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× 2 Chinese, 2 Filipinos held for purchase of endangered tree pieces

ORMOC CITY---Two Chinese nationals and two Filipinos were arrested for allegedly buying pieces of agar, an endangered tree species around 9 p.m. on Sunday (June 16) at the village of Burabod-an, Abuyog town in Leyte province.

Police Capt. Ronald Espina, chief of the Abuyog police, identified the suspects as Shiseng Chen, 34; Jiancong Zhu, 33; Leo Lim, 36; and Grace Ann Austria, 34. (Editor: Tony…