Written by: Alan Palm Sr.
The discussion on the second meeting of Boracay Redevelopment Task Force has been intensive, wherein owners of permanent structures that violated the 25+5 easement were invited.
The invited businessmen and representatives were given seven days to correct the violations found in their structures.
The meetings were headed by the task force which includes the LGU- Engineering Office, Zoning Office, DOT, DILG and DENR.
According to SB Member Rowen Aguirre, the 7-day extension given to the violators is to show evidence that they are complying substantially.
After the 7-day grace period, the task force will be conducting a validation process to begin the 25+5 re-development.
The task force is determined to implement the ordinance of Malay Memorandum Circular No.47 of President Benigno Aquino III, which aims to re-organize Boracay because of overdevelopment and environmental issues.
Aquirre said that if entrepreneurs care for Boracay, they must sacrifice for the benefit of all especially for the tourism industry.
Although, some have requested to prioritize the demolition of the controversial West Cove.
Task Force Chairman, Engineer Elizer Casidsid added that even those with FLAG-T with no building permit will also be included in the demolition.
It is expected that before the end of 2013, all will be orderly in Boracay as what was stated in the Inter-Agency Task Force or Technical Working Group of President Aquino.
Translated by: Kate Panaligan