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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



07 March 2018 08:04:26 PM

The House committee on natural resources chaired by Rep. Arnel Ty has approved the creation of a technical working group to harmonize four House bills seeking to impose stiffer penalties for violations of Republic Act 9147, or the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act. The TWG, to be chaired by Ty and Rep. Francisco Jose Matugas II, shall thresh out HB 4375 by Rep. Delphine Gan Lee, HB 6296 by Rep. Michael Romero, HB 5892 by Rep. Harry Roque, and HB 6182 by Reps. John Marvin Nieto, Edward Maceda, Dale Malapitan, and Eric Martinez. The bills seek to protect wildlife resources by adopting increased penalties and sanctions. Resource speakers from the Biodiversity Management Bureau, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Trade and Industry, and environmental law organization Tanggol Kalikasan were asked to submit their position papers for the consideration of the TWG. Also present during the hearing were Reps. Gil Acosta, Orestes Salon, Mark Go, and Joseph Paduano. (CMB Engracia/G Engay)