Boracay Sings a New Rhythm to keeping its Beaches Clean

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

Boracay, Philippines – 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  

The 24-year-old tourism student and winner of the competition shares “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”     

Chairman of BMA, Cleofe Albiso, confirms that, “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”.  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. 

Albiso shares “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”. 

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. Mayor Bautista notes “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.”  

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