The government interagency task force on Boracay has released a draft of the general guidelines for the rehabilitation of Boracay. The guidelines which will be implemented for six months beginning April 26 will be based on the following eight items:
1. Identified tourists will not be allowed into the island and will be stopped at the Jetty Port.
2. Residents/workers/resort owners will be allowed entry into the island subject to the presentation of identification cards with specific residence address in any of the three barangays. All government-issued IDs will be recognized. Non-government IDs are acceptable as long as it is accompanied by a barangay certification of residency.
3. Generally, swimming shall not be allowed anywhere on the island. However, residents may be allowed to swim only at Angol Beach in Station 3 from 6:00 AM-5:00 PM.
4. No visitors of Boracay residents shall be allowed entry except under emergency situations with the clearance of the security committee (composed of reps from the DILG, PNP, and LGU).
5. Media will be allowed entry subject to prior approval from the DOT with a definite duration and limited movement. 6. No floating structures shall be allowed up to 15 kilometers from the shoreline.
7. Foreign residents will have to be revalidated c/o the Bureau of Immigration.
8. There shall only be one entry and one exit point. Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III said full details about the guidelines will be released next week.