3 held for quarrying

PEÑARANDA, Nueva Ecija -- Three men were arrested for conducting illegal quarrying activities in this town late Saturday afternoon.

Those nabbed were identified as Pepito Canlas, 74, caretaker, of Bgy. Padolina, General Tinio; Ramon Ricardo Olog Jr., 48, dump truck driver, of Macabaclay, Bongabon; and Russel Sorsa, 25, backhoe operator, of Bgy. Digdig, Carranglan, Nueva Ecija.

Police Colonel Leon Victor Z. Rosete, the provincial police chief, said members of the municipal environment and natural resources office led by Fernando Bernabe and the police caught the suspects while conducting illegal quarrying operations in Bgy. Callos at 5:30 p.m.

Rosete said the trio were collared after they failed to present pertinent documents about their quarrying operation in the area.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 7942 against the three arrested suspects were being filed before the provincial prosecutor’s office.