Written by Jay-ar Arante
A group from New Orleans is to meet with different agencies in the island of Boracay this coming Monday and Tuesday.
This is in relation to the super typhoon that has swept the Visayas including the province of Aklan and Boracay in November.
According to DOT Boracay Officer-in-Charge Tim Ticar, the mentioned group itself called for the meeting to give concerned agencies tips on how to recover from the devastation of typhoons and other calamities.
It aims to help Boracay, more so that it is a world known tourist destination and is flocked by many people from around the globe.
Ticar added that the conference will be attended by a limited number of people led by Malay Mayor John P. Yap, Boracay Foundation Inc. President Jony Salme, PCCI Boracay President Ariel Abriam, Ms. Mabel Bacani of the Boracay Redevelopment Task Force, BTAC Officer-in-Charge P/Insp. Fidel Gentallan and the Philippine Coastguard.
New Orleans in Louisiana, USA was also beaten by hurricane Katrina in August 25, 2005 where numerous homes. Infrastructures and livelihoods were destroyed and many lives were lost.
Despite the massive damages the area recovered right away, reviving back its tourism and it is because of their disaster preparedness.
This is what the group wants for Boracay and the whole Aklan Province, to be prepared in order to recuperate from calamities faster.
Translated by Shelah Casiano