representative to Congress, Vicente Belmonte
, has asked Congress in a privilege speech on January 17, to conduct a legislative inquiry.
The City Council had earlier passed a resolution asking the national government to create a task force and inquiry on the logging operations thave have apparently been continuing despite President Aquino's total log ban directive issued early last year.
said the investigative body will determine and identify loggers who are operating in the hinterland communities of the two Lanao provinces and to stop these logging companies from wanton destruction of the remaining forest reserves in Lanao.
Belmonte, in his privilege speech in the House of Representatives on January 17 explained that the national government must hold accountable those engaged in illegal operations.