Written by Jay-ar M. Arante
The demolition at the West Cove Resort at Diniwid Boracay on Wednesday, 8:30 in the morning of February 5 was spearheaded by the LGU of Malay.
The demolition team started demolishing the deck area which is still a part of the demolition being implemented by the Boracay Redevelopment Task Force.
Aquino’s lawyer faced the authorities at the demolition, while the owner of West Cove, Crisostomo “Kris” Aquino was not present.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) was at hand and served the demolition order to West Cove Resort.
The demolition which has been awaited for a year to start was also attended and witnessed by the he Department of Tourism.
It can be recalled that the West Cove Resort was embroiled in controversy when it was handed an order by the DENR, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the LGU of Malay for its violation of the law on environment.
Meanwhile, the DENR and the LGU of Malay are expecting that the demolition will be continuous on what had been named as the “mother of all violators” in Boracay.
Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus