So, what now? With heat manifesting early on, I guess, summer’s about to come. It’s February. We are supposed to be experiencing a pretty cold weather coming from China and the Siberian peninsula. Yet, heat’s been looming in and around since two weeks back. Is summer cutting short the cold season?
Would that mean, travelers, tourists (local or foreign) are up again scouring for the best summer packages? What tops on the list of where to this summer?
If you’re hoping to get into water adventures here in the Philippines, lists are as many and perhaps, the reason why tourism is making a big outcome in this country is because of our waters, the beaches. They’re the best in the world!
What now Tubbataha?
One thing I regret though, one among, if not, the top tourist site here in our country, the Tubbataha Reef may not or at least two diving sites are off limits to divers be operational as it was, or so I heard. I regret this thing had been happening at a time when the peak season for the volume of tourist are coming.
Tubbataha Reef Parks in Palawan, has been heralded as a World UNESCO Heritage Site, is considered one of the best diving site in the world. Tourists flock to the island to get a glimpse of the pristine waters, the sandy white beaches, and the coral reefs which is home to thousand marine species.
The reason why the government tap its best efforts to protect the islands, with patrol teams guarding the place 24/7. I commend the government for doing this. In the effort to shoo away people or water vessels who may have abuse the place and endangered the marine ecosystem down there.
So, what was the US Navy ship doing in that area? I see that they’re in knowledge of our laws on territorial waters. Was it really an accident? Must be. Water current, weather, whatever the reasons are, their ship has ran aground at a protected area. And, local people can’t tolerate that. Much less, politicians who are again, riding in the issue.
With the US government promising to extract all efforts in cleaning up the mess and to pay damages in monetary compensation and promised to aid up, as always is, as they say, in rehabilitating many a marine projects here. Are we easy to swallow this? Pay for the damages. And more damages in the future?
I don’t want to invoke the ire of others. But, in my opinion, to prevent for this incident to ever occur again, our government must imposed stringent measures to those vessels entering our territorial waters.