Philippine Tourist Destinations: Mini Boracay cases?
12. November 2018 at 09:18
by Francine Beatriz Pradez
Following the foreclosure of Boracay, should other tourist destinations in the Philippines undergo extensive improvement to meet international standardsThe pronouncement of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to foreclose Boracay , a world renowned tourist destination, for six months had alarmed numerous sectors in the Philippines due to a possible drop in the tourism industry that shall upset certain economic and social factors. However, the rehabilitation of the so - called cesspool reignited a thorough observation of other tourist spots in the country such as the Tondaligan Beach in Dagupan City where twenty tons of garbage was scattered along the shore and in the ocean as reported by media outlets in 2017. With this staggering number confronting us, should we implement stricter measures to salvage nature’s gems?
In Boracay alone, the final blow came amidst the exceedance of the purported carrying capacity of the island with 16,796 more people who are either lured into the island w...