    I am a journalist based in Pangasinan, just this afternoon I experienced the lousy service rendered by SM-Rosales business service where I have to get the P5000 remittance sent by my brother from the U.S. Imagine, I waited for 25 minutes  to be told that BDO was still processing it. I told them to cancel my transaction because of the snail-paced service. Instead, I chose to get my remittance at  M Lhuillirier in Dagupan City where it took it only 7 minutes there to release the sum. The staff at SM agreed to cancel it. But after one hour as I was traveling to Dagupan the clerk at SM service center text me that I could not withdraw the money to any financial institutions except the one at SM-Rosales because BDO has already released the money. What, after  1 1/2 hour? Tomorrow, I have to cancel some of my appointments because I have to go back there. Does Henry Sy knows how incompetent  his staff at SM-Rosales?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DC6NG5LRTD3HOCQPAYFQ53NWIY Crisanto

    I’m waiting when will Ramon defend his friend Kagalanggalang Gov Espino in this column.

  • $14334231

    how about those in the senate????…afraid of what might be the consequences on you???…btw, i don’t hear any harsh words on eradicating these illegal loggings from the present government….do you know the reasons like most filipinos do????…expose’ is one of your forte, but on this one, you seem tongued-tied….can you elaborate why you don’t write about these people???…..anyway, you have a good start here…but i’ll extend my kudos when you name more politicians, both in congress and senate…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CAWLT6SE3IC36RTDVRUIDWO364 Dag Erickson

    Good job Mon…

  • JosengSisiw1

    this is whatt we need from you Tulfo….go on, we support you.. exposing these bastards_will help even in small ways to straighten out these crooked country.,..

  • zeroko

    Those who are engage in illegal logging, the big time politicians are Filipino-Chinese. Look what the Angara’s of Aurora did. They intend to develop Aurora into an Eco-Zone with Airport. The question is, are they serious or is it just a ploy to divert the attention of the Filipinos to the illegal logging he engage on. Imagine, that area he is speaking of is 12,900 hectares of prime forest. In short, whether he is serious or not on the project is secondary to what he is reaping now, illegal logging. 

    We have to mention that the indigenous tribe and civic organizations who troop from Baler, Aurora are protesting to the wanton irrevocable destruction of their environment. Chinese in general are avaris, or greedy bunch, and they will use any means to attain their goal. Those mountain ranges on those areas are very vital to the survival of our indigenous brothers who rely in these forest. 

    Besides, our stupid government forgot that there was a similar project on the matter of freeport. This is also located in the eastern side of Luzon, which is the Infanta, Quezon project which is unfinished up to the present.

    Then again, what about the 900 million pesos already spend on the Angara’s project. The residence in that place said that there is no mark improvement commensurate to the already spend 900 million pesos. Just like the rest of so many projects, our government are half sincere in really finishing these ones. 

    Let us unite against these abusive Filipino-Chinese in our government!

  • zeroko

    Fair weather friends ang mga Filipino-Chinese like our Lady Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago who hates the Americans but is silent in time of calamity because she knows that America is our number one ally when it comes to assisting us. Why do we keep voting these Filipino-Chinese in our government? Mga bansa ng mga uto-uto! We allow these Filipino-Chinese to dominate our nation.

  • wilms1963

    and what do you call this (human?) beings ….murdrerers and plunderers..
    and .as usual mga npa …may ginawa ba …katulad din ni paje ….wala…they all condone it

    • doncleo

      yung mga NPA na mga tulisan… walang alam gawin kundi manhingi ng pera sa mga negosyante at pulitiko.. revolutionary tax daw..pweeeh!!! magbasa kayo ng mga matagumpay na rebolusyon sa buong mundo na nagwagi kung meron revolutionary tax..hindi magtatagumpay itong mga NPA na ito mga kurakot din,,kasabwat ng lahat ng illegal.

  • regie

    magaling talaga pala itong mga taga bdo. buti na lang duon kami nagbabangko…mabuhay bdo…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BV6DWTSUHKJGFANJJ5P3WPPTQM Paul

    walking the talk? come on,,,,not until the poor woman died….

  • kismaytami

    bdo pa, damage is done muna bago nila ma-realize. Kapag tumawag ka sa hotline, masuwerete ka nang may sumagot sa iyong answering machine “Please wait…”, kapag nag-email ka naman, wala ring nagre-reply. Try mo i-CC ang BSP kapag nag-email ka sa bdo, mabilis pa sa alas-kwatro ang reply.

