ALABEL, SARANGANI PROVINCE – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 12 has officially launched on Monday (May 30) the Anti-Environmental Crime Task Force (AECTF) checkpoint located at National Highway of Barangay Maribulan here.
Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Glan Dr. Rosalinda B. Cortez said the checkpoint will help to strictly implement the laws involving enforcement or violations on environment and natural resources like the illegal transportation of forest products and wildlife.
She also expressed her gratitude to the provincial government of Sarangani, specifically to current governor and newly-elected congressman Steve C. Solon, for his contribution in environmental protection.
In his message, DENR-12 Regional Executive Director Atty. Felix S. Alicer emphasized the need to update and capacitate the department’s personnel in enforcing environmental laws and procedures to help bring people closer to the environment.
RED Alicer also pointed out the need to establish a monitoring station in the municipality of Malungon to regulate the incoming routes from neighboring provinces and regions.
Also present in the ceremony were Governor Solon, PENR Officer Maria Elvira Lumayag, PASu Joy Ologuin, Provincial Assistant Administrator Engr. Gerald Faciol, Alabel Municipal Councilor Paul Villamor, MENR Officer Engr. Allan Rivera, PNP Alabel, and Barangay Kagawad of Maribulan Diosdado Sichon. | With report and photos from JCDumanon, CENRO Glan IO Designate