Thursday, February 6, 2014

Burying of cement debris in Boracay’s white sands has negative effects, said UPMSI

Written by Jay-ar Arante

Boracay Redevelopment Task Force (BRTF)’s buried demolition debris may have a negative effective on the island’s white sands.

This is according to Dr. Miguel Fortes of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI).

Dr. Fortes, who is also a CECAM Project Manager said, that based on their studies the said debris may cause harm to the white sands such as discoloration.

The doctor added that it would rather be beneficial if they were piled up in an area where it can be used as ornaments or let algae grow in them as an additional tourist attraction.

SB Member Frolibar Bautista meanwhile said that burying the debris wasn’t thoroughly given a thought and or experimented.

With this, the SB Malay was a little dismayed with the said incident that occurred in Boracay.

Translated by Shelah Casiano

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