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This Week in Boracay (June 29 to July 5, 2019)

Due to violations and negligence, the closure of a number of Boracay establishments is ordered.

By: Karen Bermejo | June 29, 2019
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More establishments are told to close in the island of Boracay.

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It will be mostly gloomy throughout the week in Boracay. Despite this, your visit in the island should not be postponed since there are still exciting things to look forward to. Traveling around the island will be easier with the new modern vehicles plying on the major streets. Continued clean-up of the island is also ensured with the closure of violating establishments. While additional flights for Boracay and Caticlan are on hold, existing schedules are still in operation. Finally, a proposed bridge might soon rise in Boracay. To know more about these exciting things, read on.

Weather: Rainy week ahead

The rainy season may have started but the humid weather can still be felt in Boracay with a maximum temperature of 30°C [1]. Despite the humidity, a gloomy week is still expected in the island. It will be mostly rainy mainly in the morning. Due to the constant rains, cases of dengue are also on the rise in the island. Bringing of insect repellants and other precautionary measures are a must.

Traffic news: Proposed Boracay bridge now in the works

A proposal to build a bridge that will connect Boracay to Panay Island is now on the works as its proponent San Miguel Corporation (SMC) may soon get an initial nod from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) [2]. SMC proposed to construct a 1.2-kilometer bridge to the tourist island worth PhP5.5 billion. The company is also expected to be given its original proponent status (OPS) soon, according to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar. Once they have the OPS, the company can now submit their project proposal to the National Economic and Development Authority for further evaluation. The proponent however clarified that the bridge will be for limited use only as it will not be used for vehicular through-traffic. Designated loading and unloading areas will be stationed on both ends of the bridge for the movement of goods and supplies, solid waste, and commuters.

Travel Updates

No new flights to Caticlan and Kalibo

There will be no additional flights to Kalibo and Caticlan for the meantime. This is due to a moratorium imposed by the Civil Aeronautics Board. The temporary moratorium is to ensure that tourists visiting Boracay will be within the island’s carrying capacity [3]. To note, only a total of 19,215 people are allowed to stay in the island at all times, while only 6,405 visitors are allowed to enter each day.

Twenty-five establishments ordered to close

In line with the ongoing crackdown of violating establishments in Boracay, twenty-five more businesses are ordered to be closed by the Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) [4]. The establishments were found violating the road easement law while some don’t have a business permit. Before the twenty-five businesses and eleven shops were already closed down by the group. The inter-agency group will resume its inspection by July once new sets of officials assume their post.

Modern jeepneys to ply Boracay roads

Two new modern public utility vehicles (PUVs) will start plying the major roads of Boracay [5]. Compared to the old models, the modern PUVs have Euro IV compliant engines, thus it produces cleaner emissions. The vehicles are from the Japanese company Isuzu and can accommodate up to 30 passengers. They will also be fully air-conditioned. Thirteen more PUVs will soon be distributed to the Boracay Land Transport Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BLTMPC) who will handle the operation and maintenance.

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About Karen Bermejo
Karen writes to earn a living, tell stories and promote her advocacies. She’s a traveler and a volunteer. Her adventurous soul makes her more comfortable to sleep on the couch of a stranger than pay bucks for accommodation. 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 chases waterfalls on weekends.
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