Gov’t’s rehab efforts regain beauty of Boracay
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the government’s interagency task force in Boracay has already achieved “dramatic accomplishments” in the clean-up of the island, which is considered as one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations.
Boracay Island was closed to tourists on April 26, 2018 on orders of President Rodrigo Duterte and to pave the way for the island’s six month rehabilitation.
The order was met with protests and criticisms that it would deprive people of income opportunities and livelihood and thousands would lose jobs.
“Drone photos and ground shots taken today by a team of the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) of the Department of Agriculture Regional Office VI showed that indeed change has come to Boracay Island after only 57 days of hard work by the government agencies involved,” Piñol said.
“With four more months to go before the scheduled reopening, there is no doubt that Boracay Island will regain its old beauty, thanks to a President who exercised political will and faced all odds,” he added.