Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Boracay's Destruction

I can still clearly remember how beautiful Boracay Island was when I was still a kid. I grew up here in manila because my parents wanted me to study here. But every time I come back for summer or holidays new structures would emerge and the island would look different.

I remember my grandma taking me to the beach early in the morning and making me giant sand balls. And in the evening she would ask me and my cousins to stay inside the house because there was no electricity that time and it was so dark everywhere. On certain nights when we would take a stroll on the beach and come home late, we would pass this tree that had fireflies and it looked so beautiful. well, i rarely saw fireflies here in manila so seeing hundreds of fireflies made me feel like i was in some kind of fairytale.

There are lots of beautiful things I remember about Boracay and I want my little angel to be able to still experience the beauty and grandeur of Boracay, of our ancestral heritage and of God's creations. That is the main reason why I am writing this blog now.. humans continue to destroy the beauty of mother nature by consistently creating what they think is mankind's work of art but in reality is a definite eyesore that is continuing to contribute to the destruction of what God has created for us.

I saw my cousins' post about this resort that built structures on rocks that aged older than our grandparents' grandparents. I just can't believe how easy for these people to destroy what has existed for so long. These rocks couldn't take care of themselves that's why we as humans should be able to preserve the things that were just lent to us by God and not cause its destruction.

Shame to DENR for allowing the developers of this resort to push through with their plans. Maybe money really talks and those people had the resources to make this project a reality so the natural state of the rocks were disregarded. What kind of government do we have? i don't know...

I am writing this blog because I want people to be aware of the destruction that urbanization may bring. Mother nature is slowly taking its revenge to humans who continue to disrespect her. We must at least be conscious enough of the consequences of our actions so that we can avoid problems in the future.




THIS IS THE WORST ARCHITECTURE I'VE EVER SEEN. THE ARCHITECT DOES NOT LOVE/APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF NATURE. THE BUILDING MUST ALWAYS ADOPT TO ENVIRONMENT, NOT THE ENVIRONMENT WILL ADOPT TO THE STRUCTURE. IF YOU WANT TO DEVELOP ON TOP OF AN EXISTING "HUNDRED YEARS OLD" ROCK, YOU MUST PRESERVE ITS NATURAL STATE.

photos & words by: Toti Saluna


9 comments:

ahmer said...

parang di ko nakita yang west cove na yan... -- i agree rocks, should preserve its natural state. Apir!

Paulette said...

true! sa may likod yan eh.. and i heard house daw ni manny pacquiao

theBluesman said...

yeah it's really shocking or rather downright atrocious, how could such a thing be allowed to prevail as i would have thought that a model or a good sketch would have been presented before approval is given by the competent authorities, what can we say once it's lost it'll be lost forever.

Raft3r said...

overly developed na sya
sayang

teka
may discount pa din ba ako sa hotel nyo dyan?
=)

Janet Flanigan said...

Hi - I saw you blog scrolling through and googled this area. i have a friend living in Manilla. I'll ask her if she is familiar with Boracay. Nothing surprises me anymore. Money and power always triumph over the will of the people and nature

Raft3r said...

happy easter, rosalinda!!!

mj said...

I didn't even know this part of boracay exist. hmmmm ang bad =( bat nila sinisira? anyway, thanks nga pala for including my blog sa pag bloblogwalking mo ... sorry for the very much delayed visit sa blog mo, just gt back to blogging kc .. anyway, take care and thank you!

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Boracay Hotels said...

I liked the way how to write your memorable experience moment in boracay. Well, boracay is the best place for relaxing... Lovely photos



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