THE members of the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Anti-Environmental Crime Task Force (PAECTF) have undergone a one-day orientation seminar on environment laws to boost environmental efforts and protection in the province.
Conducted by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro), the seminar was held at the provincial capitol of Zamboanga del Norte on Tuesday, August 29.
Amancio Onga, Pentro’s chief of Monitoring and Enforcement Section, said the orientation was initiated to support the environmental protection efforts of the provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte within its area of operations.
Onga said the orientation was also aimed to give supplementary knowledge to the PAECTF members in the implementation of the recent environment and natural resources (ENR) laws and policies in environmental protection and law enforcement.
The topics discussed during the orientation seminar include the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines, Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, Chainsaw Act, Violation of ENR laws, rules, and regulations, Mining Act, Salient Provisions of Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, and National Integrated Protected Areas System.
Zamboanga del Norte Governor Rosalina extended her deepest gratitude to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for the partnership in protecting the environment of the province.
“Their expertise and guidance are very useful to strengthen our implementation of ENR laws and policies. Together, we are building a legacy for our environmental protection that will be greatly useful for generations to come,” Jalosjos said.
Cidur Julsadjiri, Penro-Zamboanga del Norte, expressed his gratitude to the provincial government for their everlasting support in the name of environmental conservation management.
“We have to continue our effort on how to make this task force effective and indeed address the prevailing environmental issues and concerns here in Zamboanga del Norte,” Julsadjiri said. (SunStar Zamboanga)