  • Akosirizal

    How about the Antonino’s of GenSan or d Chiongbians of Saranggani? Naubos na nila ang gubat ng socsargen.

    • doncleo

       at yung Luis Villafuerte sa Camarines Sur.

  • onward

    good job mon!  very courageous individual!

  • randyaltarejos

    Name that government official who boasted that the Philippine choppers could do the transporting of relief goods and other supplies for the typhoon victims in Mindanao. This will make him answerable to the people, particularly those millions who were affected by the recent typhoon Pablo. If he can’t make a good comment. Be quiet. Less talks, less mistakes.

  • randyaltarejos

    It’s good that Mon Tulfo mentioned the names of those who are involved in illegal logging. This modus operandi is no longer new to many officials and employees of the Bureau of Forest Management. Some holders of the timber lease agreement go beyond the boundaries of their logging concessions to cut timbers, which is tantamount to illegal encroachment.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Now that the identities of the illegal loggers are named, what’s next?

    • Mikay Canoy

       wala lang…yun na yun… mention lang niya yung mga name nang involved  tapos killing the issue na naman….hahahaha…nkakatawa nmn

  • etomacq

    Baka naman kapartido ng mga damuhong na yan ang Malacanang? alam naman natin na umiiral ang palakasan system sa administrsayon na ito. Pag kakampi ka, protektado ka! pagkalaban ka, yari ka!

  • dodong1

    who is this government official ramon need to find out who this idwat..

  • doncleo

    SIBAKIN NA SI PAJE!!

  • dorarat

    bakit mauuna si paje?

    ibitay muna mga illegal loggers bago si paje. pag di mo tinira mga loggers na yan then kahit sino ipapalit mo kay paje patuloy pa rin ang logging

  • bagombong

    ganyan katorpe ang mga mayayabang opisyales ng gobyerno, at ganyan ka-walang bayag at buntot ang mga taga DENR …sa bag-bunyag ng mga taong ito ni Ramon Tulpo, maririnig ulit ang sikat na kantang ” I deny it” wala akong alam dyan, political harassment at paninira sa magandang pangalan na inaalagaan ko sa bintang na yan….yan ang mga salitang lalabas sa bibig ng mga inaakusahan…napaka-duwag naman itong mga taga DENR…dito  sa Amerika wala silang sinasanto na opisyales ng gobyerno pag nasangkot sa mga illegal na gawain…

  • paul

    dapat jan death penalty sa mga illegal loggers.

  • kinutil

    DAPAT SA MGA YAHOP NA YAN TOSUKIN NG NAGBABAGANG KABILYA ANG PUWETAN.

  • eirons1043

    Sir Mon, if not for your column BDO will not lift even its tiny finger to help the Dead Depositor.  You know what BDO shall do if not for your column?  They will require the heirs to submit an extra judicial partition agreement, submit clearance from BIR that the old women has paid all her taxes and that all her properties are declared, and so forth and so on until the heirs give up on the deposit and for BDO to charge the account of the dead person for being dormant. That’s how commercial banks operates Sir Mon.  As for the Loggers legal or illegal every sitting President since Roxas to the Tuwid Boy has tolerated it.  So all Living Presidents like FVR, Erap, Gloria and even the honest Tuwid Boy is accountable. How do you punished this surviving ex-presidents and the current one.

  • kinutil

    TAHIMIK ANG BWAKAW NA MGA NPA SA MGA ILLIGAL LOGGERS DAHIL NAGKAKAPERA 

    SILA, PARA DIN TO SILANG MGA LINTA.

  • malek_abdul

    The illegal loggers must be meted with the full force of the law. Now I want to salute  and congratulate you Mr. Tulfo for having the “balls” to expose the names of the illegal loggers. Dati kasi puro ka blind item. I hope the concerned government agencies will do their part in pursuing a case against these illegal loggers. They must be held accountable for the death of a thousand people and hundreds of missing persons including the damage to properties and crops and most especially to the environment worth multibillions of pesos.

