Environmental SWAT team mulled
Environment Secretary Regina Lopez said she is forming a strike force, similar to a police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, that will fight illegal loggers and fishermen.
ABS-CBN reported that Lopez wants the team to be composed of former police and military personnel who would be able to conduct swift raids.
She said Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa and Armed Forces chief General Ricardo Visayas are helping her form the team.
She said she wants her department to manifest “the same kind of action scenario in saving the environment” that President Duterte is showing in anti-drug campaign.