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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Mimaropa has started serving notices to vacate to 32 erring business establishments in two barangays in El Nido on Monday.

The following were given notices to vacate and self-demolish portion or portions of their businesses encroaching on the three-meter easement zones:

1) Amigo’s Inn

2) Angel Wish

3) Caalan Beach Resort

4) Cadlao Resort

5) Cadlao Resort Extension

6) Café Athena, Chislyk

7) El Nido Beach Resort

8) Art Cafe

9) El Nido Garden

10) El Nido Reef

11) Golden Monkey

12) Hidden Beach Resort

13) Hadefe Beach Resort

14) Isla Expeditions

15) Jarace Grill

16) Kalinga Beach Resort

17) La Salanganne

18) Lally and Abet Extension

19) Linda Leona Store

20) Mezzanine El Nido

21) Nido Bay Inn

22) Organic Spa

23) Palawan Pawnshop

24) Pinche’s

25) Relucio Inn

26) Rosanna’s Pension

27) Shorepass Lodge

28) Sonny Sails

29) The Nest,

30) TTD Store.

31) Strand Resort

32) , Angel Nido

Lawyer Gandhi Flores, DENR Mimaropa Legal Division chief, signed and served the notices.

“This is just the first wave of notices we will serve. In the coming days, we shall serve similar notices to establishments and households illegally built on timberland,” Flores said.

The notice to vacate cites establishment owners for violation of the three-meter easement zone in urban areas provided in the Water Code of the Philippines, National Integrated Protected Areas System Act (NIPAS) of 1992, and Proclamation No. 32, series of 1998, which prohibit the occupation, utilization, and construction of any structure in a protected area like El Nido.

DENR Mimaropa Regional Director Natividad Bernardino, on the other hand, expressed appreciation for those who cooperated.

“We understand this is a difficult process, but you made it easier because of your cooperation,” she said.

She also appealed to those who doubt or oppose the clean-up, “we need to follow the laws. The changes we are doing in El Nido now is for the long-term benefit of everyone”(PNA)