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Tourists defy Boracay ban on parties, loud music

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MANILA, Philippines — Barely a week since Boracay was reopened, some tourists and business establishments have defied regulations set by the Boracay Interagency Task Force to help protect and preserve the island.

Parties, including loud music, smoking and drinking in Boracay are back, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, citing reports she received on Wednesday.

“Nakakalungkot lang talaga na may mangilan-ngilan na mga pasaway. It is hard... to believe that they do not know the guidelines because they were given an oath for a better Boracay upon entering the island,” Puyat told The STAR.

The oath states that a tourist promises to ensure the preservation and sustainable development of Boracay and observe environmental laws and regulations.  

Puyat had earlier warned visitors on the strict enforcement of a local ordinance prohibiting drinking of alcohol and smoking in public places as well as partying within the no-build zone easement. She said sandcastle making would be regulated while the use of kerosene lamps and bonfires are prohibited.

The tourism chief expressed concern that some business establishments and Filipino tourists comply with the regulations only if police personnel are visible on the island. 

“We issue citation tickets for hard-headed tourists and business establishments, but we will be forced to close their business kung hindi sila makikinig sa amin,” Puyat said. 

Photos of garbage left on the island shortly after its reopening have also been posted on social media.

Puyat  called on tourists and businessmen to report violations.

President Duterte closed Boracay for six months amid environmental issues hounding the island, including the lack of proper sewerage system. 

Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism said fewer tourists arrived in Boracay during the observance of All Saints’ Day compared to those who came when the island was reopened on Oct. 26.

Puyat said the number of tourists is expected to increase in December.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/tourists-defy-boracay-ban-on-parties-loud-music/ar-BBPdwqQ?ocid=spartandhp

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SkyMan
17 minutes ago, Dafey said:

The tourism chief expressed concern that some business establishments and Filipino tourists comply with the regulations only if police personnel are visible on the island. 

No way!!!

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HongKongPhooey
11 hours ago, Dafey said:

Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said, citing reports she received on Wednesday.

“Nakakalungkot lang talaga na may mangilan-ngilan na mga pasaway. It is hard... to believe that they do not know the guidelines because they were given an oath for a better Boracay upon entering the island,” Puyat told The STAR.

The oath states that a tourist promises to ensure the preservation and sustainable development of Boracay and observe environmental laws and regulations.  

Oh Puyat, why couldn’t we have met 10 years ago? I bet you were such a hottie and even more naive..

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fred42

Police kick down a little kids sand castle in Boracay.
Hopefully the child avoids deportation proceedings!
 

 

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liquido

Who needs that place...I think I will fly to Cancun or Cozumel in my Gulfstream g650...

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streak03

F*uck that place 

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Dafey
2 hours ago, fred42 said:

Police kick down a little kids sand castle in Boracay.

That actually happened to us a couple of years ago. They have "licensed vendors" that make the artistic sand castles and we had unwittingly happened upon a couple of kids, 10-12 year old range, that had just finished building a gorgeous display. they took our pictures with our camera and we gave them a few a couple of hundred pesos. As soon as we turned an left the area the Sand Castle Police stomped the castle down and told the kids to leave!

Funny thing was, these kids were better artists than the other ones we saw there! 

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CardiacKid
5 hours ago, fred42 said:

Police kick down a little kids sand castle in Boracay.
Hopefully the child avoids deportation proceedings!
 

 

Just another example  of following regulations blindly. 

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MickyG

sad people no doubt looking for a 7 stone weakling to kick sand in their eyes

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Bama

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Cgu
10 hours ago, fred42 said:

Police kick down a little kids sand castle in Boracay.
Hopefully the child avoids deportation proceedings!
 

 

Off topic - I am sure you do not mind Fred42 and this is just for FYI - if you link back to FB, then people might be able to see your profile (coming from the group and member).  Just in case you want to stay anonymous  (I think most know anyway who is who:D)

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noddle

Was it to do with the 'sand castle' or the 2 foot hole the person had dug ?

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