By Analou De Vera
The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that more resort and hotel establishments have been allowed to operate in Boracay Island.
“A total of 303 establishments accounting to 10,467 rooms are now accredited,” the tourism department stated in its latest bulletin.
The establishments have been accredited by the Boracay Interagency Task Force, which is composed of representatives from the tourism, environment, and interior departments.
Previously, the DOT reminded the public that only accredited establishments would be allowed to accept bookings and reservations.
“We would like to remind the public that only the Boracay Island accommodation establishments that are compliant with the requirements of the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), the DILG (Department of Interior and Local Government), and accredited by the DOT are allowed to accept bookings and reservations,” it stated.
“The public is urged to avoid transactions with establishments that have not yet secured the necessary clearances, permits and/or accreditation from the DOT, DENR and DILG, and thus have no assurance to re-open,” it added.
The world famous island reopened last October 26 after it underwent massive rehabilitation for six months.