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This Week in Boracay (July 20 to 26, 2019)

Traveling to Boracay will now be made easier with the temporary termination of flight suspensions.

By: Karen Bermejo | July 20, 2019
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This week will be rainy on most days in Boracay. However, there will still be a little chance of sunshine at the beginning of the week. New and exciting news can also be expected this week. First is the possible lifting of the suspension for new flights. Second is the approval of the action plan for the island. And lastly, the ongoing constructions that will make Boracay an even better place.

Weather: Rainy week with a little chance of sunshine

The little ray of sunshine can show up on the first day of this week in Boracay [1]. The following days, however, are expected to be rainy. Flooding in some parts of the island can be expected especially with the non-stop rains. Due to the bad weather, expect that red flags can be seen on the beach. This means that no swimming is allowed for the safety of everyone. Meanwhile, boat rides going to the island continue to operate unless an advisory is released. But with the onslaught of habagat or the southwest monsoon, boat operations are transferred to Tabon Port in Caticlan and in Tambisaan for Boracay [2].

Travel Updates

No more flight suspensions

Due to oppositions from business owners in Boracay, the temporary suspension of new and additional flights to Kalibo and Caticlan are eyed to be lifted [3]. The Civil Aeronautics Board is already eyeing to lift the suspension of the new flights which resulted in big losses for the island hotels according to the business group, Philippine Hotel Owners Association Inc. Meanwhile, the suspension order was meant to keep the number of tourists in the island within its capacity.

More developments in Boracay seen

More developments will be expected on the island with the approval of the Boracay Action Plan (BAP) amounting to PhP25 billion [4]. The BAP has been approved during the recent 39th Cabinet meeting. The action plan is eyed to sustain the rehabilitation of the island. Of the budget, 64 percent or PhP16.21 billion will be for infrastructure projects in the island. It is aimed to address the ecological degradation and promote sustainability in the island. Meanwhile, 62.9 percent of the BAP or PhP15.89 billion will be funded by the private sector. The BAP projects are expected to be implemented in a year-period or until 2022.

More time needed for Boracay rehab projects

The task force in charge of the rehabilitation of Boracay is appealing to both locals and tourists to bear with the impact of the ongoing construction on the island [5]. This is after flooding was experienced in the island again during the onslaught of Typhoon Falcon last week. The Boracay Interagency Rehabilitation Management Group clarified that the flooding is due to the ongoing construction of the rehabilitated drainage system along the main road. The project is still set to be completed by the middle of next year.

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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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