Friday, August 17, 2012

Bar Enclosure in Boracay Supported by and with Suggestion from the DOT

The Bar enclosure in Boracay is supported by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

In an interview, DOT Boracay Officer in Charge Tim Ticar said that it is appropriate for the Local Government (LGU) of Malay to look into the noise made by bars in the island.

According to Ticar, the noise problem has been in the island since 1998.

He added that there are tourists who would like to take a rest at night but are disturbed and irritated by the noise.

This is because aside from the fact that the resort or hotel where they stay are near disco bars, the disco bars play music loudly even during the early hours.

However, Ticar said instead of turning off or stopping the playing of music when twelve midnight strikes, it would be better to turn down the volume or put in place sound barriers to prevent the loud sound being heard outside and avoid disturbing those who are taking a rest.

This is because not all bars in the island are in the residential areas, or near resorts.

Aside from this, there are tourists who are really looking for a night life when in Boracay, and it is a let-down to stop their merry making by putting a stop to the music according to Ticar.

Regarding the matter, Ticar suggested that the Memorandum of Agreement be reviewed thoroughly.

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