Mga opisyal sa Bohol, iimbestigahan matapos madiskubre ang mga resort na nakatayo sa Chocolate Hills

The Department of Interior and Local Government would launch an investigation against the officials of Bohol Province after discovering resorts built around the iconic Chocolate Hills.

According to Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos, the officials may become responsible for allowing illegal structures to be built around the vicinity of the UNESCO Heritage Site.


“Under our Local Government Code, they have the mandate to enhance the right of the people to a balanced ecology. If illegal construction was allowed within a protected area, this would fall gravely short of this responsibility. We commit to working with the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) toward any resolution they deem just on this matter,” said Abalos.

Meanwhile, Bohol Governor Erico Aristotle Aumentado said they’re already trying to resolve the issue.


It can be recalled that Bohol’s tourism went viral again on social media due to the criticism after several resorts were spotted in Chocolate Hills.

Captain’s Peak, Sagbayan Peak, and Bud Acta were the identified resorts built around the area, which were supposed to be protected by the law.


In 2022, Bohol also went viral on social media after one of its popular tourist spots, the Virgin Island in Panglao became populated by stalls selling expensive food.


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