Thursday, March 12, 2015

DENR: Beach of Boracay still safe for the public

Posted March 12, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas

Tourists should still enjoy frolicking and swimming in Boracay despite the explosion of news about Coliform bacteria.

Office of the Aklan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Ivene Reyes said: “Boracay’s waters fronting the island’s famed White Beach have been cleared by the Environmental Management Bureau and are deemed safe and clean for swimming.”

According to him, “Atty. Jonathan Bulos, Regional Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-6) in Western Visayas assured in a technical conference that the coastal water along White Beach is not hazardous.”

Bulos clarified that the earlier report released by the EMB-6 indicating high content presence of Coliform bacteria in seawater surrounding the island was actually taken from the mouth of the drainage system in Bulabog. The latter, is found on Boracay’s eastern side.

Meanwhile, EMB-6 continues to urge that the drainage and sewerage system meant to particularly curb water pollution in waters surrounding the resort island be once and for all be completed.

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