Globe Telecom Inc. has launched long-term conservation and sustainability plan for Boracay Island, starting with its initiatives to help address untreated sewage that is causing pollution into the waters of the island.
Globe executives recently signed an agreement with key leaders of Manila Water Foundation and Boracay Island Water Company (Boracay Water) for the donation of a communal septic tank in Sitio Ilaya, Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan.
Globe and its partners will also provide 8,000 packs of Vigormin—a low-cost, organic solution to boost the removal rate of organic pollutants in septic tanks for improved quality of used water— to over 4,000 households in Boracay.
“I am very happy Globe came to us and asked what we can do. Because of our ties with Globe and Boracay Water, we sat down one afternoon and shared some ideas. In Boracay, there are low-lying areas that sewer lines cannot reach,” Manila Water Foundation president Geodino Carpio said. “This initiative will help ensure homeowners and tourists in Boracay will have a safe and decent place to stay in.”
While the country’s top tourist draw is being closed to tourists for six months, Globe, along with partners, is drumming up its efforts to help the government rehabilitate the island.
“Boracay has always been very close to the hearts of every Filipino. Recently, it became the center of everyone’s attention. As Filipino citizens, it is our responsibility to help out and contribute in our shared purpose to rehabilitate Boracay. Beyond business, we will help make the island a safe and sustainable ecotourism destination through replicable and scalable solutions” Globe senior vice president for consumer mobile Business Issa Cabreira said.