House panel OKs bill seeking heavier penalties for wildlife abuse

MANILA, Philippines — A committee in the House of Representatives has approved a measure seeking to impose heavier penalties on the exploitation and abuse of wildlife in the country.

The House committee on natural resources has approved a consolidated bill of the five measures filed in the lower chamber calling for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats, and imposes penalties for violations.

The consolidated bill seeks to replace Republic Act No. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act.

Under the consolidated bill, the imposable penalties for serious offenses such as illegal killing of wildlife are imprisonment of 12 year…

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