TWO PALAWAN HILL MYNAHS - SAVED FROM ILLEGAL TRADING AT LIPA, BATANGAS

TWO PALAWAN HILL MYNAHS - SAVED FROM ILLEGAL TRADING AT LIPA, BATANGAS

Mynahs saved

Two Palawan Hill Mynahs (Graculareligiosa) were saved during an entrapment operation on the illegal trading of wildlife in Lipa City, Batangas on June 14, 2018. 

 

          The said operation was done in response to a report filed by a concerned citizen via 8888 Citizen’s Complaint Hotline on an alleged illegal trading and possession of wildlife in Lipa City, Batangas.
            According to Alvin B. Hutalla, Enforcement and Licensing Unit Staff of Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Lipa, the seller failed to present any legal documents to sell/possess the said wildlife species during the operation.

         The perpetrator was identified as Pacifico Chua y Espiritu, 38 years old, from Lipa City, Batangas. He was arrested for violation of Section 27 paragraph (e) trading of wildlife; and (f) collecting, hunting or possessing wildlife, their by-products, and derivatives; of R.A. 9147 (Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act).

            A criminal case was already filed against Espiritu at the Office of the City Prosecutor, Lipa City, Batangas. He was detained at Batangas CIDG PFU but requested for bail.

            Meanwhile, the rescued Mynahs were turned over to a registered Certificate of Wildlife Registration (CWR) holder for intensive care.

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“We should not just be doing our day to day work just to be able to accomplish something. We must be focusing on the actual environmental issues”, the new Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) CALABARZON Regional Executive Director (RED) Gilbert Gonzales said in his speech during the Turn Over Ceremony and Acceptance of Leadership Responsibilities conducted on July 5, 2019 at the DENR Regional Office in Mayapa, Calamba City.

“Hindi dapat maging obstacle‘kung gaano kalaki ‘yung problema… somewhere along the way we can find alternatives on how to address the issues. I want everybody na maging ganoon ang thinking natin.” He added.

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