West Cove Hotel in Boracay dismantled

Posted at Jul 21 2012 01:02 AM | Updated as of Jul 21 2012 09:05 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has begun dismantling some structures of the luxury resort West Cove Hotel in Boracay.

The DENR said the resort violated the Forest Land Use Agreement for Tourism Purposes issued by the department in 2009. It was also ordered closed for operating without business, building and mayor’s permits.

West Cove became controversial for constructing structures on natural rock formations and operating for years without permits.

ANC News Now, July 20, 2012