President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday parried feedback that the administration isn’t true in its
endeavors to restore Boracay, after the state gaming controller stretched out a temporary
permit to set up a club resort om the occasion goal.
Nevertheless Duterte kept up that his arrangement for Boracay is to tidy up and put the island
under land change.
“You know, ang aking thinking ngayon, I will announce Boracay as a land change zone. Ibigay ko,
ibalik ‘yan sa mga natibo… wala akong kaibigang negosyante na mayaman na sabihin mo, ibigay
ko ‘yang Boracay,” the President said in a discourse in Marawi City.
Last March, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. allowed Galaxy Entertainment Group
Limited and Leisure and Resorts World Corp. a temporary permit for Boracay Philippines Resort
and Leisure Corp., a completely possessed auxiliary of Galaxy Entertainment.
Meanwhile Cosmic system Entertainment and LRWC plan to construct a $500-million incorporated
resort-club complex in a 23-hectare property in Barangay Manoc-Manoc on Boracay.
The President, nonetheless, announce a month ago that no gambling club would be develop on Boracay
and that he was setting it under land change, refering to a Supreme Court choice in October 2008 that
pronounce the island, which it delegate forest and rural, as state claim.
Meanwhile Boracay was shut to voyagers on April 26 to give path for a six-month restoration process for the island
that is reeling from ecological corruption and uncheck tourism.
Duterte has since shaped a between office team to supervise the recovery endeavors.