Wednesday, August 22, 2012

House Bill 4796: the hope of lot owners and LGU in Boracay against DENR

The immediate approval of House Bill No. 4796 of Aklan Representative Florencio ‘Joeben’ Miraflores, which grants land titling in Boracay is the hope of the local government of Malay and the claimants or lot owners in the island.

This is if the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will pursue the 30 meter width of roads in the island which the agency plans to include in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan/CLUP of Boracay.

According to SB Member Rowen Aguirre, if this shall happen, possibility is, lots near the roads will no longer be a property of a certain individual but will become a part of the streets.

However if the DENR’s plan will push through, Aguirre doubts if there will be any demolition, as the local government itself had granted the establishments a permit to build and operate. They can’t just let it be torn down.

This issue has previously been debated by the LGU Malay and the DENR, as the local government is fighting for the 12 meter road width in the island as this is what is stated in the town’s ordinance.

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