DENR donates 500 chairs to four Pampanga schools

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Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) donated about 500 wooden chairs to four public schools in Pampanga.

Recipients include Baliti Elementary School in Apalit, Bacolor Central Elementary School, San Miguel Elementary School in Guagua, and San Roque Dau Elementary School in Lubao.

DENR Regional Executive Director Paquito Moreno Jr. said turned-over logs from government projects were converted into school chairs to benefit more than 1,000 students.

“Apart from our intensified effort to combat illegal logging activities in the region, we remain true to our commitment to help public schools secure adequate chairs and facilities,” he emphasized. 

Meanwhile, DENR likewise donated more than 10,000 board feet of confiscated lumber to local government units and other national government agencies to build temporary quarantine shelters and checkpoint facilities this pandemic.

Over 294,687 board feet of illegal lumber worth P16 million have been apprehended in Central Luzon since 2020.