is hitting hard on its goal to legitimize land ownership," Cimatu said.
He added he was surprised to learn the DENR
has no office in Boracay.
We will be using all our government and the DENR
assets and personnel to do this job.
But the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Western Visayas said the armed police officers and soldiers were merely escorting the DENR
personnel on the request of the agency.
The environment chief said a 12-member team consisting of local DENR
officers from the forestry, mines and environment bureaus has been created to look into possible irregularities in the operations of Sodaco and SPLC.
It will be followed by the actual launching of the DENR
CALABARZON bamboo project and the rehabilitation of Laguna Lake through the SIAD Strategy.
More than 120 DENR
personnel coming from different regions are now in Boracay undertaking crackdown as recently ordered by President Duterte.
We will meet with them and if they cannot present to us any documents that would prove their legal occupancy-say, special permits from the DENR
such as FLAGT, or the forest land use agreement for tourism purposes-we will tell them to vacate the area,'' Sampulna said.
Rica said DENR
will form monitoring and law enforcement units in ports and airports composed of DENR
personnel and deputized enforcement officers from the police and local government units to watch the region's 34 major ports, three airports and small seaports to thwart wildlife smuggling.
We will bring here a distillation plant to extract the essence of ilang-ilang, DENR
National Resources Development Corporation chief Sylvia Ordoez announced.
The BusinessMirror reported that the DENR
would be validating said list submitted by BIWC, a utility company coowned by the Ayala Group and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, to the House Committee on Tourism on January 24.