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In view of DENR Secretary Roy A. Cimatu’s priority program to intensify forest protection and anti-illegal logging efforts, the DENR XII and DENR XI convened in an Inter-Regional meeting on April 29, 2021, at Koronadal City.
 
In his opening message, DENR XII Regional Executive Director (RED) Atty. Felix S. Alicer commended the initiative of DENR XI for an inter-regional meeting to toughen the two regions’ partnership towards law enforcement on forest protection.
 
“It is time for DENR to effectively implement the laws. There has to be coordinated efforts among regions", RED Alicer emphasized.
Meanwhile, DENR XI RED Bagani Fidel A. Evasco expressed his gratitude to DENR XII for hosting the meeting.
 
He also added that their full-force presence with the Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resources Officers PENRO/CENROs manifested serious implementation on environmental laws.
“We are here to strengthen our enforcement, environmental laws, rules, and regulations," RED Evasco said.
 
The whole day meeting was set to discuss matters on illegal cutting, and inter-regional transport of forest products including those apprehended within Mt. Apo Natural Park, and issues on the overlapping of political boundaries.
 
The meeting followed the prescribed protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19.| (Photos by: DYBalidong)