Thursday, September 28, 2023

Boracay Sings a New Rhythm to keeping its Beaches Clean

“Other than the recognition, Fernandez will take home a Php 100,000 cash prize through the support of the Department of Tourism Region VI and Local Government unit of Malay. As part of a bigger sustainability effort, BMA plans to collaborate and play the song across radio stations and establishments daily every 5:00 PM for five minutes that will signal the start of a regular clean-up drive in the island. Apart from the organization’s aim to bring more MICE business to the island, is upholding its obligation to spearhead efforts on keeping the island clean through sustainable efforts made more accessible to everyone especially its tourism operators and guests.~Cleofe Albiso, Chairman of BMA
Sharing in bayanihan spirit, locals, guests, and tourism service providers take time to help clean-up the beaches of Boracay every 5:00 PM for 5 min in line with the HIGH 5 Boracay clean up program.

Boracay Sings a New Rhythm to keeping its Beaches Clean: Tourism Student from Palawan wins Php 100,000 from Song Writing Contest for the beach Clean-up project of Malay Boracay

Local government of Malay Boracay amplifies its thrust for tourism and green investments in this year’s Tourism Week Celebration! Through its partner Boracay MICE Alliance (BMA), the LGU announced Daenniel Fernandez of Palawan the winner of their much anticipated High 5 Boracay Song Writing Competition

With almost 50 entries from all over the country and a month-long online voting period last August 2022, BMA, an organization geared towards positioning Boracay for meetings, incentives, conferences, conventions, and events (MICE), praised the work of the tourism student from Palawan State University with his composition entitled “Isla Boracay”. Check out this link to listen to the song  

“I’m truly proud of this accomplishment not just for myself but as well as for Boracay for continuously thinking of ways to engage artists and young Filipinos like me to be part of nation building. Everyone has a role to play and me winning this competition is a huge plus.” ~Daenniel Fernandez, The 24-year-old Tourism Student and Winner of the Competition

Top finalists Simon Moes Almira from Puerto Princessa, Jamie Roy from Taguig City, and Rhode Ryan Velez from Iloilo City will also receive Php 10,000 worth of cash as consolation prizes. 

To strengthen this effort, Executive Order No. 32 series of 2023, an ordinance requiring all establishments and other stakeholders thereof to participate in the HIGH 5 BORACAY CLEANUP PROGRAM, has also already been signed by the Mayor of Malay, Mr. Frolibar Bautista to aid in the immediate execution of this initiative. 

“It is important for us to marry the efforts of the local government units and that of the tourism sector for us to be on the same page because it after all benefits everyone.” ~Frolibar Bautista, Mayor of Malay

Boracay MICE Alliance awards the winner of HIGH 5 BORACAY’S Song Writing Competition with Php 100,000. In the photo are the officers of the Boracay MICE Alliance: Russel Cruz, Serafin Javelona, Virgillo Sacdalan, Claribel Casimero, Cleofe Albiso, President of Boracay MICE Alliance, Daenniel Fernandez, winner, Frolibar Bautista, Mayor of Malay, Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriquez, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism Region VI, Felix delos Santos, Malay Tourism Officer, and Michelle Molano

“Private institutions and MICE attendees have a significant role in maintaining Boracay’s cleanliness, not only for the benefit of the environment but also for the island’s tourism industry, public health, and overall sustainability”. She further adds that “their actions contribute to the preservation of Boracay’s natural beauty and the well-being of its community and visitors.” ~Crisanta Marlene P. Rodriquez, Regional Director of the Department of Tourism Region VI

Currently, BMA now has more than 50 partner establishments ranging from airlines, land and sea transportation services, accommodation, and meeting venue operators within the island. To be part of the organization, email or visit their official facebook page, Boracay MICE Alliance for more information. 

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