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


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