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Risk Score
60.6
Risk Profile
Higher Risk
Conflict State
No
Log Export Restriction
Yes
Other Timber Export Restrictions
Yes
Import Regulation
No
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April 14, 2022

A man was arrested after illegally loading Lauan timber  in Purok 8, Pandullian, Barangay Mabantao, Kapalong, Davao del Norte, on April 13. The operation was launched by the joint force of the Special Operations Group XI, Kapalong Municipal Police Station, Regional Mobile Force Battalion XI, and 1102nd MC.

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April 5, 2022

Anti-illegal logging operatives seized P432,000 worth of undocumented lumber in Allen, Northern Samar over the weekend. The 288 pieces of illegal cut lumber were loaded in a wing van truck when intercepted by the Philippine Coast Guard and Northern Samar Provincial Police Office (NSPPO) personnel at the Balwharteco Port in Allen town on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

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March 16, 2022

A 24-hour regionwide simultaneous law enforcement operations of the Police Regional Office 2 resulted in the arrest of more than 100 persons involved in illegal drugs, wanted persons, loose firearms, illegal logging.

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October 27, 2021

Policemen in Northern Samar province confiscated hot lumber with a commercial value of over P400,000 at a checkpoint in Allen town on Wednesday.

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September 17, 2021

The Environmental Law Enforcement and Protection Service (ELEPS) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has arrested four illegal loggers in the municipality of Tabuk in Kalinga province on Sept. 2.

The operations conducted by DENR-ELEPS, together with the Kalinga Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources, DENR-Cordillera Administrative Region, and DENR’s Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (AILTF), also led to the confiscation of illegally cut acacia logs and a chainsaw.

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September 2, 2021

A barangay captain in Agusan del Sur was arrested for his alleged involvement in illegal logging activities in the area.

Brig. Gen. Romeo Caramat Jr., the director of Police Regional Office in Caraga (PRO-13) identified the arrested village chief as Gabby Natinga, 43, of Barangay San Pedro, Prosperidad town.

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August 26, 2020

In 2010, the Philippines had 13.2 million hectares of natural forest, extending over 62 percent  of the archipelago’s land area. Last year, the country lost 46,800 hectares of forest. That is larger than Cebu City and most of the cities in Metro Manila. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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