New sites for Boracay wetland residents identified
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Residents whose houses sit atop wetlands in Boracay, Aklan, can be relocated to any of four identified resettlement sites. Jim Sampulna, Western Visayas regional director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said the sites are located in mainland Malay town as well as the neighboring towns of Nabas and Ibajay. More than halfway to the six-month closure of the resort island, the issue of relocating affected residents still poses a challenge for the government-led rehabilitation program. DENR wants to recover all of Boracay’s wetlands, which were illegally reclaimed as tourism flourished in the country’s most popular beach destination.
Yap, T. (2018, August 6). New sites for Boracay wetland residents identified. Manila Bulletin, p. 7.
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