Boracay to reopen on October 26 - Cimatu

After six-month closure of the white island that started April 26 for rehabilitation, Boracay is now ready to reopen again to public starting October 26, according to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu as reported on GMA news.



"I would like to say categorically that we will be opening Boracay on October 26," Cimatu told members of the House Committee on Natural Resources during its meeting.

Boracay has been closed to public as the President mandate due to its worsening environmental condition, but the secretary announced that the situation in the island has already improved.

"Categorically, I am telling you that Boracay is no longer a cesspool," he said.

“We have all the daily and weekly monitoring results (on the water). It is now lower than the standard compared before when it was erratic. It is more steady now,” he added.

The DENR said it will stick to the plan and open the island on October 26.

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