Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Flood and Drainage Problems Welcomed the New OIC of the DOT

The issues on flood and Drainage in Boracay were presented by the Town Council of Malay to the new Officer In Charge, Tim Ticar, of the Department of Tourism.

During Ticar’s attendance at the Town Council session Tuesday morning for a courtesy call, he answered some of the appeals of the Council including the Council’s request to be updated regarding the Drainage project in Boracay.

This followed Ticar’s announcement that he had a scheduled dialogue with the Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC).

Town Council Member Dante Pagsugiron requested Ticar to inquire about the plan of Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) since the agency had allegedly promised several times to the Local Government of Malay , that it would fix the drainage problem.

Meanwhile, the Town Council also asked Ticar of his plans as the new OIC of the DOT, adding that the Council had not felt the presence of the DOT for some time in the island.

Although Ticar did not answer directly, he said that they have their own management styles. He added that he was instructed by higher authority to have an open communication with the LGU of Malay and stakeholders to know their sentiments. With this he said he would persistently communicate with the Town Council about different matters related to tourism.

In turn, the Council expressed its interest in helping the DOT.


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