For about 10 years or so I kept in my billfold a small credit card sized fold up knife. Went thru inspections going into & out of Aus, US, Korea, Japan, & Philippines multiple times each way. Was confiscated last fall going on a domestic flight from Manila to Iloilo. Still carry a small fold up knife attached to my key ring, which has also been on my person (and thru all the same inspections) for many years.I also heard recently that a passenger on a flight out of Cebu City had a small pocket knife in his checked in luggage and it was discovered on x-ray and he had it confiscated. (Flight was pandemic and I just heard of it in a general discussion.)
When I ran my own business I had some of those as giveaways with the company name on it, only cost me a couple bucks each when buying in bulk..... Still carry a small fold up knife attached to my key ring, which has also been on my person (and thru all the same inspections) for many years.
Yes, I am a Non-Commercial tree grower but not fruit trees...I have about 15 cashew trees and just started planting some macadamia trees just for personal use, experimenting, messing around with something to do types of trees and to be safe we went and had our chainsaws registered with DENR and they did it for 5 years. They have never given us any hassles.I read it differently and posted in blue to your quote. "All" to me means "everyone" including homeowners. Notice and/or in section 2.
You mentioned your permit is for 5 years. Are you a non-commercial orchard or fruit tree farmer?
Since this topic drifted into "Tree Cutting". This is a good article.
For Region 1 where I live, we are supposed to follow this if we want to "cut' a tree, even if it's on titled, private land.
Something to ponder is that WILCON bought Titled Land in our area and broke ground June 2020. https://www.facebook.com/bauanglaunionofficial/photos/pcb.10157102268798204/10157102268623204/?type=3&theater The gossip is they can't proceed with construction because they have no permit to cut down the Acacia Trees (own land they own).
From Section 68 of PD 705 - Any person who shall cut, gather, collect, or remove timber or other forest products from any forest land, or timber from alienable and disposable public lands, or from private lands, without any authority under a license agreement, lease, license or permit, shall be guilty of qualified theft
Regarding; "any person" (private land owner) would be guilty of theft if they cut down a tree on their private land unless it's under a license agreement, lease, license or permit. Who would they be stealing from?
When push comes to shove it is our word against the theirs but to date all good. When the fit hits the shan I am sure the/all Barngay Capitans will deny any knowledge of their mis givings. Better as seen here to go down the hierarchal road nip the problems in the butt. Boring but that's the nature of the beast here.Yes but you should know many barangay captains have an over inflated opinion of their worth.
Captain has nothing to do with it ,, and if you get in trouble he may not help ...Well Joe as always making us aware of the pitfalls of living here, ty.
We had a contractor remove a huge acacia tree as well as some smaller ones last year and we did the deal through our Barangay Capitan. I sent a chainsaw in a Balakbayan box earlier this year and have been using it to cut down all large prickle trees on our titled lot as well as our tax declared block down to the ocean of some 800M2. The Capitan is aware as we asked his permission and no one has said anything about the chainsaw and if it is registered.
Looks like another stint with bureaucracy for Ben. Thanks for the heads up.
Not SPECIALY mensioned, but aren't private homeowners INCLUDED in the rules?FOR CLARIFICATION...
I went back over the entire Act and re-read every word of it and it is actually pretty clear. No, it does not ever specifically mention private homeowners because they ARE NOT involved in commercial activities or illegal logging.
The intension of the law is GOO because illegal loggiing is a huge problem in the Philippines.
Not SPECIALY mensioned, but aren't private homeowners INCLUDED in the rules?
Because any chainsaw can become involved in illegal logging
So I GUESS all chainsaws have to be registered,
Which is why I had mine registered just to be safe so they at least know I have chainsaws and then it is not an issue. And as I mentioned before, now they call on me for assistance when there is a bad storm or something and they have trees down on the roads...they are always asking if I want to come and help them out...and I usually do go help because it never hurts to have a friendly contact in any of the local area government offices...
I can show up with my truck and two chainsaws and clear a tree in no time and then load a lot of the wood into my truck and give it to my neighbors! It makes you become friends with everyone real quick...(1)-you cleared the road and got transportation moving...(2)-you assisted the local Municipality and Barangay...and (3)- you helped your neighbors with free wood!
A WIN-WIN situation...
What part of PH. are you heading to Lunkan to achieve your goals?>Cebu Citizen
That's a good idea I can want to copy, but not to close as Filipinos do it
but with the difference paying a regular employee to do the body work My knees have done more sports than they could handle, so I can't do body work anymore myself anyway.
But if I get time after own business is up and running, I plan to assist poor people with some not body work by some Help-to-self-help projects. The such projects aid organisation Hand-in-Hand told me they want me to call them when I'm in place in Phils ready to start handling such projects for them, and perhaps I will do such volotary work for a similar American organisation too. If I get work permit for it...
! It makes you become friends with everyone real quick...(1)-you cleared the road and got transportation moving...(2)-you assisted the local Municipality and Barangay...and (3)- you helped your neighbors with free wood!
A WIN-WIN situation...
I had several favorites earlier - but NOT Palawan by it's locate some "off". Bigest favorite was NE Bohol. BUT then I saw a map showing locations of earthquakes and all my earlier favorites fellWhat part of PH. are you heading to Lunkan to achieve your goals?