San Fernando Port developer asked to follow rules
A provisional permit was issued to the developer of a private port in the Municipality of San Fernando by the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA). The permit allowed First Sangat Corp to develop the port in spite of a complaint raised by Mayor Nanette Reluya. CPA general manager Angelo Vedan said the developer complied with all the requirements, but they should follow the rules set by the local government, the Philippine Reclamation Authority (PRA), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Mayor Reluya earlier said the development of the port should not continue unless the developer secures a mayor’s permit .
Sta. Fe resort owners asked to remove illegal structures
Resort owners were ordered to demolish structures within the easement zone along the coastline of Sta. Fe town in Bantayan Island. The order was issued by a Mandaue City environmental court. Twenty-one structures encroaching into the 20-meter easement zone were affected by the court order. In response to this, the Santa Fe Tourism Enterprise Association (Safetea) said continuous soil erosion made it appear that the kiosks, houses, and resort facilities were within the easement zone. Safetea spokesperson William Medici said they will ask the court to reconsider its decision since it will affect the livelihood of locals, including market vendors, restaurants, hotels, and resorts .
Vendors ask to use the streets following impending Larsian closure
The impending closure of Larsian, the popular barbecue strip, has left stall owners asking where they can transfer. Larsian Administrator Joey Herrera said the stall owners want to use Don Mariano Cui Street fronting the culinary tourist attraction . The street is normally used as the parking area of the patrons of Larsian. Herrera said he will relay the request of the stall owners to Mayor Tomas Osmena. While Larsian is owned by the provincial government, the street in front of it is city-owned. Larsian will be closed at the end of June for rehabilitation and renovation.