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High court stops P1-billion Bora reclamation project

Friday, July 13, 2012

High court stops P1-billion Bora reclamation project


The  Supreme Court (SC)  has stopped the Aklan provincial government from implementing its P1-billion reclamation project covering 40 hectares of the coastline of Boracay Island, until it has addressed legal and environmental concerns.

In a 65-page decision by Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro, the high tribunal ordered the provincial government and its contractors to immediately “cease and desist” from continuing the implementation of the Phase 1 of the project covering 2.64 hectares of foreshore area in Caticlan, Malay, Aklan.

The Boracay Foundation Inc. (BFI),  an association of  resort owners, petitioned the high court and questioned Aklan’s reclamation project in and around Boracay.

The petitioners’ lawyers, Harry  Roque and Joel Butuyan, said “the ruling will protect the best beach on earth and the country’s tourism crown jewel.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/1475-high-court-stops-p1-billion-bora-reclamation-project

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