Regional Executive Director Paquito Melicor said, Panglao should not follow what happened to Boracay. This is just one example of a strong political will and commitment of the local government executives which can address our environmental challenges, the demolition of Hera Greek Taverna, a two-storey structure within the 20 meter easement zone along the shoreline of Alona Beach in Barangay Tawala, Panglao, Bohol.

The Panglao Inter-agency Demolition Task Force composed of representatives from the LGU, PNP-SAF, BFP, BOHECO and DENR7-CENRO Tagbilaran, led by Acting Mayor Bryan Velasco made the decision to implement the demolition order signed by Mayor Nila Montero, prior to her suspension started the demolition of the said establishment today.

DENR Central Visayas believes that more establishments will voluntarily demolish illegal structures within the 20 meter salvage and easement zone before the year ends.