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Logging roads tear into Luzon forests
Source: Inquirer News

 

DAGUPAN CITY—The government’s ill-equipped, understaffed forest protectors are suffering the consequences of their cat-and-mouse game with illegal loggers in the mountains separating Mangatarem town in Pangasinan and Sta. Cruz town in Zambales. On April 30, a team of foresters and Army soldiers led by Raymundo Gayo, community environment and natural resources officer, drove up those mountains in the dead of night to pursue suspected illegal loggers.  READ MORE ».