AUTHORITIES arrested a mini-sawmill operator for alleged illegal logging operations in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. Reports at Camp Crame identified the suspect as Sofonias Gantalao Apolinario, 50, alias “Ponie Apolinario” of Purok 1 in Barangay Bangonay.
Apolinario was arrested on August 23 by a team led by Police Insp. Merben Laborera and members of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Task Force Log Ban. Apolinario has a standing warrant issued by Judge Anthony Vitor of the Third Municipal Trial Court of Jabonga-Kitcharao on August 14.