Written by: Bert Dalida
“We might lose our source of income.”
This is what worries a group of fire dancers in Boracay once the implementation of the 25+5 meter easement pushes through.
According to “Nelson” of the Solara Fire Dancers, the tourists come to Boracay not only for vacation but also for entertainment.
And one of the island’s main attractions known to them is the fire dancing.
Nelson however said that if what he heard was right, that they too will be affected by the easement, then they might be losing their means of living.
In line with this, he added that fire dancers in Boracay should also meet and confer after learning that some of them stopped performing in order to maintain a cleaner beach line.
The hazards that the said activity can cause to the sands were previously explained.
Meanwhile, Malay SB Member Rowen Aguirre has earlier stressed the prompt implementation of the 25+5 easement in order to avoid the drawbacks it may bring to the tourism industry.
Translated by: Shelah Casiano