By Eugene Y. Adiong
Illegal loggers took advantage of the suspension of retrieval operations of fallen logs in Sitio Wilderness, Brgy. Damutan, Hinobaan, Negros Occidental.
Hinobaan Mayor Ernesto Estrao said that he has ordered the withdrawal of members of Task Force Tag- Amlig after timber poachers fired guns at them.
The task force, under the municipal government of Hinobaan, was monitoring illegal cutting of trees in the area, Estrao said.
Estrao said the firing of guns, believed done by poachers, started two months ago.