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Demolition of illegal structures at Boracay resort starts

Workers tear concrete structures built on top of rock formations at the Boracay Westcove resort (By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.)

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN-Workers using jackhammers have started the demolition of illegal structures at a controversial resort here on Saturday.

The workers tore structures built on rock formations at the Boracay West Cove Resort in Barangay Balabag around 10:15 a.m.


Property owner Crisostomo Aquino earlier agreed to demolish the structures after Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu threatened to remove them because these were built outside areas covered by a property lease agreement with the government and because these were on rock formations.

Cimatu is expected to inspect the implementation of the demolition.


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TAGS: Balabag, Boracay, Boracay West Cove resort, Crisostomo Aquino, demolition, Roy Cimatu
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