Execs hope Lanao trees get respite | Inquirer News

Execs hope Lanao trees get respite

/ 12:05 AM December 26, 2016

SAPAD, Lanao del Norte—Lanao del Norte officials said they hoped that the recent raid on illegal sawmills here would provide respite to the abuse of Mt. Inawayan.

On Thursday, four illegal sawmills were dismantled by personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro), police and the military in the hinterland villages of Dansalan and Baning here.

Insp. Rando Salvacion, the town police chief, said the sawmills were reportedly owned by Nunungan town councilors Aminoden Makatanong and Lazaro Alamada, Makatanong’s sister, Salam Penduruan and another resident.


Makatanong has denied ownership of two sawmills found adjacent to his residence but admitted these belonged to his sister.


“I already advised my sister and brother-in-law but they did not listen to me,” he said.

Salvacion said charges are being prepared against the suspected owners of the sawmills.

The seized machinery and other equipment—along with forest products recovered—will be used as evidence. —RICHEL UMEL AND NASH MAULANA

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: logging, trees

© Copyright 1997-2024 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.