FALSE PAPERS | Henann resort chain faked compliance certificates – DENR

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OCTOBER 17, 2018 –The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) revealed on Wednesday that the Henann Group of Resorts faked its certificate of compliance in order to re-open its hotel in Boracay Island.

The environment department said the compliance certificate the firm submitted to the Department of Tourism (DOT) for accreditation lacked a control number, a seal and a release order.

The compliance certificate is one of the main requirements needed to get accreditation from the DOT.

“We will be filing legal actions against them because this kind of action will not be tolerated. This is a big hotel chain in Boracay. Pero again, ang Boracay ay hindi pagmamay-ari ng mayayaman lamang,”Antiporda said.

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said he was able to discuss the issue with the hotel owner who admitted that one of his staff members may have falsified the document.

“Nagso-sorry nga ‘yung may-ari. Nagso-sorry siya na pasensiya sa ginawa. Sabi ko hindi pasensiya ‘yan, kaso ‘yan,” Cimatu said.

The DENR is set to file a case against the resort chain for the falsification of documents.

The Henann Group of Resorts, meanwhile, says it is already conducting its own investigation.

“Our president Helen Lim has not authorized (the submission) of unofficial or fake documents. That’s why we are having an investigation which we will update the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force in due time,” Henann Resort Manager Dindo Salazar said.

The DOT earlier released a list of establishments allowed to operate in Boracay, after complying with the requirements and environmental laws imposed by the government..