Less than a month prior to the reopening of Boracay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has lifted the suspension of the environmental compliance certificates (ECCs) of all complying hotels and establishments in the island.
In a recently issued memorandum circular signed by Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the Environment Management Bureau (EMB) 6 was authorized to lift the suspension of ECCs of compliant businesses in Boracay.
Despite the lifting of the suspension, the EMB will continue to monitor establishments with ECCs. The EMB is likewise ordered to monitor all establishments issued with certificate of non-coverage (CNC).
This is to ensure their compliance with environmental laws and assure that no violation against the same is committed. Boracay is scheduled to reopen on October 26 after six months of temporary closure to give way for its rehabilitation.
Prior to its soft opening, a dry run is scheduled starting on October 15 wherein Aklanon tourist will be allowed to enter the island.