first_imgLast week ofAugust, a pipeline discharging untreated wastewater along Talapian alleyin Bulabog, Balabag was already condemned and this promptedauthorities to permanently seal the drainage canal. BORACAY –Environment Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said the PollutionAdjudication Board (PAB) has opened an investigation on awater concessionaire in this famed-island resort. This photo of a sea turtle feeding on filthy, yellowish liquid refuse oozing from an underwater pipe from an establishment on Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan has gone viral on social media. BORACAY WILSON The video was takenby Charn Joon Park or “Boracay Wilson. It has aroused interest anew on theefforts of all stakeholders, primarily the government to ensure that Boracayremain clean.Although most netizens were concerned with what happened to the sea turtle, thevideo also got the attention of the DENR. Earlier,water samples were taken by Department of Environment of NaturalResources (DENR) and were tested positive ofunsafe coliform levels. BIWC has beenutilizing Black high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes forused water and Blue HDPE pipes for potable water.  The EnvironmentManagement Bureau also issued a cease and desist order directingBTSI from utilizing the outfall.center_img “We found out ito ay outfall ng Boracay Tubi System Inc. (BTSI) at ayon sa ating water sampling, mataas ang coliform levels nito,”Antiporda said.  Boracay Islandwas closed down to tourist for six months upon President Duterte’s orders andjust a few months back was re-opened. (WithAkean Forum/PN) This came about after the viral video of sea turtle sticking its head in an underwaterpipe off Bulabog beach, apparently to feed, while yellowish ooze continue toleak out. “For the pastfew years, BIWC has been compliant with the DENRClass B standards through water tests conducted by BoracayWater, DENR-EMB and a third party accredited laboratory service,” thewater company stressed. In aseparate statement, Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC)disclosed that the company is committed to treatits wastewater before it discharges to Bulabog outfall inaccordance with the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004.last_img

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