Underwater cleanup to remove waste in the water
Aside from the improvements on the island, its marine environment is also being rehabilitated continuously. One project that is implemented is the underwater cleanup. The most recent of which is the one organized by the Philippine Travel Factory . The activity is likewise done in partnership with the diver’s group in the island particularly the Boracay Business Administration of Scuba Shops (BBASS). The underwater cleanup is for the collection and removal of waste in the water and is done on a regular basis on the island.
Spotting compliance violators
For the sustainability of its rehabilitation efforts, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has encouraged stakeholders and the community in Boracay to be on the lookout against violators . The DOT reiterated that only accredited businesses are allowed to operate. Based on the current DOT list, 320 hotels and resorts were given accreditation. Aside from DOT, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources has also shut down some businesses that are operating without a certificate of compliance.
Enough drinking water supply in Boracay
Water utility companies in Boracay assured that there is still enough drinking water supply for residents and tourists on the island . While there is no water shortage in Boracay, consumers were told to conserve water. This is in preparation for the onset of El Niño phenomenon which is already affecting other parts of the country. Every household in the community, as well as the businesses, are urged to save clean and potable water. The island sources its water from Nabaoy River in mainland Malay.