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Despite being exposed in this space, illegal loggers continue to operate in Davao Oriental, with contraband logs coming down from the mountains, said to be the work of prominent politicians in the province.

The logs are unloaded in Barangay Holy Cross in Manay town, where Rep. Nelson Dayanghirang of the First District used to be mayor, for transport to other places.

Trucks loaded with illegal logs pass through the office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Barangay San Ignacio, Manay.

Why do DENR personnel in San Ignacio look the other way when the trucks pass by?

This answer came from a Davao Oriental resident: “Kay pigahatagan ng suborno ang mga DENR sa Manay asta lain na lugar sa kanato probinsiya (Because bribes are given to the DENR in Manay and other places in our province).”

In Saturday’s On Target, I  quoted my sister Wanda as saying Gov. Corazon Malanyaon shed copious tears when I accused her—as well as Dayanghirang and  Cateel Mayor Camilo Nunez—as being involved in illegal logging.

To quote Wanda again: “Cora is devastated to the point of questioning her faith in God. She really cried hard and poured out her sentiments to our friend Peluchi.”

Wanda, those were crocodile tears. Arte lang yun! (She was just play-acting!)

As to her questioning her faith in God, did Malanyaon ever think of God when she, Dayanghirang and Nuñez were reportedly ordering the indiscriminate cutting of trees in the mountains of Baganga and Cateel?

A tree is God’s creation and cutting it down is like destroying one of His creations.

I am appalled at how my sister Wanda can sympathize with illegal loggers and not with the suffering people in those towns.

Their actions have not only caused massive floods and left many families homeless in Baganga and Cateel, but countless deaths as well.

The illegal logs rolled down the mountains and floated in the swollen rivers, bulldozing bridges and houses in the way of the rampaging floodwaters.

The runaway logs killed hundreds of people.

Sympathizing with illegal loggers is like sympathizing with criminals.

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I am surprised why Malacañang continues to play deaf to my accusations of illegal logging against Dayanghirang, Malanyaon and Nuñez.

Is it because I haven’t produced evidence? I’ve already pointed out a crime; it’s now the government’s turn to gather evidence.

Sure, nobody in Davao Oriental has come out to denounce the unholy alliance, but this is understandable.

Prudence is the better part of valor because the illegal loggers are said to be protected by armed goons.

May I suggest that the President order the National Bureau of Investigation to look into my allegations.

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  • barugokid

    these loggers are worse than the worst mass murderer, the philippines has ever known. lethal injection is too easy for these guys.

  • Luthmar

    Mr. Tulfo, perhaps you should show your sister the places you mentioned so that she will have a great idea of what logging (especially illegal) do to the environment.  Show her that total devastation caused by logging.

  • JK1000

    Mon, masyado kang ma EPAL  gusto mo lagi papansinin ka. Ang daming problema ng gobierno hindi lahat ay kayang tugunan. Bakit hindi mo tumbukin ang dalawang nakinabang sa loggings sa atin bansa na nasa senado ngayon, Si KUYA at si MANONG.

  • ikulong

    ANG YABANG NI TULFO. AKALA MO SYA ANG BOSS. PORKET BA SINABI MO AY AASIKASUHIN AGAD. MAG PRESIDENTE KA NA LANG.

    • c7cinbox

      tama naman sya dito. diba tayo(pati na si mon t.) naman talaga ang boss ni pinoy? sya ang may sabi nyan.ang isang empleyado na may initiativo and creativity ay di na kailangan pang sabihan ng boss nya sa dapat nyang gawin. unless kung walang alam ang empleyado kundi hintayin lang ang 15th and 30th of each month.kawawa ang company ! !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

    Eto na’t nagpakita ng bayag si Mr Tulfo tapos sasabihan pa ng epal at yabang. SUsmaryosep naman!
    Dapat naman talaga umaksyon kaagad si PNoy sa expose na ito dahil sa bigat ng nangyari sa Bangaga at Cateel.
    This is the single most important issue that our government should be pursuing with tenacity.
    Ramdam ko ang pinagdadaanan ng mga taga CAteel at Bangaga dahil naranasan ko ang Rosing Loleng at Reming, mga pinakamalakas na bagyo in recent history.
    Yung mga nasa comfort ng kanilang bahay at opisina, na hindi namatayan, at hindi nakakaranas ng gutom ngayon, na hindi nawalan ng kabuhayan…ng lahat lahat na sa buhay dahil kin PAblo, KUNG WALA KAYONG MAGANDANG SASABIHIN, PLEASE TUMAHIMIK NA LANG PO KAYO!

  • tata_boy

    Mukhang natutulog lang sa pansitan si Pnoy at si de Lima, gumising naman kayo. Ano na ang nangyari sa Sendong tragedy? Isang taon na wala pa rin resulta. Kung di ninyo kaya ang trabaho eh mag-resign na lang kayo, nakakahiya na kayo.

