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By Sara Jane delos Santos
May 2, 2012

Through the joint efforts of the Olongapo City government, Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and of the Olongapo City Police Office, illegal loggers were apprehended in the act of cutting trees at Lunduyan St. Balic-Balic Sta.Rita last week.

CAUGHT IN THE ACT. Suspects identified as John B., 22 from Leyte and Wermer M., 44, from Surigao were caught in the act of illegally cutting Kupang trees at Lunduyan St. Balic-Balic, Sta.Rita, Olongapo City last week. Caught in their possession were two jungle bolos, a 72- inch chainsaw, one  liter of gasoline and 15 pieces of Kupang logs of different sizes.  Kupang trees are ideal for starting reforestation projects.

The police identified the illegal loggers as John Lee Minerva Bolbar, 22 years old, from Leyte and Wermer Consigera Migollas, 44 years old, from Surigao.
By Sara Jane delos Santos
April 30, 2012

The Olongapo City government has started its watershed characterization study with the assistance of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Subicwater, operator of the water system in the city.

A watershed is an area of land from which all runoff drains or “sheds” to the same river, lake, or other body of water.

City Supervising Agriculturist Jhobal Sebarrotin explained that through watershed characterization, primary and secondary data in relation to the watersheds’ socio-economic, biological and physical factors will be studied to come up with an integrated watershed management plan.
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