  • Komen To

    I salute you Mr. Tulfo for your exposé. We need a DENR secretary with principles and high moral standards, and who could do his job. So many lives have been sacrificed, since the Ormoc tragedy in early 90’s. Can I campaign for a new and true DENR head, Mr. Tulfo? I know there are previous USec in the department who are more than qualified for the job

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OEB7PNSKCCDWVRCF7OLPFRNC5U JUN

    naks,,atapang atao ni tulfo,,sana noon mo pa nasabi yan,,papansin kalang ba para sikat? alam na ng marami yang expose mo,,nakigulo kalang para sikat uli..anyway ok na din maski na huli na!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2VPSRNUA6MZGXS7FX6W5ZRCBI Antonio

    the response of BDO is generally what they called “DAMAGE CONTROL”…

  • Lara Kulit

    Illegal or legal parehas lang yan! tanong niyo si enrile kung anung ginawa nila sa agusan..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L3OTOGACZFETL54S4T3E2KUAYY Jessie

      Yes lahat na illegal logs na punta sa Pimco ni Enreli sa Agusan.
      L

  • joboni96

    ‘turned down the US government offer to lend its military helicopters’

    GOOD
    ng di na naman maka pa sexy ang
    imperyalistang u.s.

    pero but
    kailangan na nating bumili o gumawa
    ng sarili nating heavy lift helicopter

    we can approach the russians
    for their excellent mil-8 helicopter
    for local production of a simple version

    russian soviet designs are
    simple and tough

  • go88

    I guess those officials were those who refused to give enveloppes to tulko, I wonder how much he made from those who paid? must be big collecting time for him
    with christmas approaching.

  • innit1

    You are admired for exposing the names of Politicians who are involved in this illegal activity and who are responsible for the deaths. So what will happen next? Are they going to be tried and prosecuted???

  • buttones

    Good for Tulfo, I am sure the people of the area have known this for years, government departments also have known this I’m sure. The DENR? It’s a joke, billions poured in over the years with zero result- our forest cover and mangrove cover is declining year on year. The person in charge of this organization should not only have the management skills, be apolitical but also should be absolutely ruthless, he should become hated by the miners and the loggers, he should carry a big stick like Tulfo and use it every chance he gets…be it Presidents or peons, Results count, conferences and nattering don’t- the answer lies out in the fields and the forests. The current boss of DENR has none of these qualities—
    STOP ALL LOGGING! And for goodness sake get control of mining Mr President- 90% of our gold is lost to China by smugglers, as is all the other minerals ’we’ own, mined by Chinese companies and shipped of to China and what do we get? A few jobs and a pittance in compensation…..

    • avmphil

      Without prejudice, just who are the culprits? Who are the middlemen? Who are the exporters? Who are the end users of all our precious resources? It’s China the master manipulator of this country. And in its people who run BDO and the likes of them conglomerates sitting in Makati. And of course the central figure will be our “inherited aristocrat” who will be the proxy for all ills created by “frontage power houses”. It a huge linkage that can only be snapped by a new generation of Filipinos who will come to realize the destructive elements that had wriggled its way into Filipino society for far too long.

      • buttones

        Who are these people, these middlemen, these exporters agents, and brokers? I suspect they are legal operatives, the Chinese mining companies shipping out our mineral reserves are- they were listed just the other day in the news, the banks, the share dealers on the exchange, all of them Not one of these organizations give a sheet for the mess that is left behind, the pollution, the devastation, government organizations such as the DNER are basically inept and impotent, which leads me to a conclusion that the most powerful person in PH has no interest in these matters of environmental vandalism. I don’t know who might, or might not, be pulling his strings but if it comes to the point, given our enormous reserves we can’t stop guys from chain sawing down our forests, it’s a sad comment on the administration. The rape of our environment is not a political issue, or should not be so but it seems it is, Credit for planting trees? Wow! No discredit anywhere for cutting them down? Yes who are these people?
        Anecdotally speaking, as a young girl I left my pristine island more than twenty five years ago to seek my education and fortune, came back to enjoy life on the beach and what do I find? Pollution, degradation of all our resources from marine to forests, trash everywhere and people who seem not to care… and I include Government, Senators and Congressmen in that as well- no exceptions. Seems to me those people are more interested in feeding at the public trough than forming some sort of unity about the future of my country. Am I part of that ‘new generation’ you speak of? I hope I am, seems I am lonely, but I will do all I can. My advantage is I am really, really angry, as a kid I was silent, kids usually are- but as they say “Beware the fury of a silent man [or woman as the case might be…]

      • avmphil

        Your comment beats the wit of many wrong doers in this country. But sad, these destructive elements will never fade away until such time the system clamps down heavily imposing dire consequences on the culprits. I have nothing against fair enterprises, but these “ power houses” are a collection of a network that even the doorman will never know the “head” if you can deduce what I am writing.
         

