Monday, February 11, 2008

News: ‘Hot’ logs seized in Dinagat Island

Aides of Dinagat Islands Gov. Geraldine Ecleo-Villaroman seized more than 3,600 board feet of illegal lumber in Barangay Boa, Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands Sunday, the Dinagat Provincial Information Office said.

The lumbers were from endangered hardwood species like magkono, yakal, red lawaan and doyok-doyok.

Earlier, the governor and her family claimed they were getting death threats after she launched an intensified anti-log poaching campaign in the island province, which is being groomed as an "eco-tourism center" in Caraga Region.

Villaroman claimed having received text messages from concerned citizens in Ba­rangay Boa after arriving from Manila that illegal lumbers were being shipped out at the shore of the said coastal barangay. More ...