The hotels, restaurants and other businesses along the coast are the culprits. The good thing is that the President Rodrigo Duterte has himself taken notice of this.
According to the post, the President told owners of hotels, restaurants and other businesses on the tiny central island to clean up or he would ban tourism there.
"I will close Boracay. Boracay is a cesspool," Duterte told a business forum in his southern home city of Davao late Friday, according to an official transcript released by the presidential palace on Saturday. "You go into the water, it's smelly. Smell of what? Shit. Because it all comes out in Boracay," he said.
Duterte warned the situation was a looming environmental "disaster" and a "tragedy" that could soon drive visitors away from the island, located about 350 kilometres south of Manila. He said he had ordered Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to clean up Boracay or else. "I'll give you six months. Clean the goddamn thing," he said he had told Cimatu.
It is gratifying to note that the President is coming hard on the officials. This will definitely force the officials to put their house in order.