Boracay rehab a continuing effort—Cimatu

Boracay's rehabilitation will continue after its opening following its closure for six months, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said Sunday.

He vowed to monitor the water quality on the island and to see to it that the businesses there complied with the rules on keeping the famous tourist destination clean. 

He said his department’s Environmental Management Bureau had put up a state-of-the-art monitoring system that would provide real-time data on the water quality around island.

The water quality there could be checked even if Environment personnel were outside the island, he said.

President Rodrigo Duterte had called the waters of Boracay a “cesspool” and then ordered the island closed for rehabilitation.

But Cimatu said Boracay no longer was a cesspool after its rehabilitation.

He told the business establishments on the island to prevent the deterioration of the island’s water quality.

On Oct. 26 Cimatu, along with other high-ranking government officials, spearheaded the reopening of the world-famous island.

Topics: Boracay , Roy Cimatu , Department of Environment and Natural Resources , Environmental Management Bureau , Rodrigo Duterte
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