Boracay tourists' attitude is most challenging to rehabilitate, DENR chief says


Posted at Oct 26 2018 10:10 AM | Updated as of Oct 26 2018 10:11 AM

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MANILA - Changing people's attitude regarding waste disposal in Boracay was the most difficult challenge in rehabilitating the holiday island, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu.

During the dry-run a week before the island's official reopening, Cimatu recalled that those who were invited left their trash along the beach perhaps because they did not see a bin nearby.

"We can easily transform, nalinisan natin ito, pero yung attitude talaga," he told ANC's Headstart.

The island reopened to tourists on Friday after 6 months of closure upon orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, who called it a cesspool.