32 establishments in El Nido ordered shut for violating environmental laws


Posted at Mar 14 2018 05:10 PM

EL NIDO, Palawan - At least 32 beach front businesses here operating too close to shore and other environment zones were given notices to vacate and self-demolish their stalls.

The municipal order was served Monday to the following establishments: 

  • Amigo’s Inn
  • Angel Nido
  • Angel Wish
  • Caalan Beach Resort
  • Cadlao Resort
  • Cadlao Resort Extension
  • Café Athena
  • Chislyk 
  • El Nido Beach Resort
  • El Nido Boutique Art And Café
  • El Nido Garden
  • El Nido Reef Strand Resort
  • Golden Monkey
  • Hidden Beach Resort
  • Hadefe Beach Resort
  • Isla Expeditions
  • Jarace Grill
  • Kalinga Beach Resort
  • La Salanganne
  • Lally And Abet Extension
  • Linda Leona Store
  • Mezzanine El Nido
  • Nido Bay Inn 
  • Organic Spa
  • Palawan Pawnshop
  • Prince’s
  • Relucio Inn 
  • Rosanna’s Pension
  • Shorepass Lodge 
  • Sonny Sails
  • The Nest
  • TTD Store

The establishments were given 30 days to vacate and demolish their property that crossed the 3-meter easement zone.

The government is also pushing for the strict implementation of Municipal Ordinance No. 29 or the sanitation ordinance that prohibits any house or establishment from discharging liquid waste directly to the ocean, said Mayor Nieves Rosento.

Stricter monitoring of compliance with environmental laws was implemented here after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources launched a crackdown against businesses operating violating environmental laws in Boracay, also a popular beach destination.

Last month, President Rodrigo Duterte warned that he would temporarily shut down Boracay if it would not be rehabilitated within 6 months.

- with a report from Diana Lat, ABS-CBN News