By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
“We couldn’t be more proud of what Boracay has become after one and a half years of rehabilitation,” Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) chair Roy Cimatu said.
The Conde Nast Traveller, which is recognized as one of the most distinguished and trusted authorities on lifestyle travel, named Boracay as “the best island in Asia” and one of the 30 best islands in the world for 2019.
Boracay did not make it to the prestigious list last year due to ongoing rehabilitation after being crowned as the world’s best island for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017.
This year’s rundown of the best islands in the world was broken down into six parts: Asia, Australia and the South Pacific, Caribbean and the Atlantic, Europe, North America, and the United States.
Cimatu said government’s efforts to restore Boracay to its former splendor have started to bear fruit with the recognition from a global authority like Conde Nast Traveler.
He pointed out that Boracay’s rehabilitation this year focused on strict implementation of environmental laws and regulations.
With only less than six months left before BIATF’s dissolution, Cimatu said the task force will work double time to finish its task.
Source: Manila Bulletin