DENR names resort that allegedly faked compliance certificate

Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 17 2018 05:35 PM

BORACAY - Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda on Wednesday named Henann Group of Resorts in Boracay as the establishment that faked its compliance certificate, one of the requirements before establishments can ask the tourism department for accreditation.

Only after the Department of Tourism certifies an establishment “compliant” can it accept bookings and reservations when the island reopens on October 26.

Antiporda said they will file complaints for falsification of documents against Henann, which has six resorts in Boracay.

Earlier this week, the Boracay Interagency Task Force disclosed that a big hotel chain in Boracay was caught with a fake compliance certificate.

“Pumunta ako dito, chineck ko nga. Nakausap ko ang owner ng hotel kagabi... Falsification of documents against sa person na gumawa non. Nagsosorry nga ang may-ari. Sabi niya, pasensya; sabi ko, kaso ito,” Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said Monday.

(I went here and checked. I talked to the hotel owner last night...This is falsification of documents against the person who did it. The owner apologized, he said sorry but I said this is a case.)

Dindo Salazar, Henann’s resort manager in Boracay, said their president has not authorized anybody to release unofficial or fake documents.

Salazar added that Henann management has ordered an investigation into the incident.