photo by Project Lupad

A few days ago, we posted that Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort located in Opol, Misamis Oriental is not facing a closure order from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in relation to the pollution issue in Boracay.

But just lately, an official from the DENR Regional Office disclosed that the property where the famed waterpark sits is currently under court litigation for title nullification because the area is actually classified as “timberland” and therefore cannot be owned by private individuals.

In a news report from SunStar CDO, the DENR said the Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) last January 2018 over some 50 hectares of the area classified as timberland. But accordingly, LS Properties acquired a title for the area thru Regional Trial Court Branch 39. UC-1 Corporation which operates the waterpark, reportedly bought 20 hectares from LS Properties. The other 30 hectares were bought by another businessman. The waterpark development covers more or less just 5 hectares. Engr. Elpidio Paras of UC-1 Corporation meanwhile is leaving the court to decide.

Read more details at SunStar CDO HERE.

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