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Today, Boracay is somthered with Lumot.
kung di ako nagkakamali mas marami pang local tourists pumupunta sa batangas or baguio kesa boracay. mas malapit kasi ang mga ito sa manila at mas mura.
Reading this thread reminds me of a joke:
People avoid going to Boracay now,
Because it's always full of people.
pinaka okay talaga pag January!
the seaweeds along the shores is very icky.. i couldnt even go to the beach because of it. but i have to admit, boracay has a good nightlife, though its really crowded...
I agree dude and here's the reason why.Originally Posted by GoshDarnIt
There used to be a master development plan for boracay created by the Phil. Tourism Authority in the early 90's. It was supposed to oversee all the development projects of the area to maintain its sustainabilty- you know- to make sure that boracay remains beautiful and pleasing for years to come. The plan was very good- Station 1 was supposed to be a tourist village, Station 2 a commercial area, and Station 3 a mix of the two.
Very good plans huh? The PTA had these MDPs for Boracay and Panglao. What happened then? If you look at boracay right now, its free for all! No regulations at all- except for the quick buck rule. The best example is the back side of d'mall- total chaos!
Going back to boracay's MDP- it was totally abandoned. Its because of 1991s local goverment code that gave the local government units authority or management rights over their own tourism sites. So there's the beginning of the sad fate of Boracay.
Local government officials of Bora said that they have no need of long term plans since they get to stay in their office for only 3 years. What's the use right?- Welcome to the Philippines!
the seaweeds are seasonal. it just so happened that malumot yung bora during summer...
but for what it's worth, according to the locals, these are excretions of corals which are washed up on shore and in time, as it dries up, turns into the fine white sand.
i don't know if it's true though. pero sabi ng mga fishermen, scientists have done research on this na daw, hehe. beats me...
Its not true. Its about sewage problem. I've posted earlier a study about the correlation between the appearrance of seaweeds and untreated water.Originally Posted by grass
For those who have not seen boracay in its hay-day, will still gush over it today. But really, its already a mess.
pilipino alagaan mo naman ang maganda mong kapaligiran
"The island's a ticking time bomb," said resort owner Jeff Panlaqui. He fears that Boracay may go the way of other tourist spots that were lost to congestion and pollution
tagaAplaya thanks dude
hope that they'll act real soon.Durano said there would be no further development on the island, but did not say when the moratorium would start.
I doubt if these guys can get their act together...If not...Then goodbye Boracay !Originally Posted by tagaAplaya
if you are saying that wala na tatalo sa boracay..then you live up with the tag line....."wag ka maging dayuhan sa sarili mong bayan!!!"
There are a lot of beautiful and serene beaches worthy of praise like boracay' status 30 years ago.
For people who just discovered boracay...i really pity you.
There was a time when Boracay was a majestic white sand beach paradise. There were two resorts only and you can run at the beach and throw caution to the wind....grabe puting-puti ang buhangin parang asukal...there only a handful of tourists who jam with locals around camp fires...so memorable in the early 80s....
That was before the coliform which dirtied the water, lumot which robbed the white sand of its purity, cheapy-cheapy bars which made it the Ermita's twin of today, and the cheapy-cheapy tourists who would rather party at night and leave razor blades, condoms, syringes, shabu tooters, cigarette butts and plastic bottles.
Shame on you....you are throwing boracay into the garbage bin by not being vigilant of its despicable state.
Blame it on the municipal mayor of Malay who seems to be drowned in his own cesspool of neglect.
But that paradise will eventually die because of those people who go there for that kind of experience. Well I'm not really putting most of the blame on them but yeah they're part of the problem.Originally Posted by grass
Boracay also has its own Version of Smokey Mountain, tst tsk tsk. Plus read also that there was a creek or something and now its covered to make way for Establishments, tsk tsk tsk.
At the least its demise is getting the attention it should have years ago.
What do you guys think of Shangri-la's new Boracay resort to be completed in mid-2007?It's going to have 150 rooms and 50 suites. I also heard that Four Seasons and Hilton are building resorts on the island. Plus, (not sure if the plan's pushing through), the government is planning to build a new terminal to make Kalibo an International airport...
Ay kakalungkot naman . Gusto ko pa sanang pumunta sa Boracay kasi hindi pa ako nakapunta doon. Of course, I still want to go there pero I wish I was able to when it was still unspoilt.
Sana naman maagapan ang "overdevelopment." Sad naman na unti-unti nang nawawala ang beauty niya.
Me too. Hindi pa ako nakapunta ng Bora eh. Maganda daw doon. I saw that thing on TV about the other side of Bora, grabe.
yup, boracay is nothing if you would go to caramoan, bicol.