Like promised, the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) is soon to open an office in Boracay. Its formal opening will be by the end of August.
This was learned from Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC) Customer Service Officer Acs Aldaba.
Nevertheless, there is no assurance yet according to Aldaba whether the office would accept complaints regarding the problems being experienced in the Drainage System in Boracay. Despite this, Aldaba expressed optimism that the office would accept concerns regarding the matter.
This is despite BIWC’s knowledge that TIEZA will establish an office in Boracay to monitor and assist BIWC in its operation and to ensure that the regulation implemented by TIEZA is followed.
In the past, BIWC took criticisms and complaints from the public on the drainage problem in Boracay. But limited information could be given by BIWC since TIEZA, formerly the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), is the maker of the drainages in Boracay and therefore was the one who had the capacity to answer about the issue.
TIEZA’s formal opening in Boracay is awaited by many specially island stakeholders, and the Local Government of Malay, who together, with BIWC previously became the center of talks due to the faulty drainage in the island.
At the moment, TIEZA’s office is being constructed at the village of Balabag near the office of BIWC in preparation for its formal opening by August end.