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Coron local execs face Palawan SP to discuss its tourism woes

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Key officials of the municipality of Coron attended the session of Palawan Sangguniang Panlalawigan to discuss their tourism woes.

The Coron contingent, led by Mayor Jerry Barracoso, faced the Palawan SP during its 124th regular session last January 15.

Board Member Roseller Pineda earlier delivered a privilege speech regarding the challenges being faced the tourism sector of Coron.

Mayor Barracoso said that one of their problems was the notice of violations issued by the DENR against business establishments.

“May 413 notices silang pinalabas na kung saan 73 ay easement violations, 190 ay timberland violations at 150 ay compliable violations. Ang nakakabahala doon ay ang notice of violations ay binase nila sa 40 meters easement from the highest tide na ayon sa mapa ng DENR na 1914 pa. Eh, maraming establishment na nakatayo na at nag-comply naman sa mga requirements, katulad ng mga permits at SEP clearance from PCSD,” said Mayor Barracoso.

Aside from Mayor Barracoso also present were Sangguniang Bayan Member Michael Sadwani, chairman of the Committee on Tourism; Francisco Fernandez Jr, president of Calamianes Association of Tourism Establishment; Joselyn Trinidad, SB Secretary and Stanly Yu, representative of the business sector.

SB Member Sadwani also expressed alarm over the effects of these notice of violations to the tourism sector of Coron and Calamianes Group of Islands.

“Samantala, ipinarating nina G. Yu at G. Fernandez ang mahigpit na kalagayan ng kanilang mga kasamahan sa industriya na nangangailangan na ng tulong ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan upang mabigyan ito ng agarang solusyon para maiwasan ang paglala ng problema,” said the provincial government.

“Pagkatapos ng mga paliwanagan at pagtatalakayan ay napagkasunduan ng mga opisyales ng Coron at mga miyembro ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan na makipag-usap kay DENR Secretary roy Cimatu kasama ang bumubo ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan para mabigyan ng solusyon ang kinakaharap na problema ng bayan ng Coron,” it added.