Thursday, May 15, 2008

News: DENR sues mayor, others for mangrove destruction in Boracay

Abs-cbn news reported that "The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday filed a case against several officials, including the mayor, of Malay town in Aklan after a hotel company was allowed to destroy mangroves to build a hotel in Boracay island."

Finally! This story makes me very happy! I applaud the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for holding these Boracay officials responsible for the destruction of the environment just so more hotels can built in that very small island. Even though most probably no one will get convicted because government officials never get convicted anyway.

As if there are not enough hotels in Boracay already. What these officials should understand is that tourists flock there because it is beautiful. If they allow more and more hotels to be built, and in consequence destroying its nature, NO MORE TOURISTS will go to Boracay. That is quite easy to understand I think. Even a person with an IQ of 10 can understand that. So, my conclusion is that they really don't care about sustaining Boracay's beauty. All these government officials care about filling their bank accounts as fast as possible before their term in office expires.

If only we have government officials who have the Filipino people's well-being in their hearts then my country surely will be a much better place. This is very frustrating to some of us who really loves the Philippines.

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

It's a small step. But the DENR should also have to answer some extremely tough questions as to why they are giving out permits for so many illegal structures and the destruction of the cliffs in Angol.