Haresco to put up funds for rebel returnees
DENR Region VI will soon employ the services of additional forest protection officers as part of its campaign former insurgents.
Aklan Cong. Teodorico T. Haresco has committed for the creation of eco-warriors out of his cash for work program and additional P500,000 for the hiring of Bantay Gubat under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) or Resilient and Peaceful Community Program.
Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and supported by concerned government line agencies, local government units and civil society organizations.
Under the DENR-OPAPP Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-02, both agencies agreed to provide livelihood support to former combatants by creating viable partnerships through the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) and forestry-related activities.
confiscations of forest products, number of conveyances confiscated and cases filed in court against violators.
The government has beefed up its anti-illegal logging campaign with the creation anti-illegal logging task forces in the municipal, provincial and the regional level. These task forces are headed by the DENR in coordination with the PNP, AFP and LGUs.
The government is serious in its campaign against illegal logging activities, including the conveyance of undocumented forest products, Sampulna said. He added that forest protection could be accomplished through collaborative efforts from the different sectors in society.
Sampulna said Haresco also suggested for putting up of a mechanized seedling nursery in Aklan.