Philippine Island to close to tourism.

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Philippine Island to close to tourism.

Post by Khundon1975 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:13 pm

President Duterte, has proclaimed that he is closing the highly popular island of Boracay to all tourists for six months, due to the serious issues with sewage and litter being pumped into the sea.
There are around 30,000 residents on the island, who work in the tourism industry.
The president has said he will give financial support to the locals, but not to the rich resort owners. 🤔 Wether he does, remains to be seen.

Six months is a long time, for small business owners to go without an income.




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Post by Ginjaninja » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:14 pm

Kudos to Duterte for keeping his word. He gave the island authorities plenty of warning, threatened to close the island if they did not clean-up the place. Islanders ignored and therefore got shut-down....
Lessons-learnt the hard way.

Edit: I visited Boracay several years ago and it was the most beautiful beach I'd ever seen. Haven't seen anything as nice since..

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Post by oakdale160 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 pm

As opposed to Thai's dictator who will not do anything about the plastic bag pollution---"Because Thai people would not like it"

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Re: Philippine Island to close to tourism.

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:56 pm

Actually Duterte has promised $40m financial aid to locals to help during the closed period. Many will also get work on the upgrade works to be performed.

Has Thailand government offered any aid for the places they are closing?
The world needs to wake up and simply ban certain products which are destroying our world.
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Re: Philippine Island to close to tourism.

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:58 pm

Strange the link don't work

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Post by Ginjaninja » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:30 pm

Sounds like the island actually has to be shut-down in order for the improvements to be carried out anyway....

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Re: Philippine Island to close to tourism.

Post by bsdk1960 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:06 pm

celebrated the 2000 new year there,at that time it was very nice and good diving and snorkling there,haven't been back since.

:cheers: :cheers:

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