RPOC chair Romualdez noticed lack of forest guards

RPOC Chairman Alfred Romualdez

TACLOBAN CITY– About 286 police officers are to help forest guards protect the region’s forest against illegal poachers and in the process, help preserve the region’s forest covers.
The police personnel had just completed their two-day seminar on deputation on enforcement of environment and natural resources law last Tuesday(May 23) with Tacloban City Mayor and Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) chairman Alfred Romualdez in attendance.

The graduates, in turn, will duplicate the lessons to their co-police officers in their own respective areas.

Turning these police officers into protectors of the region’s forests was the idea of Mayor Romualdez who said he had observed that in his visits to the different parts of the region as RPOC chair, he learned on lack of forest guards.

In his message, Romualdez made emphasis on the cooperation to maintain the natural resources of the region.

Aside from Mayor Romualdez, the occasion, held at the Matapat Hall of PNP Regional headquarters at the Camp Ruperto Kangleon, was also attended by police regional director B/Gen. Vincent Calanoga and his regional staff chief, Col. Michael David, and Regional Director Arturo Fadrequela of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources(DENR).