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10 Boracay Establishments Shut Down by DENR

DENR – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources stopped the operation of ten(10) establishments in Boracay Island.

In 2018, the Boracay Island which is one of the most prominent tourist spots in the Philippines was temporarily closed. The six-month closure was in line with the pursuit of rehabilitating the island.

It was President Rodrigo Roa Duterte who mandated the temporary closure of the island. The rehabilitation involved the Department of Environment and Natural Resources headed by Secretary Roy Cimatu.

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In October 2018, Boracay Island was re-opened with the Department of Tourism’s advising the tourists to be responsible. Limits on the people entering the place is also implemented since then.

However, it seems that not all establishments in Boracay are complying with the rules.


Based on a recent report on Manila Bulletin, the DENR stopped the operation of ten(10) Boracay establishments for not having the rightful permit from the government.

Aside from closing ten(10) establishments, the government agency also called out the public.

“We need all the support and cooperation of everybody to sustain the gains we have made from the massive rehabilitation we have done to the island. Let us continue to be guardians of the island,” DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu said.

Based on the report, here is the list of ten(10) erring Boracay establishments that was closed by the government agency:

  1. Bella’s Bar and Restaurant
  2. Old Captain Cuisine
  3. Ken Minimart
  4. Ken St.
  5. Island Staff Restaurant
  6. Coco Spa
  7. Kim Ji Man
  8. W Hostel Boracay Dragon
  9. VIP Souvenir Shop
  10. YH World Network Service, Inc.
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