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This Week in Boracay (October 5 to 11, 2019)

Boracay is set to experience numerous power interruptions the entire month.

By: Karen Bermejo | October 05, 2019
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The weather in Boracay this week will be mostly sunny with chances of rain in the first two days. The rest of the week will mostly experience sunshine too. It will also be a lot hotter due to the power shortage, which will be a regular thing for the whole month. The power outage is due to the rehabilitation of the electric poles on the island. Meanwhile, the island is still grieving for the seven paddlers who died in a sea tragedy while they were in practice. Despite the grief, however, several fundraising activities are being done to gather enough support for their families. For more travel updates on Boracay, read on.

Weather: Sunny weather to look forward to

The week will start a little gloomy with 55 to 80 percent chances of rain from Saturday to Sunday [1]. But the grim weather will not stay for the rest of the week as the sun is expected to shine. A couple of morning showers can still be experienced though. With this great weather, it’s just a perfect time to do island hopping activity or some other water sports. As the habagat (southwest monsoon) season is nearing its end, it’s also an excellent time to swim at the White Beach. The water is now calmer compared to the previous months.

Traffic News: Month-long electric pole construction ongoing

The final leg of the line rehabilitation project of the Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO) is down to its last month [2]. With the month-long rehabilitation activity started on September 24, regular power outages are expected on the island. In line with this, road traffic is also likely to get worse. This is because of the removal and replacement of the poles. At least 80 linemen are currently assigned on the island to do its full blast rehabilitation of the island’s power lines.

Travel Updates

Power outage felt by the entire island

Since last week, the island has already been experiencing power outages [3]. For this reason, most hotels have been relying on generators lately. According to an advisory from AKELCO, power outages may be felt every Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. As mentioned earlier in the article, the power interruptions are due to the removal and replacement of the poles on the island.

Dragon boat activities suspended

Dragon boat activities are suspended on Boracay due to the accident which took the lives of seven paddlers [4]. The bodies of the seven paddlers were already transported back to their neighborhood. The suspension, according to Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) is to allow authorities to examine the incident and to improve the emergency protocol. Meanwhile, several fundraising activities were held to raise funds for the family of the seven fallen paddlers. The suspension, however, did not dampen the spirit of the other dragon boat team. They continued their practice, not on the water, but at the beach.

For the latest travel updates on Boracay, check out Yoorekka Magazine.

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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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