A paralegal refresher course was conducted on January 30-31, 2018 at Aroma Family Hotel, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. It was attended by 25 members of Ilin and Ambulong Bantay Gubat (IAMBAG) and Barangay Captains from Iling Proper, Ansiray, Buri, Labangan, Natandol, Ambulong and Ipil. This training is needed for the deputation of the members of IAMBAG as Wildlife Enforcement Officers.

The training tackled different aspects of enforcement including:

Topic Resource Speaker
  1. Legal and Philosophical basis for community actions
  2. Government and the environment
  3. Arrest, Search, Seizure and detention
  4. Court and administrative procedure
Atty. Alfer Alcaras (DENR MIMAROPA)


  1. Forestry laws
  2. Chainsaw Act
  3. NIPAS Act
Lucelle B. Casticimo (CENRO San Jose)
  1. Wildlife Act
  2. Mining Act
Herold Castro (CENRO San Jose)
  1. Investigation, documentation and evidence gathering
  2. Preparation of Affidavit
  3. Procedure in deputizing Bantay Gubat
Lino Dimapilis, Chief- Enforcement Division