Three (3) unregistered chainsaw units were confiscated while on actual use at a clearing/cutting operation of Ipilan Nickel Corporation in Ipilan, Brooke’s Point, Palawan Monday, May 15 at around 11:05 a.m.
Based on the initial report of the Provincial Law Enforcement Task Force, the persons responsible for violation of RA 9175 or the Chainsaw Act include Elly Emik, Ferdinand Emik, Pedro Quezon, Celdon Emik, Jerry Ponce de Leon, Jelito Palda, Elmer Ortega and Vincent Andico.
The arrested persons were brought to Puerto Princesa (CIDG office) for the conduct of formal investigation and inquest proceedings.
The said operation was a collaborative effort among elements of Bantay Palawan, PCSD, PCAU and CIDG.
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