Raphael Cervantes arrested over killing thousands of mangroves, corals to build subdivision in Palawan—Gina Lopez
Palawan!!! Reporting from this morning, our DENR team was able to penetrate Raphael Cervantes' 5-hectare operations inside a mangrove reserve in Puerto Princesa that's GOVERNMENT PROPERTY! With the NBI and PH Army, Usec Art has arrested Cervantes and his men for killing mangroves in an attempt to build a subdivision(?!!) of which proven guilty will cost him life in prison for robbing the government and the environment billions in pesos! Our team has removed installed fences and other structures found within the perimeter. Calling out PNP provincial director Ruben Sarmiento for resisting our operations and coddling Cervantes and his group! We found corpses of mangroves and corals piled up as a foundation for the subdivision they were building! This is unacceptable!!