Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
Not all equipments entering Boracay Island goes through the Malay Transportation Office (MTO).
This was learned after alleged illegal construction equipments that entered the island were discovered on Thursday, December 12.
According to Malay Transportation Officer Cezar Oczon, there are those who get permit at the Mayor’s Office of the Local Government of (LGU) Malay in order for their equipments to be allowed to enter Boracay.
On the other hand, Oczon said the entry of vehicles is illegal, if for example, a permit has been secured for ten (10) vehicles and additional number of vehicles without permit has been added.
He added that the permit they issue is meant for the equipment or equipments to operate only inside the resort to whom the permit has been issued and its operation on the Main Road of Boracay is highly prohibited.
The said vehicles could also be impounded by the LGU of Malay if a permit could not be right away secured and P2, 000 penalty be paid.
Meanwhile, Oczon said the heavy equipments were able to enter the island on Thursday, December 12 because allegedly the construction of New Coast Boracay is being rushed.
Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus