SOME floating cottages from the town of Cordova on Mactan Island have transferred to Lapu-Lapu City, but officials want them to leave as soon as possible.

Five illegal floating cottages were seen in Barangays Marigondon and Punta Engaño, said Alex Baring, head of the City Agriculture and Fisheries Office, after their inspection conducted Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Baring told SunStar Cebu that they have already talked to the owners of the floating cottages and told them to remove their structures from the waters of the city immediately.

According to Baring, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has already said that floating cottages should not be allowed to operate in the city due to their detrimental effects on the environment.

“Dili gyud i-allow diri. In fact, ang giingon ni mayor is to prevent them from sailing and anchor diri. Dili mosugot si mayor nga ibutang diri,” said Baring.

Baring said the operators should voluntarily remove their floating structures before operatives from the city will take over and seize the cottages. (IRT)