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

    baka mga kakosa ni pnoy sila kaya huwag na tayong umasa na may mangyayari sa kanila

  • randyaltarejos

    Nagiisip na naman kayo mga igan. Perhaps, the DENR is still gathering so much evidence to pin down the culprits. Or some of the DENr personnel involved may be thinking of ways to get out of the quagmire. But I’m sure some DENR officials will be made answerable for their  sins.

    • kismaytami

      Gathering so much evidence, or gathering so much$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$…

  • sacrebleau

    Maybe Tulfo should’ve gone to the concerned authorities first before publishing names in his column. I wouldn’t be surprised if he has preempted this case. At any rate, where is the evidence?  If all that a “journalist” has to do is publish a name and an investigation will follow, then that would put certain “journalists” in an enviable position of raking in a lot of money for not publishing or publishing names.

    • TagaKalos

      Anong sinasabi mong preempted this case eh hindi pa naman ito kaso, isyu pa lang ito HUNGHANG! Ikaw ha manang mana ka doon sa presidente sa malakanyang na inutil at bakla na walang katuturan yung mga pinagagawa at sinasabi.  Hoy mag-ingat kayo na mga kampon niya dito dahil balang araw ay makikita na lang kayo na may bigti sa leeg gamit yung kangyang simbolo na yellow ribbon na naging lubid OGAG!

      • sacrebleau

        O, kandatae ka kagad sa salawal e. Preempt = as in destroy evidence, kill witnesses and establish alibis. Hindi mo mahuhuli yung alam na sa media na tagilid sila.

        Investigation muna before publication.

        Sana mey utak ka to understand what I’m saying.

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

        Dude, pag pasensyahan mo na yan. Di na makapag isip ng maayos yan kasi gutom na. Wala ng kita sa corruption eh. Hek hek hek

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4S7CCEZUDRLKQ4LDLVCSUJCXKE Xymann Dario

       if you would ask me,i’d rather say that all will fall in deaf ears.kung pwede lang sana,ulitin ulit ng diyos yung pagsulat nya sa dingding sa harap ni nebuchadnezzar if i’m not mistaken.

  • plunderer

     mga kabayan IT WILL TAKE TIME…just wait…DUE PROCESS MUST BE FOLLWED

  • les21reago

    With your exposee MON, the writing is on the WALL for PAJE…Paje will be replaced next year that is my reading…Mon would you be please if Ping Lacson will head the DENR?

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

      Very unlikely because next year is election year and Paje is backed up by the inlfuential INC.  I think Paje himself is not that corrupt.  He’s just up against very powerful government officials and politicians. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RWPOD4ER5LJPDQU3N32NAC74X4 johnnie r

    …kadikit ni Pnoy mga ‘to, kung ka-alyado ni Gloria mga yan, kahapon pa tagpas ulo ng mga yan!!!

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

    Mr. Tulfo is a very controversial journalist and not all his columns were accurate.  But this time, he names those responsible for the illegal logging.  There’s no need to produce evidence if indeed truckloads of illegal logs are seen being transported.  That’s the evidence.  But Mr. Tulfo has a huge problem ahead.  If no action is taken against the named illegal loggers and he suddenly stops writing about it, then people would suspect that he’s also bribed to shut up.  So, he has no choice but to continue hitting.

  • 444mangyan888

    Manong Mon is back..!!!

    Go go koyang..!!!

  • 444mangyan888

    Why like that..?? When Manong finally showed us his balls after our incessant bashing, only a few dared make comments..??
    Dati inaabot ng libo commetn sa column nya ah, kahit wlang kwenta..

  • randyaltarejos

    Time to get the hatchet. DENR pay attention, and look into the matter now!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TCQMRK4HVOSF2IGML46TAGKMXU Benjamin

    Kaya malimit mademanda itong si Tulfo ay dahil sa mga paraang ito. Madaling magdawit ng pangalan ang mahirap ay kung mapapatunayan mo ito. Ang gawin mo Mr. Tulfo ay hulihin mo sa bitag ang Governor na iyon either with picture or audio para mapatunayan. Mere accusation is not applicable before the court of justice.  Kahit sino ay puwedeng magsabi na si ganito ay kasangkot doon. Remember, how many times were the Pinedas in Pampanga exposed as Jueteng Lords pero walang nangyayari hanggang ngayon?  Pati na ang kaso ng Gobernor ng Pangasinan na kasabwat sa jueteng ay malabo pa ring makulong. Dapat ikaw mismo Mr. Tulfo ang nagsampa ng demanda laban sa Governador at isama mo pa ang kapatid mo na ayaw maniwala sa iyo.

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      that is why he is asking the government to investigate!!! read the story again.

      • Maitum

        idol mo si gloria ha….yudi…

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

       Attack and Collect.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Mon, bakit nga ba hindi umaaksyon ang mga hunghang sa yong mga expos’e?
    DENR Sec Paje, bakit hindi mo erelieve muna ang iyong mga tuta sa San Ignacio o sa buong Davao Oriental habang nagiibestiga ka?
    DILG Sec Mar Roxas, ganun din si Gov Malanyaon and Mayor Nunez, mga six months suspension, tulad ng sa Cebu!
    Speaker Belmonte, I hope the whole Congress is not being dragged by one of your congressmen? Anong sey mo Rep Dayanghirang?

