INTER-REGIONAL MEETING. In the interest of the service and in view of Environmental Secretary Roy A. Cimatu’s priority program to intensify forest protection and anti-illegal logging efforts, the DENR XII and DENR XI convene in an Inter-Regional meeting on April 29, 2021, at Koronadal City. In his opening message, Regional Executive Director of DENR XII, Atty. Felix S. Alicer commends the initiative of DENR XI for an inter-regional meeting to toughen partnership towards law enforcement of forest protection from both regions. “It is time for DENR to effectively implement the laws. There has to be coordinated efforts among regions.” 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 Provincial/Community Environment and Natural Resouces Officers PENRO/CENROs manifest serious implementation on environmental laws. “We are here to strengthen our enforcement, environmental laws, rules, and regulations”. Evasco said. The whole day meeting is set to discuss matters on illegal cutting, and inter-regional transport of forest products, including those apprehended within Mt. Apo Natural Park.| (Photos by: DYBalidong)