Gov’t shoos away violators of Palawan easement zones
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has evicted 32 establishments that were illegally built on one of Palawan’s prime beach destination.
The establishments situated in the beach of a cove in El Nido town went beyond the delineation on the easement zones in Barangays Masagana and Buena Suerte along Bacquit Bay.
The order was issued following the release of the regional report that showed that nearly all tourism establishments in El Nido breached environmental laws.
The agency is also looking at doing the same at Coron Island in Palawan, Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro province and Panglao Island in Bohol province.