FLAGT

AcronymDefinition
FLAGTForest Land Use Agreement for Tourism Purposes (Philippines)
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2014 the DENR cancelled the FLAgT due to two main violations.
The FLAgT is a 25-year agreement entered into by the DENR and an applicant willing to do business in an area classified as forestland.
A FLAgT allows the temporary use, occupation and development of any forest land for tourism purposes for a period of 25 years renewable for another 25 years.
Technically, DENR issued only one FLAgT in Boracay.
To recall, the resort had earlier been charged with illegal construction and its FLAGT was ordered cancelled by DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio Ignacio, Jr,
FLAgT allows the temporary use, occupation and development of any forestland for tourism purposes for a period of 25 years renewable for another 25 years.
'If they will not apply for a FLAgT and insist on being illegal, they might be removed,' Cimatu said.
The structures are on about 400 hectares of timberland and are not covered by titles issued by a court or by special land use permits and forest land use agreement for tourism (FLAgT) purposes.
While business establishments can apply for a FLAgT to legalize the structures on timberland areas, this will still not be automatically approved.
'We will meet with them and if they cannot present to us any documents that would prove their legal occupancy-say, special permits from the DENR such as FLAGT, or the forest land use agreement for tourism purposes-we will tell them to vacate the area,'' Sampulna said.
These were in about 400 hectares of land not covered by titles issued by a court or by special land use permits and forest land use agreement for tourism purposes (FLAgT).
The structures are built on about 400 hectares of timberland and are not covered by titles issued by a court or by Special Land Use Permits (SPLUP) and Forest Land Use Agreement for Tourism Purposes (FLAgT), according to Jim Sampulna, DENR Western Visayas executive director.