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New Resort being built

Hi All!

I'm just wondering if anyone knows about the project being built at the southern end of the beach in station 3 (the one where they are quarrying the rocks). Does anyone know what this will be?

I'm just curious if they will create an access point to the beach from the main road, so you don't have to walk all the way down to the tourist road. (something like the Regency's walkway).

Thanks. I wish I was still in Boracay!

Daniel

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Daniel, if you love Boracay, then stop a moment to reflect on these people causing so much harm and damage to it. It seems from what I been reading that hotel chains like these are getting away with the worst environmental crimes, and DENR who should be penalizing them are strangely silent. Don't support those criminals.

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Hi Daniel,

I'm not very familiar with this project, but that's an interesting thought you had.

The development and tourism industry in Bora has been fantastic not only for the Philippines as a holiday destination but, as well, for Bora in general. Tourism has generally improved the infrastructure and essential services on the island including reliable electricity and potable water; brought in new technologies; top hospitality ratings; and raised the tourism profile of the country.

Hope you can make it back to Boracay soon,

GeoVan

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Bora? IT IS CALLED BORACAY (BO-RA-CAY)

Bora is identified with Bora-bora in the french Polynesia.

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The new resort is tearing up huge areas of the cliffside with heavy machinery. Looks to be illegal quarrying.

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<<The development and tourism industry in Bora has been fantastic not only for the Philippines as a holiday destination but, as well, for Bora in general. Tourism has generally improved the infrastructure and essential services on the island including reliable electricity and potable water; >>

I'm not so sure I agree. The overdevelopment has raced ahead without much of a long term plan, and the infrastructure can't keep up. Never before has the island been in a worse state, with serious flooding and pollution problems and endless brownouts and water shortages during peak season.

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Bora? Geovan, who lacks geographical knowledge, is a specialist for tourism development in Bora.

For Boracay: I heard that these guys who tear down the cliff and change Boracays landscape in the south, paid 3 million Peso under the table to be able to do what they do now.

How are such cases handled in Bora, Geovan? Thanks

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However, Bora, before the steady tourism arrived was just like many of the smaller islands in the archipelago... lacking infrastructure; salty tap water; chronic blackouts; virtually bereft of a tax base; and sorely lacking in private capital. Panglao, Bohol it could be said was in a far better state. Today, Boracay has surpassed Bohol by leaps and bounds. Without a doubt, it has been because of tourism. It is unlikely, for instance, that the paved roads around the island and, as well, the roads and street lights planned in or around Alta Vista and Shangri-La could have ever come to Bora without tourism. I'm also not sure that there is any nefarious desire by developers to ruin the environment. After all, why would they knowingly damage the area/environment where they seek to ultimately attract patrons.

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Geovan: Interesting. But why do you jump from one geographical region to another: First you describe tourism development in Bora, then you jump to Bohol and Panglao, which is in the Philippines (Fils 4 you), thousands of kilometers away from Bora.

You seem to be a tourism specialist, but I do nut know were your area of knowledge is really, Bora or Fils?

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" I'm also not sure that there is any nefarious desire by developers to ruin the environment."

Perhaps not but it is an inevitable side effect.

" After all, why would they knowingly damage the area/environment where they seek to ultimately attract patrons. "

You cannot be serious. Money of course. If hacking down the forest and quarrying the cliffs lines their pockets then they will do it, and screw the endangered bats, turtles etc. The mayor and DENR turn a blind eye, and Boracay's environment has never been in a worse state. Oh but thank you for the lights. I can see the flooding and pollution better now.

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bora...then

Bura...

then Bora...Bura

I'm confused.

Which key? Bora or Bura?