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

    I am surprised why Malacañang continues to play deaf to my accusations of illegal logging against Dayanghirang, Malanyaon and Nuñez.
    Is it because I haven’t produced evidence? I’ve already pointed out a crime; it’s now the government’s turn to gather evidence.

    minsan tanggalin mo ang hangin sa ulo mo mr. tulfo at lagyan mo ng utak na matalino..kayabangan kasi ang nasa utak mo..’di mo ba nabasa ang sarili mong sinulat?..sabi mo diba “ACCUSATIONS”? gusto mo umaksyon ang gobyerno sa akusasyon mo? gusto mo mademanda ang mga inexpose mo dahil lang sa akusasyon mo?hay..di ko alam kung matatawa ako sayo o maiinis. 
    kung gusto mo tulungan ang gobyernong mapanagot ang mga taong binabanggit mo e pumunta ka sa kinauukulang otoridad hindi yung gusto mo masusunod, porke nagsulat ka ng expose sa column mo gusto mo umaksyon ang gobyerno? tikas mo naman talaga,,hanep! 
    in a way, alam namin na gusto mo at namin na mapanagot ang may sala pero wag namang akala mo kung sino kang hari kung magsalita o mag-utos. pakiusap mr. tulfo, kung ikaw mismo o yung mga kaibigan o kakilala mo ay may ebidensya..pinakamaganda magsampa nalang kayo ng kaukulang demanda sa binabanggit mong mga pangalan. salamat po.

    • Charlotte Mumin

      JUN. Bobo.. Bat di ka pumunta sa lugar namin, Ang DAVAO ORIENTAL, ng makitah mo at masabi mung tama si Tulpo. Lahat ng pulitiko sa amin elligal loggers, di lang ang yang tatlo ang sangko, pati na rin ang mayor at v-mayor ng baganga. From mayor nazarino to vice mayor Turok monday, sila din yung mga nangungunang illegal loggers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPUPSBWP2WEBCCPGHRY54UCTOM Anne Torre

    The accused officials are certified turncoats. lol. So how can Nhoynoy, the gullible, act on your expose? But what is really questionable is: Hundreds of millions were received by this administration for the victims, mostly coming from abroad. Where is the money? Why not inform the public in the affected areas on how much were given to the Governor, to the Congressman, and to the Mayors for relief assistance? 

    Millions are said to be given by Malacanang to the officials but a man killed his brother-in-law because of short relief goods. Hospitals remain roofless. Evacuation centers are yet to be constructed or rehabilitated. Medicines are very short. Let the officials post the distribution of relief goods and their amounts. The people are asking the indifferent officials: Where are the millions and millions said to be released for the victims’ assistance and relief goods?

    Are the money kept for the coming election? Nhoynoy, sir, where is transparency for your hyped anti-corruption?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPUPSBWP2WEBCCPGHRY54UCTOM Anne Torre

    To Malacanang: Post in conspicuous public places in the affected areas how much were given to the Governor, Congressmen and Mayors. Hundreds of millions had been donated!!!Relief assistance are very short that a man already killed his brother-in-law in Cateel because of food shortage. Money are said to be pocketed for the coming election.

  • whyinthisworld

    Fire Paje and his cohorts at DENR. Am sure 90 pct. of DENR employees are corrupt which they inherited from previous administrations ie ramos, estrada and gloria, the evil leaders of this country we ever had.

  • jaygibi

    punyemas na gobyerno ito.. masahol pa sa nakaraang administrasyon..

  • waybookog

    totoo po ang paratang na iyan…80 yrs na po ang pamutol ng kahoy sa lugar na yan…isipin nyo walang coast guard sa banda riyan…political dynasty-mga apo (dayanghirang) hanggang kasalukuyan nakapwesto. ngayon nyo nakita sa mapa ang lugar na matagal ng kinalimutan ng national government.

  • Charlotte Mumin

    Sir Mon. Bat di mo sinali sa tatlo ang mayor at vice mayor ng Baganga, isa din sila sa mga nag trotroso. Dapt nyan sa kanila makulong.

  • felix1959

    Go! go! go! Tulfo brothers, ipagpatuloy nyo ang mag ginagawa nyo para sa bayan! kayo ang pag- asa naming walang boses na masa!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_244E6RC6JYHJGKONBHGNND5K7Q Miguel Sarco

    me moratorium sa logging sa mindanao mula pa nong 2010. pero pag napadaan ka sa mga highways sa davao oriental, compostela at davao del norte ngayon, sure ako na me makikita kang trucks of logs. di ko sure bakit wala aksyong ginawa ang national govt.

    tama si tulfo, alam ng mga tao sa davao oriental kung sino ang mga nasa likod ng logging (at mining) pero takot ang mga ito, dahil bayad nila ang media at naka-zipper ang mga head ng military at police, huwag na nating pag-usapan ang DENR dahil lahat tayo alam na mga corrupt ang karamihan diyan.

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