The PCSDS’ Enforcement Team apprehended two (2) individuals for unlawfully using one (1) chainsaw unit in Bgy. Bancao-bancao, Puerto Princesa City on November 13, 2021.
Based on the apprehending team’s report, they immediately went to the given location at 3:30 PM on the same day after they received the information that there was a chainsaw operation activity that occurred in the said barangay.
The chainsaw operators were caught in the act of illegally cutting down a tree using a chainsaw unit which, in the course of the investigation, was found to have a defaced serial number. After the apprehension, the Enforcement Team, on the same day, went to the PNP station to file an incident report regarding the confiscation.
Criminal and/or administrative charges will be filed against the said persons for violating R.A. 9175 or the “Chainsaw Act of 2002.”
Meanwhile, the PCSDS calls on persons who happen to have known individuals who may have violated environmental laws, to report them immediately thru hotline numbers 0935-116-2336 (Globe/TM) and 0948-937-2200 (Smart/TNT). You may also send us a message through our Facebook page for your other concerns.