𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧, 𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧; 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟏𝟐, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 – – In a collaborative effort to combat wildlife trafficking, the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) under the Department of Transportation (DOTr), led by Terminal Chief Mark Anthony Manlavi, turned over approximately 20 kilograms of confiscated Giant Clams (𝑻𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒂𝒄𝒏𝒂 𝒈𝒊𝒈𝒂𝒔) to the PCSDS District Management Division Calamian.
The confiscated Giant Clams were originally in the possession of a passenger on an aircraft at Busuanga Airport and were subsequently placed in the custody of the Coron District Management Office. The turnover was facilitated by the Wildlife Trafficking and Monitoring Officer in conjunction with the DMD Calamian Monitoring and Enforcement Section.
The Giant Clam is listed as an “Endangered” species under PCSD Resolution 23-967.
The PCSDS encourages fellow citizens who happen to encounter or capture any live wildlife to kindly turn them over to our office or call our hotlines: PCSDS Wildlife Enforcement Unit (WEU) at 09319642128 (TNT) and 09656620248 (TM), or the PCSDS Front Desk hotline at 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You can also send a message to our Facebook page for any concerns you may have.