Coral restoration is the current aim of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Boracay.
The DOST’s project is called “Filipinnovation on Coral Restoration Program.” With the program it is bringing, the DOST is expected to spend a year in the island.
Apparently, the aim of the program is to give solution to the problem of coral destruction. The hope is that with the help of attractions from underwater activities, tourism in the island would be made stronger for the livelihood of the people.
It was learned that the national government gave the fund to the DOST to conduct the program in Boracay as one of its Pilot Technology Demonstrations or Models for the promotion of Science-based coral reef management.
Senator Loren Legarda, Aklan Congressman Florencio Joeben Miraflores, Governor Carlito Marquez and other members of the Philippine Congress and Senate support the program.
In Boracay, its local partners are Sangkalikasan Cooperative and Boracay Association of Scuba-diving Schools (BASS) from the private sector.
Apparently, the benefits the program will bring to Boracay, if successful, are employment and profit for the people of Boracay.
The DOST’s program, headed by Cesario Pagdilao, was presented at the Town Council session yesterday.