Boracay rehab ‘a lesson of political will’ — Malacanang

Boracay rehab ‘a lesson of political will’ — Malacanang

Midway to his presidency, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is still making a strong case for himself, the right person for the job- that is the President of the republic of the Philippines.

Despite his publicly known and acknowledge foul mouth, he has shown that he does not only talk the talk, but more importantly walk the walk.

Boracay Island (photo credit to owner)

Case in point is the six (6) month shutdown of the world famous island resort – Boracay island.

Opposition senators and critics in the mainstream media did not let this pass when they have criticized the President for this bold and seemingly mishit plan of a move.

In one of his public speeches, Duterte called the country’s number 1 tourist draw as a “cesspool” – unfit for swimming as its coliform level is way beyond the normal stats.
Lo and behold last October 26, the island resort was reopened to the public and what the naysayers have made before are all but forgotten rhetorics- they were made to eat their own words.

The Duterte presidency has given the country a neat lesson of what is political will.
“Boracay is a lesson of political will, as exhibited by PRRD (Duterte) and yet, it is also a lesson of neglect, misfeasance and malfeasance by responsible persons in office,” Palace spokesman and concurrent Presidential Legal adviser Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

“The cesspool that was Boracay would not have happened if political will was exhibited by those in authority and if only officials of the island paradise, as well as the stakeholders, operated following the law and the rules and regulations of pertinent government agencies,”  Panelo added.

Boracay is a world class pristine beauty again for the Philippines, and everybody has only praises for what it is now.

“It has to take the strong and decisive leadership of the President to put things in order and we should all learn from these lessons so that Boracay will become an attraction not only in this country but in the world,” Panelo said.

“We commend the different departments for the evolution and development of Boracay, as well as the patience and cooperation of everyone,” Panelo added.

The total rehabilitation of the island will be completed by the end of 2019.

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  1. Very good job for the president.ues it's true PRRD has the political wil.