The first-ever McDonald’s in the resort town of Panglao was officially reopened on Tuesday morning, two weeks after it was ordered to shut down operations by Mayor Leonila Montero.
Montero was among those who led the ribbon-cutting of the restaurant located near the world-renowned Alona Beach in Barangay Tawala after she issued a business permit to the establishment.
The company-owned McDonald’s branch was slapped with a temporary closure order after it operated without a business permit—which was not issued reportedly due to violations—on June 13, three days after its first opening.
“Ila [McDonald’s] mang gi-process human agtong gipadalhan og temporary closure. Kay ila ng gisettle unya na pirmahan na,” said Danny Reyes, a consultant for the Panglao local government unit (LGU).
However, Reyes noted that the McDonald’s branch, even after the reopening, has not fully complied with requirements set by the LGU.
“Ganiha dihay formal reopening nila. Pero naa pa g’yuy mga ginagmay na kulang nila ba na wa pa ma comply, ang uban na comply na,” said Reyes.
According to Reyes, the establishment has yet to comply with setback requirements.
“Kana nalang [kuwang] na ma-correctionan nila ng setback na naka violate,” Reyes added.
He said that it is unlikely that the store will be closed again as it moves to comply with the remaining requirements.
Earlier, Reyes said that the establishment has structures within the 15-meter road setback including a generator and a drainage ditch which was among the chief reasons for the non-issuance of a permit. (AD)