        In the last 20 odd years the only significant or rather infamous names cropped up, that almost closed the Philippine Stock Exchange, entailing ripples in the business world: Antong  Ang and Dante Tan and what happen to them?  But Mr. Estrada was not that bright an agile like his predecessors. And if these “power house” backed guys can still drive around in BMWs. What shall I say more? However, there are hundreds of the likes of these two characters who out there leeching and making a sucker of the many elite Filipinos in general.
         

        Drop by in Baguio and witness what happen to the beautiful Pine Hills; now “SM Hills”. Drop by in San Fernando (L.U.), Vigan, Laoag and need not to say, the slow erosion of a “paradise” you call slipping away. As to your question “am I part of that new generation” well it depends on how the faculty in you will allow moving forward with grit. As for me, past the 3rd with scarce resources, I’m bounded by limitation. “Buttons”, we had come across in comments elsewhere before. Nice to know you are engaged in this forum too.

      • buttones

        Thank you for your comment, and yes it’s ‘buttons’ again- the same girl raging at the world, and the iniquitous path my country seems to be hell bent on. Like you, and many others as well I am bound by my limitations, accidents of birth for one. I do believe in puppeteers, I also believe I think I know where the power lies in this country, it is not at the Palace , it never was.
        As regards Baguio, as a kid I was taken there, OMG it was so cold! [That was before I went to Alberta] Wonderful trees, it was amazing, and now, they tell me it’s just a parking lot– owned by a Chinaman- well that’s progress for you…. Have a nice Christmas by the way….. I see SM have got some real bargains…. And all the way from China! OMG!

      • avmphil

        Thank you for sharing my views. As much as you,the likes of you and me would like to see changes for the better, this system takes a “snail walk” for implementation and stalls deliberately good prospective ideas coming along by elite patriotic individuals. For the vested interest by a coterie sitting in comfort, its going to take as mention at best one more generation. The most pressing need now is to eradicate the many internal problems with an iron fist, and scoop up the scums who deprive the majority with their greed, and bestow the deed they deserve.

        Another area is a “mandated” leeway for corporations to induct the talented young with core interest that runs the nations machinery, that otherwise will not open the doors for fear of exposure of inherited know-how. Talents just can’t work at a ‘galvanizing workshop” along a highway waiting for a breakdown. Until a system comes home for the “people”… paradise is short-lived only during the Yuletide, thank God at least 2 months for that matter in this country. Merry Christmas to you.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        Who are the lumber millers or in construction business distributing lumbers and plywood to lumber stores and hardware?  The Tsinoys.

      • Adam_d_langgam

        The real buttons mad and angry. Good to see you around buddy. Enjoy the holidays. Chill down a bit. These rapists of our environment will continue to prosper for as long as they can deliver votes for the tenant in the palace.

      • buttones

        Thank you Adam —I’ll try to chill a bit, [stock up the drinks cabinet for one!] have a nice holiday season…

      • jdelacruz13

         they are what we called TRAPOs ….all are culprits/middlemen/exporters in the name of making an extra buck .

  • playamoth

    Too late the hero.  Tapos na ang laban.   I’m sure
    you know beforehand what is going on.  You are as guilty as the
    perpetrators of the illegal logging for keeping your mouth shut when you had
    the means to expose their shenanigans.

  • nennen12345

    in relation to the BDO at the last part of this column, i have an advise to everyone.  when you open a new account or if you have bank accounts in any bank, make sure to have a joint account with one of your trusted family member so that when the principal owner dies, your family member can still withdraw the money since her/his name is in it. 

    IF NOT, THE BANK WILL OWN ALL OF THE MONEY LEFT BY THE DECEASED PERSON WHO OWNS THE ACCOUNT.

  • mon key

    Kudos for naming names Mr. Tulfo. The real reason why they American choppers were turned down in the operations is because these choppers could go to the Diwata Gold Rush area and expose a bigger horror there. No news has come out of from the Gold Rush area. It is located in the middle of the quadrangle formed by these municipalities – Cateel and Baganga in Davao Oriental, and Monkayo and New Bataan in Compostella Valley. Go to googgle maps to find out! Access to the Diwata area has been blocked.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BVB65TKC4QYOAHV6J4RJMWUETE Merlin

    mabuhay ka mon for naming the  “mga walanghiya people in our province “..sila ang mga tunay na mga salot sa ating probinsya..sa isang tingin akala natin ang davao oriental ay isang magandang probinsyang sinilbilhan ng mga politikong madasalin yun pala mga hudas at mang-gagahasa ng ating kalikasan..pweh sa inyo mga politikong hudas…

  • johndcross1

    Lintik sinong “government official” yun Mon na nagsabi na “kaya yan ng chopper natin”?  Dapat talaga ibaon yan ng buhay.  O kaya ikarga yan sa kangyang chopper at itapon sa dagat ang hayop na yan!

