Boracay Foundation Incorporated (BFI) President Edwin Raymundo believes that the faster way for Boracay tourism to recover is that all of the island's residents must be vaccinated.
“If you want to jumpstart the economy, we have to concentrate more on the vaccination rollout,” Raymundo said in an interview with Radyo Todo.
The local government does everything in its power to vaccinate its residents, but the supply of the vaccines from the national government is limited.
“Ito lang ang ating solusyon [ang bakuna], ang atin namang LGU at ang ating provincial, they’re also doing their best kaso limited ang supplies ng vaccine,” Raymundo said.
(This is the only solution [the vaccine], the LGU and our provincial as well, they’re also doing their best, but there's a limited supply of the vaccine.)
Recently, officials of the BFI held a meeting with Davao City Congressman and Presidential Son Paulo Duterte when he visited Boracay.
The BFI asked Cong. Duterte to assist them in requesting a greater allocation of vaccines specifically for the island from the National Inter-Agency Task Force on Covid-19.
Cong. Duterte responded with a promise to request the vaccines personally to Vaccine Czar Carlito Galvez.
There are more than 38,000 people on the Island; however, only 1,300 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have arrived ever since the vaccination rollout started, wherein only Healthcare workers and Seniors Citizens have been vaccinated.