DENR Announces Closed Boracay Area Reopens After Cleanup
DENR announced that the Boracay area, which has been closed due to the defecation incident reopened again after the cleanup.
Earlier this week, the video footage of a Chinese woman letting her child defecate into the beach while her colleague buried the kid’s soiled diaper into the sand received massive criticisms online.
The authorities have cordoned off and temporarily closed the 100-meter wide portion of the beach in Boracay station, where the defecation incident happened. The Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force also conducted a clean up after the incident.
PNP Chief of Malay Municipal Police Station Jess Baylon said that one of the beach guards in the island found a used diaper on the beachfront during the cleanup last Wednesday. The guard saw a white plastic on the sand and dig it then concluded that it was the diaper used by the toddler.
On Friday (August 16, 2019), Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said that the Boracay area has finally reopened after the clean-up. Cimatu said that the fecal coliform test results show that the waters were almost perfect.
Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) general manager Natividad Bernardo ordered the reopening of the station 1 after it passed the water quality test.
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