MABALACAT City, Pampanga -- Members of the Regional Police Office 3 confiscated at least P200,000 worth of banned fertilizers at the Mawaque Resettlement Center in Barangay Sapang Biabas here over the weekend.
In a report to PRO3 director Brig. Gen. Joel Napoleon Coronel, Lt. Col. Jay Dimaandal of the Special Concern Unit 3 said the operation also led to the arrest of Romualdo Garcia, 42.
Members of the SCU3 and 302nd Regional Mobile Force Battalion 3 and representatives of the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority of the Dept. of Agriculture seized assorted banned fertilizers worth at least P200,000, empty canisters, weighing scale, and print labels of “J3 Prime Agro and Chemicals.”
Garcia will be charged with violation of Presidential Decree 1144 or selling of unregistered fertilizers and pesticides and violation of Republic Act 7394, the Consumer Act of the Philippines.