Oh Boracay!


WE all know this is one of the best white beach islands and one of the best tourist spots in the Philippines.

When you see the relaxing paradise, from blue sea to the famous white sands of Boracay, you can’t help but think that this is the reason why there are so many tourists from other countries that visit.

But as of the moment, Boracay is facing a difficult problem – the slow destruction of its environment by some ‘abusive’ residents and businessmen, and as per reports, there’s so much waste in some parts of the island which causes pollution on the beach, which is really disappointing.

If you look closely, there are now a lot of residential and commercial establishments in the island which slowly is taking over the natural beauty of the island, and the atmosphere of the relaxing scenery has disappeared because the constructors didn’t follow the rules.

You can find more than 300 hotels and resorts, 100 restaurants and bars, 47 motorboat rental shops, 40 diving shops, 104 souvenir stalls and 88 pumping boat rental shops, and these thriving businesses have earned almost P27 billion in tourism revenue, but the question is: Does revenue generation trump the utter destruction of the environment?

Who should be blamed for that devastation?

In my view, the key for solving this is within us. Discipline and care for nature is the key, so the public should be urged to make the change before it’s too late.

We need to give importance to the wonderful creation of God, and hopefully we can learn lessons on how to take care of our surroundings.