The Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group (BIARMG) declared it will support a weeklong initiative to celebrate recovery efforts in the world-famous tourist spot.
The week-long celebration from April 26 to May 1 is called “Love Boracay: Celebrate, Rehabilitate.”
April 26 marks the first anniversary of Boracay’s 6-month shutdown as established by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2018.
It is also around this time when thousands of tourists gather to Boracay for parties that used to be called Laboracay, to rejoice the Labor Day holiday on May 1. Laboracay is however recognized not only for the constant beach parties, but also the volume of trash left by partygoers.
This time around, Love Boracay aims to honor a rehabilitated island.
Symbolic events like a forum, retro music at night, and parasailing will kick-start the weeklong celebration, according to BIARMG general manager Natividad Bernandino.
News source: Rappler