Tourists decry presence of boats in swim area 

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By Bobot Estropigan Laguna, Contributor

MATNOG, Sorsogon – Local and foreign tourist visiting Subic Beach Resort here are dismayed at the presence of several motor bancas in the area intended for swimming as well as the absence of utility personnel regularly cleaning the premises and the shoreline.

Zunil  Kumar, a 27-year-old Indian national and his wife Karen Esposito-Kumar, 26, a Manila-based teacher born in Sorsogon City, said it was very disgusting that instead of swimming freely at the pristine seawaters of the resort they were annoyed by the boats blocking their way.

This, in addition to the rope of the boats the operators tied on trees or posts obstructing they’re going to the sea from their cottages and vice versa. The couple was with Karen`s mother, Imelda, and four others.

Meanwhile, members of Metro Four and California Chapter of Batch 68 of the then Sorsogon Prov’l  High School who  also visited  the beach  recently lamented the lack or absence of utility personnel to regularly clean the   surroundings as well as remove stones from the shoreline by  using rake to prevent barefooted tourists from hurting their feet in going to the sea from their cottages and back.

Digna Boncan-Lacuanan, Necy Dellosa , Mercia Fajardo and Rosalinda Yu of the Metro Four and U.S based Melchor Jaymalin, a U.S Navy retiree; Carlito Desalisa, Susan Abitria- Cuevas, and husband Roland was all praises, however, for the residents’ kindness and hospitality.

Ms. Delen Hurtado, Matnog Tourism Officer, whom the group met during her regular inspection at the beach listened intently to the group’s complaints and suggestions aimed primarily at improving this town`s No.1 tourist destination. She assured them the improvements of the services in the beach are forthcoming. [


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