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Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)

PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 19, 2012

DENR donates P4.6 million of confiscated logs

by Eric. F. Gallego

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 19 (PIA) -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga has disposed some P4.6 million worth of confiscated logs to the the Department of Education (DepEd), local government unit, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and military sector.

This represents a total of 1,294 cubic meters of logs and 58,317.73 bd.ft of lumber and flitches products.

Regional Executive Director Leonardo R. Sibbaluca said the DepEd/Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) were given about 967.18 cubic meters of logs and 58,317.73 board feet of lumber and flitches which it manufactured into arm chairs.

Several officials of public schools have also requested from the DENR for the confiscated lumber products for the construction of classrooms last year. These public schools are the Isla Heneral Integrated School in Carrascal, Surigao del Sur which requested 21 pieces (1,00.50 bd.ft) of toog species lumber, the Ayoki Elementary School also of Carascal, Surigao del Sur which asked for 181 pieces ( 2,890.50 bd.ft.) of lumber, the Cahian Elementary School in Barangay Kapatungan, Trento, Agusan del Sur which requested 444.32 bd.ft of lumber and 17.83 cubic meter of logs worth P 115,905.40 , and the Antongalon Elementary School in Barangay Antongalon,Butuan City requested 500 board ft of lumber.

The officials of the Manobo Tribal School Development Center in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur was also granted by the DENR with their request of 4,859.89 bd. ft. of lumber products and 17.83 cu.m. of logs which they used for the construction of a classroom building.

The DENR has also donated 12,608 bd. ft of confiscated lumber products and 123.16 cu.m of logs to the provincial government of Agusan del Sur which it used for the construction of display booth for Naligayan Festival and to the Municipal Government of Lanuza in Surigao del Sur.

The DENR likewise donated a total of 191.48 cu.m of illegal logs and 2,643 bd.ft of lumber to the Philippine National Police and the military. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)

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