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This Week in Boracay (April 6 to 12, 2019)

Boracay is brimming with travel updates! For the latest news, read on.

By: Karen Bermejo | April 06, 2019
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The White Beach looks more inviting on summer days.

As graduation season starts, busy weeks can surely be expected in Boracay as it’s a favorite travel destination among friends and families who want to celebrate a milestone. Aside from the graduation season, the upcoming Holy Week break is also on the way. If you’re planning to go to the island this week, here are the things you can expect.

Weather: Summer fever on the island

Summer fever will surely be felt on the island with a maximum temperature of 31°C and a minimum of 28°C [1]. While a little thunderstorm might come, it will be mostly sunny all throughout the week. The scorching heat of the sun could cause sunburn so it is best to stay indoors during midday. Wearing sunscreen is also advisable to prevent any skin disease, especially if you have sensitive skin. It is also important to remain hydrated; since sustainable development is being promoted in Boracay, bringing your own tumbler is advised.

Traffic News: Bridge between Boracay and Malay proposed

A bridge that will connect Boracay to mainland Malay is now being proposed by a big conglomerate, San Miguel Corporation. The company has already submitted its proposal to build a 1.2-kilometer bridge to the Department of Public Works and Highways. If the proposal is accepted, San Miguel Corporation is expected to invest PhP5.48 billion for the bridge. In a statement, the DPWH said that the bridge will not cater to vehicular through-traffic. This is for the easy transport of solid waste, goods, and supplies. However, loading/unloading areas on both ends to process the movement of commuters will be provided.

Travel Updates

Environmental fee hike proposed

A proposal to increase the environmental fee from PhP75 to PhP100 has been raised in the local council of the town. The plan is also supported by the top executive of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Secretary Roy Cimatu said he is in favor of the increase as it will help in the implementation of the zero-waste policy in the island [3]. The fund can also help in the improvement of the sanitary landfill in mainland Malay.

Laboracay transforms to Love Boracay

The week-long celebration of Labor Day dubbed as Laboracay will be changed from being an event of nonstop parties into a low-key and more meaningful celebration [4]. Instead of Laboracay, it will now be called Love Boracay to celebrate the rehabilitation of the island and instead of parties, it be filled with activities promoting environmental campaigns. The activity aims to encourage tourists, stakeholders, and residents to be more conscious of their actions.

Passed Laws: Roving team for a disciplined Boracay

In a move to instill the value of discipline among locals and tourists and to support the rehabilitation program of the island, strict observance of island laws is now being conducted. With that, a roving team that is part of Project Boracay Enhanced Security Strategy and Tactics (BESST) is doing rounds along the White Beach [5]. Since February 21, the team has already apprehended over 400 people violating local ordinances including littering and improper trash disposal. The roving team is expected to do random checks not only in White Beach but also in other areas of Boracay.

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About Karen Bermejo
Karen is a writer, a traveler, and a volunteer. Her ultimate dream is to travel the world, master a foreign language, and learn how to swim. To keep her sanity while chasing her dreams, she’s scaling mountains on weekends.
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