Boy Arcay: ‘No more tourism activities in Virgin Island’

By Marisol Bo-oc, Helen Castano | 06:38 PM August 03, 2022

The municipal government of Panglao town has prohibited food vendors and other tourism activities on Wednesday, Panglao Mayor Boy Arcay.

Virgin Island is only for sightseeing.

“Adunay immediate closure sa maong isla sa food vendors og uban tourism activities effective August 3, 2022. Magpadayon gihapon ang island-hopping operations limitado lang sa sightseeing,” Arcay said on his Facebook page.

He said announced that their local government approved the recommendations raised during an emergency meeting last Tuesday, August 2, 2022,  with the local Department of Interior and Local Government and Municipal Tourism Council, to discuss reports on alleged overpricing of food being sold to visitors of Virgin Island.

“Adunay plano nga maghimo og “street food or night market” para paningkamotan nga mahatagan og alternative area of business ang displaced vendors nga di sila ma wad-an og panginabuhi. Sa samang higayon, I regulate og montior na sa LGU ang presyo sa baligya sa vendors,” he said.

By Bohol Island News

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