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West Cove is now Legal

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West Cove is now Legal

From the Inquirer:

Atienza OKs land deal with WEST COVE in Boracay

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has entered into a 25-year land-lease agreement for the continued operation of a controversial resort in Boracay accused of committing environmental and other violations.

Environment Secretary Jose Atienza said the DENR and Boracay Island West Cove Management Philippines Inc. signed a Forest Land Use Agreement for Tourism Purposes (FLAGT) several weeks ago.

A FLAGT, under DENR Administrative Order No. 2004-59, allows the use, occupation and development of any forest land for tourism purposes for 25 years and renewable for the same period.

The agreement covers forest land to be used for bathing, campsites, ecotourism destinations, hotel sites and other tourism purposes.

“The FLAGT was signed after a thorough study of the department and after determining that the requirements have been met,” Atienza said in a phone interview on Monday.

That's how fast Bureaucracy works here if you have friends in high position, even if it's illegal....

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1. Re: West Cove is now Legal

Nothing to see here folks, walk along. Same old Philippines. Same old rubbish officials.

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2. Re: West Cove is now Legal

EVERYONE else will lose their land to some auction if they dont have titles, which few do..but West Cove is not exempt from that hassle...god forgive us..

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ROFL! Philippine news never ceases to amaze me, somehow, everything is always connected.

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thanks master, scary stuff...

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6. Re: West Cove is now Legal

Its all very dissapointing.

Wave of the magic wand and all is well.

The golden rule in full force.

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shame!

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Correct, Boss Mastur. It's back to Dynasties, Private Armies and Bank Accounts - on and off shore. It's a one step forward, a two step backward, as dey say....

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10. Re: West Cove is now Legal

One would expect the champ to take the moral high ground.

The problem with expectations is they often leave you disappointed.

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Lord Acton said it best.

Absolute power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.