    At kung tutuo yang sina Dayanghiran, Malanyaon at Nunez ay kasangkut sa illegal logging sa Davao Oriental isama din ang mga hayop na yan na itapon sa gitna ng dagat.  Mga walanhiyang government leaders who violate the laws!

    Mon, just like you I have friends of the Dayanghirang in Davao City. I don’t care if they become my enemy. These so-call government officials are rotten to the core!

    .

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

    Ilang illegal loggers na ba ang naakusahan at naparusahan at the end yung mga nasa gobyerno ang tanging usapan lang is magkano ang hatian porsyento ko % porsento ni ano% sana pamilya ng mga illegal loggers na ito ang mabaon ng buhan ng malaman nila ang epekto ng ginagawa nila.

  • wawangpenoy

    Pag may nangyaring pag-uusig sa mga nabanggit dito, ipapipisa ko ang pangatlong itlog ko.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZPSWRL3XYIEHH5646TCY75DCNM Matthew

    This is where the total incompetence of Aquino in the fact of a major disaster is revealed for the world to see.

    He should have personally overseen a very polite thank you to the Americans for their offer of help and the instant dismissal of the incompetents who mysteriously said no.

    However, Aquino is simply failed president. He knows nothing about leadership and he has a goldfish’s attention span. And, of course, we cannot expect him to be loyal to our nation as the blood of traitors runs through his veins. Just like his father and grandfather before him, this pitiful excuse for a human being is guilty of treason by his actions and also his omissions. If only the cowards and thieves of congress weren’t only interested in their pork barrels because this miserable facsimile of a national leader is guilty of numerous impeachable offences and needs to be urgently removed.

    Straight path? What rubbish.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Mil/100002160424509 Fred Mil

      bring back GLORIA para masaya na naman si Matthew at ang mga kawatan!!!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AH7MNEFRF4G4ZQ6PA2OE4Z3BEU Verlito

        What the Filipino needs are genuine reforms not band-aid approach to lingering problems. What a shortsighted and childish comments to a very serious problems facing the nation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6H5DZKUQTUASP4S6CGTK7B3E4 kevin

    I salute you Mon ,for being brave enough to expose this dinosaur official…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    DENR  SECRETARY  PAJE. . . NATUTULOG  KA  YATA  SA  PANSITAN. .  MAS  MAY  BINATBAT  PA  KESA  SAYO  SI  MON TULFO. . . ANO  BA  GINAGAWA  MO ?

    MABUHAY KA MON TULFO. . .BANATAN MO NG BANATAN ANG MGA UNGAS . .

  • Jun Lee

    So BDO released the money after the account holder has died? I thought this is illegal?
     

  • wakats

    Kudos to Mon for exposing the illegal loggers in the mountains of Banganga and Cateel DESPITE THE TOTAL LOG BAN IN EFFECT SINCE FEBRUARY 2011 WHEN PNOY SIGNED EX. ORDER 23.

    If true, the high officials of the LGUs concerned should be punished to the fullest extent of the law, possibly for mass murder.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    DENR officials are being offered prostitutes and cash everytime they go and inspect logging areas. With money blocking their eyes and tired bodies from sex, they become too lazy to report illegal logging.

    • pubringjuandelacruz

      very true… and this time of the year. they’ll receive their “bountiful” gifts from their benefactors. DENR officials are best suckers!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6SF7TKSMYCQNT5PJSPD2ESQC6Q djoana g

    Bakit ngayon lang inexpose ang illegal logging sa Davao? Impossible naman ata na ngayon mo lang nalaman ito?

  • surigao_miners

    SALOT talaga yan si PAJE! dapat yan ang ibaon sa putik at daganan ng mga TROSO! 

  • tata_boy

    Pnoy, de Lima gumising kayo, huwag kayong matulog sa pansitan.

  • jeffrey_01

    Hindi ba puedeng ma expose ang mga illegal loggers bago ang malaking sakuna at maraming mamamatay?  

    Sana sa sunod uunahin yung mga official ng gobyerno masalanta ng sakuna. Idalangin nyo.

