DAR issues CDO vs. Metro Safari
Punta Taytay resort operates without permit
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO
A cease-and-desist order has been issued by the Department of Agrarian Reform Regional Office against businessman Rey Francis Cabuga for illegally converting farm holdings in Brgy. Alangilan, Bacolod City for non-agricultural uses without an approved land conversion order.
Cabuga, who is developing the Metro Safari Resort in Alangilan, was also ordered by DAR regional director Alejandro Otacan to explain in writing within five days from receipt of his letter, why a criminal case for illegal conversion should not be filed against him.
The Office of the Building Official meanwhile, finally issued a notice of violation to Cabuga for operating a resort in Brgy. Punta-Taytay without the necessary building permit.