DENR to go after non-compliant Boracay establishments, closes 1 resort

DENR to go after non-compliant Boracay establishments, closes 1 resort

A series of inspection of Boracay establishments will be conducted in the coming weeks by the Boracay Interagency Task Force for Rehabilitation, to ensure that no non-compliant resorts could continue to operate in the island.

This is after one non-compliant resort has been found operating even without certification from the Department of Tourism, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Director Natividad Bernardino, newly-installed general manager for Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Management Group led the issuance of a closure order to Boracay Plaza Hotel which was found to be operating without a compliance certificate, last Friday, February 22.

Bernardino said they were just doing a random visit on the area when they found out that Boracay Plaza has been operating even though they are not included yet on the list of DOT-certified establishments.

As of February 8, only 316 establishments have been allowed to accept bookings and reservations by the task force.

“This is just the beginning of a series of issuance of closure order for that we will conduct,” said Bernardino in an interview with Boracay Informer.

Bernardino said they will continue the inspection to ensure that the “resources” and “sacrifices” during the island’s six months closure “won’t be put to waste.”

Bernardino said the task force is currently focusing on fast-tracking the infrastructure works as well as the removal of “eyesore” spaghetti wires, especially along the main roads.

She said telco companies are given until the end of February to fix their wiring and remove the spaghetti cables and wires.

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