The #LoveBoracay Beach Clean-up Drive was launched last Friday, June 4, 2021, a day before the global community commemorates World Environment Day.
World Environment Day is commemorated by the global community on June 5, as declared by the United Nations. It aims to bring awareness about the environment's protection and health and reaffirm people's commitment to its preservation and enhancement.
Boracay Locals and other groups participated in the clean-up drive to ensure that the shores are rid of the waste brought about by the rains and winds of Typhoon Dante.
The drive started early in the morning and was lead by the Pollution Control Officers (PCO) Boracay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the Boracay Inter-Agency Rehabilitation Management Group and the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office.
The clean-up covered Angol Beach to the tip of Station 1 to Diniwid Beach and even the shores of Puka Beach. Manocmanoc Beach and Cagban Beach areas were also included in the clean-up drive as residents picked up garbage swept into those areas.
It also a way to commemorate Philippine Environment Month, which is in June.
"Ecosystem Restoration" is the theme for this year, which gives attention to initiatives like tree planting, making cities green, and cleaning up rivers or coastal, among others.
The Boracay Island opened its borders to tourists from the NCR Plus Regions starting June 1, 2021, following the IATF Resolution No. 118A, allowing leisure travel to and from the NCR Bubble to areas under a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
The Malay Tourism Office also invited visitors from NCR Plus to explore Ilig-Iligan Beach to the east of Boracay and Bolabog Beach on the same side of the island.
During this time of the year, the eastern beaches of Boracay sink to their lowest to showcase their crystal blue waters due to the monsoon weather.