BORACAY ISLAND, Malay -- The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) said it is supporting the “Bawal ang Pasaway” campaign of the local government of Malay, Aklan.
BIARMG head Natividad Bernardino said in an interview that the local government launched the campaign on Monday, November 11.
The BIARMG is a management arm of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) headed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The task force was created to rehabilitate Boracay from environmental degradation.
“The campaign is part of the declaration of both the local government and the Philippine National Police in placing the whole of Boracay as a disciplined zone. We expect that tourists will flock Boracay this Yuletide season and we wanted these tourists to follow measures while at the same time enjoy Boracay as a holiday destination,” Bernardino said.
At least 12 local ordinances are the subjects of the campaign. Among them include no littering, no vending, no eating and no drinking at the front beach.
She said that aside from tourists, the campaign is also meant for both large and small businesses in the resort island.
“We also have registered cases of erring tourists and residents and also large business owners. There would be no exemptions,” Bernardino added.