Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Support for the Ati Community of Boracay, will continue according to Aklan Gov. Miraflores

Written by Jay-ar M. Arante

The Aklan Provincial Government will continue to support the Ati Community in the Island of Boracay.

This was the statement of Governor Florencio Miraflores in the commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the slaying of Ati Spokesperson, Dexter Condez on Saturday, February 22.

According to Miraflores, they support the ongoing struggle of the Ati Community of Boracay and the plans that the Atis want to happen to their community, especially that he had already seen different agencies from the government make moves too.

Meanwhile, the governor also thanked the Architect who made what he called the beautiful plan for the homes of the native Atis of the island.

Miraflores said it will be likely that the residence of the Atis will become a tourist destination but that their culture should be preserved.

On the other hand, representatives of different agencies of the government and authorities including the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine National Poilice (PNP) Region 6 headed by Chief Supt.

Josephus Angan attended the commemoration of the death anniversary of Condez held at the Ati Village, Sitio Lugutan, Manoc-Manoc.

DILG Undersecretary Austere Panadero also formally thanked those who guided and helped fight for the rights of the Atis in Boracay especially the Daughters of Charity which has been supporting the Boracay Atis.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

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