COMMUNITY AWARENESS ON CHAIN SAW ACT STRENGTHENED

COMMUNITY AWARENESS ON CHAIN SAW ACT STRENGTHENED

 

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol headed by OIC-Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin strengthens community awareness on Republic Act (RA) No. 9175, otherwise known as the Chain Saw Act of 2002 through an intensive Information and Education Campaign (IEC) attended by the newly elected Barangay Captains in the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Magallanes, Sorsogon.

 

The campaign threshed out the (1) legal framework of the Chain Saw Act; (2) the salient features of related laws particularly Presidential Decree (PD) 705 or the Forestry Code; (3) Department Administrative Order (DAO) No. 97-32 also known as the Rules for the Administrative Adjudication of Illegal Forest Products and the Machinery, Equipment, Tools and Conveyances Used; and (4) DENR issued permits.

 

Participants during the campaign asked queries about the Chain Saw Registration Process particularly on the reason for the denial of registration application of chainsaws with tampered serial numbers.

 

PENRO Sorsogon headed by Atty. Ronnel C. Sopsop, Officer-in-Charge Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer of Sorsogon clarified that chain saws with tampered serial number is an outright violation of Section 7 (a) of the Chainsaw Act.

 

Section 7 (a) of RA 9175 states that any person who is found to have defaced or tampered with the original registered engine serial number of any chain saw unit shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than one (1) month nor more than six (6) months and a fine of not less than One thousand pesos (P1,000.00) nor more than Four thousand pesos (P4,000.00).

 

Chain Saw Act is the governing law regulating the use of chain saws which requires that all persons who own or are otherwise in possession of chain saws must register the same with the Department, through any of its Community Environment and Natural Resources Office, which shall issue the corresponding registration certificate or permit if qualified. (Article by: JMM)###

 

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PENRO FRANCIA NOW LEADS CAMARINES NORTE
 
By virtue of DENR Special Order No. 2019-558 dated 8 August 2019, Forester Marlon C. Francia is installed as the new OIC, PENR Officer of DENR PENRO Camarines Norte replacing Forester Joaquin Ed A. Guerrero who has already signified his intent to retire from government service. 
 
DENR V OIC, Regional Executive Director Atty. Gil A. Aromin, CESO IV, who led the turnover ceremony, said that change is inevitable. He encouraged PENRO Camarines Norte personnel to support their new PENRO and challenged everyone to work together towards the goal of delivering exemplary service. PENRO Marlon C. Francia, who was previously assigned as the OIC, PENR Officer at DENR PENRO Catanduanes prior to his present assignment in Camarines Norte, expects everyone to work as a team through effective communication.
 
Meanwhile, Forester Joaquin Ed A. Guerrero has served the Department for 41 years and has been assigned at various offices within the Bicol Region.

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