Environmentalists lauded PNoy’s EO to fight illegal logging

By Jason de Asis


BALER, Aurora, February 9, 2011-The environmentalist group Noble Blue Falcons International lauded President Benigno S. Aquino’s order declaring an indefinite log ban all over the country, saying that amidst a series of landslides and flooding in many areas of the country due to the La Niña phenomenon the issued Executive Order 23 last week implementing the indefinite log ban and creating an Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force where the group claim incessant logging further aggravated the situation.


The Blue Falcons, represented by National Chairman Prof. Joseph Beatriz Usita, declared their support to the issuance of the executive order calling it PNoy’s fulfilled promise and a “triumph of environmentalists who sacrificed so much to save our remaining forest cover”.


In his statement, it stated that as defenders of Aurora's Forests, the Noble Blue Falcons International, Environmentalists, Peace Crusaders supports E.O.No.23 of President P-Noy declaring a logging Moratorium nationwide.


The group also called for a stop in the “conspiracy of power and greed” and personal enrichment at the expense of the environment.


“Let us end the corruption among inept government personnel,” Usita furthered.


The Blue Falcons started in 1996 and has around 8,000 “green armies” in its personnel that continue to press for reforms and fight for a stop in illegal logging especially in Aurora province.


“Nagsimula tayong makibaka noong 1996, wala kahit anuman maliban sa bitbit na malinis na simulaing ipagtanggol ang kalikasan,” the Blue Falcons exclaimed-we started the fight in 1996, carrying nothing but a pure resolve of fighting for the environment. (Jason de Asis)



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