Civil Defense Office to finalize Boracay rehabilitation plans

Rehabilitation plans for Boracay, the world renowed tourists destination known for the island’s pristine white sand beaches, are being crafted, an official of the Office Civil Defense (OCD) said on Thursday, May 10, 2018.

OCD spokesperson Edgar Posadas said the agency has already participated in the ongoing post-disaster needs and assessment (PDNA) which will identify the specific needs in the recovery and rehabilitation phase of the island.

“Siguro po titingnan natin kung paano natin maire-recommend yung gastusin para maisakatuparan na agad yung (Maybe we are looking at how we could recommend the expenditures so we can implement the) PDNA which shall be the basis for the comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery plan,” Posadas said.

“Also, we are closely working with NEDA (National Economic Development Authority) and all the other concerned agencies kasi sila po ang in-charge dun sa pag-craft again ng (because they are in charge in crafting of) comprehensive recovery and rehabilitation plan for Boracay,” Posadas added.

The government has closed Boracay island for tourism while undergoing a six-month environmental rehabilitation which started last April 26.