LOOK: This is how Boracay looks like now

Sherry Tadeja
PUBLISHED June 27, 2018 04:02 pm

(Inside Manila) A Facebook post went viral last week after it revealed photos of a cleaner Boracay island in just over 57 days.

The post was by the Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel "Manny" Piñol, who shared photos of the island taken by the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Office VI team last June 23.

"The government's Inter-Agency Task Force working under the clear directives of a strong-willed President, has achieved in just 57 days dramatic accomplishments in the clean-up of Boracay Island, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations," wrote Piñol.

Closed down last April 26, President Duterte tasked an Inter-Agency Task Force led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to lead the rehabilitation and cleanup of the much-commercialized island.

The Agricultural Secretary also shared that on the 26th Cabinet Meeting; Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat asked whether the island can re-open on time.

DENR Secretary and Head of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Rehabilitation of Boracay Island, Secretary Roy Cimatu, assured her otherwise.

"President Duterte referred her question to Secretary Cimatu, head of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Rehabilitation of Boracay Island, who assured the Cabinet that the island will reopen on Oct. 26 and tourists could start flying on Oct. 27,"

What do you think of Boracay's current state? Do you think the government can keep the island this clean once it re-opened? Share us your thoughts.



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