Coffee shops in the town of REON, in the northern Philippines, are closed because the town is in a reclamation zone.
The reclamation, a military exercise, has been going on since the late 1990s and is a major cause of environmental damage.
The reclamation area includes the town’s coffee plantations.
“I do not know how they got the reclamation permit,” said Marcela Diaz, a resident of REO, who is also a member of a group that has formed a citizen’s committee to fight the reno project.
The city of more than 1 million people was established in 1946 and is home to over 80,000 people.
It was re-developed as a military base during the Philippine-American War, but the rezone was never completed.
The town was designated a rezone under the Philippine government in 2015, but it was still not completed.
In October 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the city to be declared a rezonality, or city with a municipality status, to allow for the construction of housing and schools.
The Rezon rezone will also allow for military installations and infrastructure projects to be built, including roads and ports.
The Philippine National Police said in a statement that the rezonification order was issued by the National Environment Agency on Tuesday and that it was implemented by “the Department of Environment and Natural Resources” under the Department of Civil Aviation.
The agency said it will issue a report on the process.