Posted December 12, 2014
Written by Gloria Villas
Boracay meets complicated cases where indigenous (Badjao) were involved in begging and conning the tourists.
In this regard, LGU Malay now accumulates ‘Action Plan’ for the said problem.
However, LGU Malay admits having difficulties in handling the problem while being careful with the process, because of the law protecting indigenous people and children involved with the mentioned cases.
According to Boracay Island Chief Operations Officer Glenn Sacapaño, recently just over 20 indigenous (Badjao) delivered to the mainland from the island.
Sacapaño added that they are not just monitoring the “badjaos” but also children begging in Boracay.
He said: “This has a tremendous effect to the influx of tourist especially this coming Christmas Season and New Year.”
Meanwhile, LGU Malay will again discuss the matter with the Commission on Human Rights and National Commission for Indigenous People (NCIP) for the possible solution.