DA calls DENR’s attention regarding illegal logging in Samar
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol has called on the attention of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) about the continuous illegal logging operations in Northern Samar.
“Flying over the forests of Northern Samar yesterday morning, I saw worrisome illegal logging activities which apparently have not been monitored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,” Piñol said.
“This forest area could be somewhere between Catubig and Las Navas as we were flying south from Mapanas,” he added.
Piñol pointed out that illegal logging operations, while under the scope of the DENR, has always been a serious problem for agriculture because without the forest cover, the rivers will run dry.
“Of course, it follows that when the rivers run dry, there is no agriculture to speak of,” he added.
He then called on DA’s “co-workers in the DENR to please dispatch a helicopter to fly over the area and check out these illegal logging operations”.