Combined elements of Dumingag MPS, RPSB 9, 53rd IB-Philippine Army, and DENR conducted an operation on illegal logging at Mount Paraya, Barangay Salvador, Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur at about 5:00 PM on June 15, 2017.
This resulted in the arrest of three individuals named Salvador Jumalon Requelme, resident of Barangay Mangilay, Siayan, Zamboanga Del Norte, Ramon Zamora Basig-Basig, of Sitio Tuboy, and Pedrito Silahas Tagaro, resident of Mount Paraya. The group was caught in the act of cutting endangered lawa-an trees. Confiscated from them were log bolts of lawa-an trees with an estimated volume of 1,000 board feet. The arrested persons and the confiscated lumbers were brought to Dumingag MPS for proper disposition.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9