Netizens slam viral resort in the middle of Chocolate Hills in Bohol
Netizens slam viral resort in the middle of Chocolate Hills in Bohol
Netizens slam viral resort in the middle of Chocolate Hills in Bohol
by Christhel Cuazon13 March 2024
Photos screenshot from Ren The Adventurer Facebook page

A resort nestled in the middle of Chocolate Hills in Bohol — one of the country's National Geological Monuments — drew flak from netizens after it went viral on social media on Wednesday, March 13.

The three-minute viral video, uploaded by video creator Ren The Adventurer on his Facebook page last March 6, showed a landscape view of Captain’s Peak Garden and Resort located in Sagbayan, Bohol. The resort requires an entrance fee of PHP 110 for adults and PHP 75 for kids and also offers a cottage to its guests.

A swimming pool as well as different kinds of water slides can also be seen in the video.

This did not sit well with netizens, who called out the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DENR) and the national government for allowing the establishment to be built in the area. Here are some of their tweets on X (formerly Twitter):



Back in August 2023, The Freeman published a report stating that Boholanos were alarmed following the construction of Captain’s Peak in Barangay Canmano in the municipality of Sagbayan.

The report stated that the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Maximo Lomosbog said that the development around the protected area had clearance from the Protected Areas Management Board (PAMB). And while the Chocolate Hills is a protected area, it is mostly privately owned.

"Nakakagalit at nakakadurog ng puso"


Senator Nancy Binay also slammed the construction of the resort at the foot of Chocolate Hills.

“Nakakagalit at nakakadurog ng puso ang nakita nating mga nakatayo nang resorts sa mga paanan mismo ng Chocolate Hills. Sa unang tingin pa lamang, alam na nating may mali,” Binay said.

She then called out DENR, Protected Area Management Board (PAMB), Bohol Environment Management Office (BEMO), Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Office (PENRO), and other local government units (LGUs) to explain why they granted permit on the construction of the resort.

"We understand the importance of development, but there should be boundaries. If the DENR continues to issue ECCs in the guise of “tourism development”, I believe they have misunderstood what ecotourism is all about, and they have become complicit in defacing a natural monument they’re supposed to oppose," the senator said.


"We want the DENR, PAMB, BEMO, PENRO and the LGUs to explain as to why even with Chocolate Hills’ protected status, construction permits continue to be granted."

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