Despite resort island Boracay reopening last month, after being closed earlier this year due to environmental issues, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu said rehabilitation is still ongoing.
According to release posted on social media yesterday by the government agency, “The rehabilitation effort in Boracay will continue even after tourism-related activities on the world-famous resort island have resumed.”
DENR said water quality monitoring will continue, with the tourist destination now-equipped with a “state-of-the-art monitoring system that provides real-time data on the water quality around the island.”
Upon reopening, a new set of rules was also implemented, intended to keep the place clean.
The tourist hotspot will now limit the number of visitors per day, require visitors to have accommodations booked before arriving, prohibit all water sports except for swimming, and large-scale parties will no longer be held.
Also banned are casinos, smoking, drinking, and open fires./WDJ