Organized crime syndicates in the Philippines reportedly pay loggers $344 (15,000 Philippine Pesos) per month to illegally cut down trees. The loggers must bring their own food and supplies and camps at the logging site.
According to criminal justice officials in the Philippines, there are around 20 syndicates that organize illegal logging activities in the country. The six main hot sports for the logging are in Bongabon, Carranglan, Gabaldon, Gen. Tinio, Laur and Pantabangan.
Source: Ferdie G. Domingo, “Illegal loggers have financiers,” Manila Standard Today, August 2, 2013.