Boracay rehab plan now with Palace for action
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The environment, interior and tourism departments have submitted a detailed proposal on the rehabilitation of Boracay Island, an issue that may be discussed during today’s Cabinet meeting, Malacañang said yesterday. In a text message, Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra said “the final action on Boracay may be taken up at the (Cabinet meeting).” Last February, Duterte likened Boracay to a pool of human waste because of lack of sewerage system and threatened to close the island if the problem is not addressed. Duterte said local officials who failed to solve the environmental woes of the tourist spot are liable for neglect of duty.
Romero, A., Felipe, C. S., Talavera, C. S., & Romero, P. (2018, April 4). Boracay rehab plan now with Palace for action. The Philippine Star, p. 8.
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Environmental restoration; Environmental protection; Ecotourism; Livelihoods; Sustainability; Governments; Environmental degradation; Sustainable development; Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE); Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD); National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); Philippine National Police (PNP); Philippine Tour Operators Association Inc. (PHILTOA); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG); Department of Tourism (DOT); Guevarra, Menardo; Cruz, Cesar; Densing, Epimaco III; Edillon, Rosemarie; Teo, Wanda; Villar, Cynthia; Drilon, Franklin
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