𝐊𝐎𝐑𝐎𝐍𝐀𝐃𝐀𝐋 𝐂𝐈𝐓𝐘, 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐂𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐨 – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 through the Enforcement Division (ED) recently spearheaded two separate learning events participated by different batches of enforcement personnel from the field offices to boost protection of wildlife and forest products in the region.
The enforcement personnel were capacitated in the learning events on “Personnel manning Forest Products Monitoring Station on environmental laws cum prosecution and filing of cases under Presidential Decree No. 705, as amended” and “Wildlife filing and prosecution of cases under Republic Act 9147.”
Atty. Felix S. Alicer, regional executive director (RED) of the DENR-12, emphasized in his message the importance of calibrating employees' knowledge on gathering of evidences, familiarization of documents and case build-up which is necessary to the successful filing of cases in court.
“The spectrum of enforcement starts with surveillance, monitoring and patrolling that leads up to the filing of cases in court," he said.
Apropos to the objectives of the said events, RED Alicer also suggested to have a levelling off event with environmental crime prosecutors for the speedy disposition of cases.
ARD for Technical Services Engr. Mama G. Samaon said “These learning events were just timely for enforcement personnel, especially the neophyte enforcers, to start the calendar year right and to keep abreast with the new frontiers of laws, rules and regulation.” (With report and photos from Enforcement Division) | RSCIGM For more photos, please click here