  • $20926843

    What can we say more for that government factotum who declined the offer of the US government to lend their heavy lift helicopters to speed up the relief and rehabilitation of Pablo’s victims? It is a sad testament to the uncalled for braggadocio displayed by this factotum as it truly manifested the character of their inutile and autistic president boss as obviously gleaned after the Luneta hostage crises which shows his smirking and smiling face!

  • http://twitter.com/imMarkawesome Marko Lopez

    unfortunately “a little push” no longer does the trick of exposing these cheap and selfish acts. It has become a trend today that these long overdue publicities be triggered by calamities or other catastrophes that claims hundred of lives. Nevertheless, it takes guts to go head-on straight against these Provincial tyrants. It is now only a matter of time until their schemes be revealed to the world unless the BIGGER TYRANTS carries them around their embrace of inevitability and let this one slip pass by again.

  • jgl41456

    I admire the courage of Mon Tulfo in exposing the downright criminal logging activities of Corazon Malanyaon, Dayanghirang and Nunez and to think umiyak pa si Malanyaon dahil daw sa trahedya. The height of Hypocrisy, she should be punished to the fullest extent of the law if this is indeed true!

  • ArSiEs

    Mr. Tulfo, my nakakalimutan ka ata? Illegal logger na! Smuggler pa! Nandun sa Senado!  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QVR2HMWEPWZA4TV2Z2Q7BYF36A January

    sino ba ang mga malalaking pangalan noon at ngayon sa mga illegal loggers ay nako,, ang iba naging Tongressman,Senador, Mayor at Gobernador,,pag sinira natin ang kalikasan talagang babalikan tayo nyan,,kasalanan natin ito kasi konsintidor tayo sa mga namumuno sa atin,konting barya lang tiklop agad ang bibig at bingi na tainga natin. o Human Rights at mga NPA saan na kayo,,may naiitulong ba kayo? isa din kayo na mga konsintidor maka china kayo…

  • kipbuts

    and aside from that, the good former Davao City Councilor and incumbent Governor of Davao Oriental, Honorable Corazon Nunez-Malanyaon is allegedly receiving monthly “lagay” up to 50,000,000 PhP from the influential albeit “untouchables” mining operators in Taragona, Davao Oriental. 

    We count on the Aquino III’s “Matuwid Na Daan” crusade kung may magagawa ba sa problemang ito. 

    Sana naman may imbestigasyon sa naturang expose para ma-clear ang integridad ng mga nasasangkot na opisyal. Kaya pala silent lang si GPH Panel Member ng OPAPP’s GPH-CNN, Hon. Ednar Dayanghirang about the mining ang logging activities sa kanyang probinsya dahil may “kaapelyido” pala siyang sa pamumutol ng kahoy sa kabundukan ng Davao Oriental.  

    Isali na rin ang butihing Governor ng Compostela Valley Province, Gov. Uy at mga taga-DENR ng Region XI. You aggravated the effects of the typhoon by your clandestine activities. Sana mabilanggo kayo habambuhay. You abuse your position as government officials.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JYXFICNPEUYZX6D6F2NRHBZQCE JP

    And don’t forget the veteran Senador with his newly-released, self-aggrandizing biography which conveniently left out his amassed wealth through his 95000 hectare logging concession in Samar and ordered the Las Navas massacre of 45 men, women and children who’re opposed to his logging concession (as worse as Maguindanao massacre) and was immediately covered up by the gigantic Martial Law machinery which is why very few people know about it today… Gerry Ortega who was opposed to the environmental rape and theft of Malampaya funds by the Reyes brothers who are now fugitives, the Capion family, pregnant mom and children riddled with bullets for opposing Sagittarius Mines in Tampakan, the murder of lady forester Melania Dirain who was gunned down in her own office after uncovering that gov’t vehicles with red plates were hauling illegally-cut timber in Cagayan… and of course the long struggle of Fr. Balweg and the indigenous peoples of Kalinga and Apayao who opposed the Cellophil project of Marcos crony Herminio Disini that cost many lives during the Martial Law years… nakakahiya talaga ang record natin ng environmental protection… kung sino pa sanang pumipigil sa deforestation ay sya palang tumutulong magkalbo ng bundok… its not surprising anymore that Mother Nature is letting us feel her wrath with killer storms that should have been very survivable to most of the now-dead victims if only the forests were left intact.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZFJ33JUQK7G5OSYRA7OXSEKIZU Accountant Tax

    mr. tulfo, hats off to you. you are a brave journalist unwilling to sacrifice the truth.

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