NATIONAL Economic and Development Authority (Neda) Regional Director Mylah Faye Aurora Cariño reported that a total of 17 establishments in Northern Mindanao have been given Certificates of Authority to Operate by the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The DOT certificate of authority to operate is a requirement that all hotels, resorts and other accommodation establishments in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) must secure before resuming business operations.
Apart from the certificate, Cariño said that they also should possess business permits and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) registration, as well as health standard protocols embedded in their operations.
"Gi-wave sa DOT karon ang documentary requirements including EMB clearance pero hangtod lang ni end of the year," Cariño said.
Of the 17 establishments that have been given certificates of authority to operate, four are in Cagayan de Oro, two are in Misamis Oriental, nine in Bukidnon and two in Lanao del Norte. These establishments are:
Cagayan de Oro:
- Chali Beach Resort and Conference Center
- Stargate Dream Vacation Resort
- Amaya View
- Gardens of Malasag Eco-Tourism Village
- Duka Bay Resort in Medina town
- Apple Tree Resort and Hotel in Opol town
- Ultra Winds Mountain Resort
- Franz Highland Resort
- Seagull Mountain Resort
- Dahilayan Gardens and Resort
- Dahilayan Adventure Park
- Waig Crystal Spring Resort
- RR Family Spring Resort
- Mangima Spring Resort
- MGM Mountain Resort
Lanao del Norte:
- Levan Hilltop View and Resort
- Granaderos Beach Resort