Soldiers dig up illegal sewage pipes in Boracay
Soldiers used shovels to dig up illegal sewage lines in Boracay Island in Aklan, which has been closed to tourists while undergoing a six-month rehabilitation program. Jim Sampulna, Western Visayas regional director of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said 100 soldiers started digging up along the island’s famous stretch of white beach. The use of soldiers from the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) was requested by DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, a former military general.
Yap, T. (2018, May 26). Soldiers dig up illegal sewage pipes in Boracay. Manila Bulletin, p. 7.
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Environmental restoration; Sewage; Ecotourism; Coliforms; Environmental protection; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID); Environmental Management Bureau (EMB); Boracay Foundation Inc. (BFI); Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCI- Boracay); Sampulna, Jim; Cimatu, Roy
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