The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Cagayan Valley activated its five-day Task Force 'Operations plan (Oplan) kaluluwa,' a yearly activity to strictly monitor illegal forest activities during observance of All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day.
In a Memorandum signed by Assistant Regional Executive Director for Management Services Ismael Manaligod on behalf of Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan, the 21 provincial and community environment and natural resources officers in the region are directed to deploy their teams in strategic locations in their respective offices and conduct the said Oplan all day and night from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, this year.
The created task force in collaboration with local government units and law enforcement agencies is part of the Department's strategy to strengthen monitoring and surveillance against perpetrators who might take advantage during holidays.#