President threatens to file case vs. Boracay officials for neglect

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CEBU CITY — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday threatened to file prices of significant neglect of responsibility towards native officials in Boracay for making the island resort right into a “sewer pool”.

“I will charge you for serious neglect of duty [for] making Boracay a fishpond or a sewer pool,” Duterte stated through the unveiling of the Malasakit Middle at Don Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Middle (VSMMC) in Cebu Metropolis.

The President stated he already gave orders to native officials to clear up the island resort or he’ll shut it completely.

He stated the native officials uncared for laws like constructing of constructions alongside the shoreline, which isn’t allowed.

Now native officials are very zealous concerning the billions of pesos contributed by Boracay to the financial system, however the President stated “you created a disaster there. Your garbage is just about 25 meters away. Yung lahat ng hotel walang [sewage] treatment. Yung tubig ninyo deretso sa banyo sa flush doon sa dagat (All hotels have no sewage treatment. Your water from the bathroom is directly flushed to the sea).”

Duterte stated he gave his full belief and confidence to Atmosphere Secretary Roy Cimatu to clear up Boracay, together with the doable dismantling of constructions deemed unlawful.

The setting and tourism departments have agreed to step up efforts to save Boracay, together with penalizing institutions discovered to have violated environmental and different legal guidelines.

Nevertheless, a research commissioned by the Division of Tourism within the earlier Administration confirmed that speedy inhabitants development of the island is the issue and never the inflow of vacationers.

The island’s sewerage system was not designed for the growth within the development of institutions in the primary vacationer strip. (Luel Galarpe/PNA)

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