"We've got no choice"
This is what the members of the Frost Fire Dancers in Boracay said regarding the Department of Tourism’s remark on the use of gas in their activity.
According to the group’s spokesperson, Aragon, he doesn't know of any alternative or any other gas used in fire dancing other than what they have been using.
The gas used is international fire dancing is costly, he added.
This followed after Boracay DOT Officer-in-Charge Tim Ticar said that they will find a way for the fire dancers to refrain or avoid using gas in their activity.
In line with this, Aragon said that the DOT has a very good suggestion.
He also admitted that there are some complaints regarding the smell of gas; Aragon however assured that they do not perform just anywhere, as they are also being monitored by the Malay Auxiliary Police or MAP.
They are also making sure to clear and put their things away after each performance.
The DOT has previously mentioned in a press conference in Boracay, the negative effects of the fire dancers’ usage of gas believing it brings about pollution.