AKO BICOL ‘strongly condemns’ illegal logging activities in Catanduanes

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The AKO BICOL party-list said that it “strongly condemns” the proliferation of illegal logging activities in the province of Catanduanes.

“AKO BICOL strongly condemns the rampant illegal logging activities in Catanduanes which were recently foiled by the elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group,” the party-list said in a statement.

Illegal loggers were nabbed recently in Catanduanes, which even prompted Rep. Cesar Sarmiento to file a resolution seeking to probe the matter at the House of Representatives.

Sarmiento, chairman of the House transportation commitee, represents the lone district of Catanduanes.

“Given that illegal logging and deforestation play a huge role in climate change, it is imperative that every Filipino takes a proactive stance against any activity that will endanger not only the lives of Filipinos today, but of the future generation as well,” said the party list.

The partylist also asked Bicolanos to be vigilant and protect the natural resources of the region.

“Keeping in mind the welfare of our children, AKO BICOL calls on each of its constituents to be vigilant against illicit activities, especially when it involves the denudation of the forests in Bicol, and the depletion of the province’s natural resources,” said the partlist.

The AKO BICOL has three representatives in the lower House, namely Rodel Batocabe Alfredo Garbin and Christopher Co.