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No Smoking at the White Beach

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No Smoking at the White Beach

Next week a new ordinance will be implemented: strictly no smoking along the White Beach. Violators can be fined by 500 Peso

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21. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

I'm a bit baffled as to why the camapaign focuses on smoking in particular, when the main problem is discarded wrappers from junk food and soft drinks containers. Are they going to ban eating and drinking on the beach too?

Why not just make a blanket anti-littering law instead of making it a criminal offence to eat or smoke on a public beach!

While I hope the campaign is effective, I'm sceptical because there are not enough police officers patrolling the beach at the present time, and if they are going to fine everyone who is caught smoking or littering they wouldn't have time to do anything else. The police station would be swamped!

In high season when everyone is partying on the beach at night, how on earth are they going to enforce this law?

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22. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

< Are they going to ban eating and drinking on the beach too? >

This was already an issue 2 years ago > gmanews.tv/story/125446/Eating-in-Boracays-f… , I guess, now nobody is talking about it anymore ...

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23. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

Have a look at the ordinances they made from 1995 - 1998, even up to 2000! If they would have implemented, amended (modernized/clarified) all these, the White Beach would be free of anything except visitors, palm trees and other vegetation.

No vendors, no food, no tables, no walls...but today is 2010 and nothing has been implemented, it's chaos, as a front beach establishment you need fences and security, otherwise you're swamped by 'commissioners' and vendors, many of them quite aggressive.

Maybe the No-Littering Campaign is a beginning, maybe....and there is now a new mayor....

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24. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

It's a great idea if they follow through with it. But we need more trash cans. And during those all night beach parties and events on White Beach, how do they plan to implement it? Thousands of people will be dancing (and smoking) on the beach....

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25. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

Please call Boracay Executive Officer Glen Sacapano on 036 288 5701 at office hours. He is in charge and knows all the details on implementing

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26. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

Point taken. Just wondering out loud...

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27. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

Me, too

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‘Drinking at Boracay beach front OK’

< Some stakeholders and the municipal government of Malay recently agreed that drinking beer be allowed at the beach front here.

The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Boracay, Boracay Foundation Inc., Boracay Solid Waste Management experts, local media and representatives from the Malay government held an emergency meeting following an incident involving several tourists.

The tourists were allegedly confronted by a member of the Municipal Auxiliary Policemen (MAP) and were given a citation ticket.

Upon their review of the municipal ordinance, the stakeholders realized that only eating food was prohibited at the beach front. Drinking was allowed.

The Malay government together with the MAP has been enforcing the ordinances in this resort island since December 2, creating a surprise to several stakeholders here.

The ordinances include anti-littering, anti-smoking and no-eating at the beach front.

“We also agreed on a possible revision of the ordinance. Now, our focus is to prevent resort owners from placing tables and chairs at the beach front, especially during day time,” said Malay Councilor Jupiter Gallenero.

“We have also agreed that drinking should be allowed,” said Gallenero.

Since the ordinance does not prohibit drinking at the beach front, “then so be it,” said PCCI President Ariel Abriam. (Jun Ariolo Aguirre)/PN >

Source: Panaynews, Dec 4th

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29. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

If only they could focus this amount of energy and enthusiasm on the things that really matter!

On certain parts of the beach path (particularly Angol), motorbikes are driving on the path (illegally), causing accidents and compromising the comfort and safety of tourists. The police however are too busy picking on people for smoking and other petty, insignificant things to enforce this law.

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30. Re: No Smoking at the White Beach

You have now a new barangay captain, who promised to change things. Why don't you discuss this with him. Nobody in this forum can help you in these matters -