DENR chief seeks congressional probe of ‘complex’ Masungi issue

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MANILA, Philippines — Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga wants Congress to conduct an inquiry into the complexities hounding the Masungi Georeserve in Rizal province.

Loyzaga made the call on Wednesday during the Senate plenary session on the proposed 2023 national budget.

Sen. Raffy Tulfo had been grilling officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) about the agency’s seeming lack of intervention when armed men encamped near Masungi and when its forest rangers were attacked.

“Crimes were happening. Our government should have intervened, and who should have spearheaded this? It should have been the DENR because that is a protected a…

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