The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assisted in the JOINT ANTI-ILLEGAL LOGGING OPERATIONS at Barangay Campalingo, San Fernando, Romblon, on 21 January 2023.
The law enforcement team seized 13 pieces of undocumented lumber with an estimated market value of Php 22,000.
They brought the undocumented lumber to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) outpost at Barangay Tampayan, Magdiwang for safekeeping and proper disposition.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Sorsogon responds to a maritime incident involving a domestic cargo vessel, LCT REGENT 101 that ran aground in the vicinity waters off Sitio Boracay, Barangay Luneta, Barcelona, Sorsogon, on 20 January 2023.
The distressed vessel is owned and operated by Southern Regent Shipping Inc.
Based on the initial investigation, LCT REGENT 101 departed from Lazi, Siquijor at around 3AM on 19 January 2023 en route to Lidong, Albay.
While navigating the vicinity waters off Barcelona, the vessel encountered strong winds and big waves, causing it to be drifted into the shallow waters.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assisted in apprehending Mr. Jarwin Lopez alias Mac-Mac who has a warrant of arrest for violating Republic Act No. 9165 also known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
The said operation was conducted onboard a RoRo / passenger vessel at around 5PM yesterday, 21 January 2023.
The subject vessel arrived at Pier 4, North Port Passenger Terminal in Manila at around 1AM today, 22 January 2023.
Coast Guard personnel turned over the suspect to the Tacloban City Police Intelligence for proper custodial and further investigation.