President Rodrigo Duterte said that he is declaring entire Boracay Island under land reform during the destruction of 122 smuggled luxury motor vehicles at the Bureau of Customs in Port Area, Manila on May 30.
“I’m declaring land reform sa the entire island of Boracay,” President Duterte said before he ended his speech at the Bureau of Customs.
“Mag-usap nalang kami sa Congress. The entire island will be declared as land reform. Sagarin na natin, give it to the people,” Duterte added.
“But I don’t mind Congress will, maybe, the lawmakers, I would just suggest that if you realy want to maintain the commercial quality of that place, maybe you can cut a strip and in-land baka bigyan mo siguro ng easement of about 30 meters but that’s it,” Duterte noted. “Tutal ang interesado dyan ‘yung beach lang naman.”
“I do not know how you will do it but I’m telling you Boracay is still classified as forestal and agriculture,” he said.