When President Rody Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay island to tourists last April 26, for a 6-month cleanup, many were angered and protested because of it. Most of them probably the workers and business establishments that would lose their income. But after 57 days of rehabilitation, the beauty of the island is now restored because of the gradual improvement of the country’s popular haven.
The country’s top tourist spot has been one of the most controversial topics not just in the Philippines but also to other countries as it was closed for tourists. Boracay Island was closed to the public to allow the government to restore the beauty and rehabilitate the island.
DZMM TeleRadyo Twitter page recently shared photos of Boracay Island after 57 days of the rehabilitation process. These photos show that the island was gradually improving each day because of the rehabilitation project.
The coasts were no longer lined with beach chairs, trash, souvenir shops, and bars. The beaches now look fresh and untouched as those man-made structures cluttering the beach were removed. It’s famous white sand beaches look more inviting than ever before. Many were also amazed at the greenish water filled with algae were gone and the pristine turquoise sea was restored. For many years, Boracay Island has been subjected to irresponsible people left the island damaged.
According to the photos shared by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol, he claims that Boracay’s natural beauty is not an impossibility. He said that the cleanup has progressed so quickly that as early as now, the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Rehabilitation of Boracay Island headed by Environmental Secretary Roy Cimatu announced that the shutdown will end as scheduled on October 26. That’s a good news, right?
You can now start booking your trips to Boracay. But let’s all be reminded that this time, we should keep the place clean and beautiful.
Let’s go Boracay!
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