DILG to Boracay resorts: ‘They’ve made their millions’
It’s only fitting for them to pay the price after taking advantage of nature.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III said owners of resorts and establishments in Boracay cannot argue that they are bound to lose millions of pesos from the impending closure of the island. If anything, they can consider it as reparations for all the money they have milked at the expense of the environment.
“With all due respect to the business establishments especially who’s been there for a long time, they already made their millions,” Densing said in an ANC interview.
“When they put up the business in Boracay there’s a business with environmental risk. I’m sorry to say this is to risk to them,” the DILG official added.
“They took the risk the risk caught up with them.”
Boracay will be closed for six months starting April 26 to pave the way for major rehabilitation works, Malacañang announced on Thursday, April 5.