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BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan — The Local Government Unit of Malay has formed a new task force to address the drainage concerns in the island as well as the environmental problems at Bulabog Beach.
Rowen Aguirre, executive assistant for Boracay affairs, said the main mandate of the group was to address the problems on the island’s drainage system and ensure the protection of Bulabog Beach, opposite of the White Beach.
“The task force is formed to make sure that Bulabog Beach area is protected from illegal discharges,” he said in an interview Friday.
He said the group would also handle concerns about the sewerage lines in the island.
Aguirre said the task force had long been proposed but was only formed through an executive order in April.
The local task force will consist of the different LGU departments, the business sector and other stakeholders in the island, said Aguirre.
He likewise clarified that the group’s creation was not only in preparation for the rainy season but to have long-term solutions to the drainage problem here.
He said the group’s main concern would focus on the protection of the Bulabog Beach as well.
While the White Beach is known for its fine white sands, Bulabog Beach is known among water sports enthusiasts.
Some groups expressed concerns about the water quality in the area due to water discharge coming from the island’s drainage and sewerage treatment plant. (Karen V. Bermejo/PNA)