By MB Online
Boracay will no longer be a "festive place", but rather a peaceful tourism with more sustainable tourism when it is reopened on 26 October, said the Secretary General of Tourism Bernadette Romulo-Puyat on Wednesday.
In a TV interview, Puyat said that the DOT, together with the Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), wants to maintain Boracay "as it is". She said: "Certainly … it will not be a party place anymore … because we want it because it is more peaceful, and we want to promote sustainable tourism," Puyat told Karen Davila in ANC & # 39; s Headstart.
As to whether a curfew will be set on the island, Puyat said that the issue is still being discussed with DENR secretary Roy Cimatu and DILG secretary Eduardo Año.
In the same interview, Puyat said that the & # 39; soft opening & # 39; Boracay will open branches on October 26 that meet government requirements. "Probably about 3,000 to 5,000 rooms will be opened," she said, adding that only establishments that meet 100 percent of the requirements of DENR, DILG and DOT will be opened.
Although the capacity of the island has yet to be determined, Puyat said that it will certainly be "lower than" 45,000 people per day.
& # 39; No casino & # 39; s, no extra resorts & # 39;
Puyat also made it clear that no casino will be located on the famous island.
"The president has repeatedly said that there will be no casinos in Boracay," said the secretary of tourism, adding that her department will abide by the president's directive.
The DOT secretary also said that there is no need to place additional resorts in Boracay because they will limit the number of tourists entering the island.