So, you and me know that Boracay is a tropical island located in the province of Aklan. Yes, we are absolutely correct about this. However, it is interesting to know that aside from the real Boracay and the Boracay Mansion of Erap, there is another one in Cavite.
Believe me! There is indeed a place called Boracay located in Cavite. It is just few minutes away from Island Cove.
If you think I am just kidding you, please ask the local residents, the people who regularly pass this place and the people residing nearby. they will tell you, that as far as they are concerned, this place is Boracay or Bora, take it or leave it.
At the back of this place, there is an ongoing road reclamation project under the R-1 Expressway Extension Project. This will connect the Manila-Cavite Coastal Road to Kawit town in Cavite and will continue inland up to Noveleta town.
There are one thousand families that will be uprooted from this place because of this project according to Inquirer.net .
As we drove past this place called Boracay, I had a clear view of the site. I was amazed! This R-1 Expressway Extension Project covered a great portion of the Manila Bay, Cavite side. I am not good at describing things but all I can say is that this project is not only wide but very huge as well.
My daughter, who was taking pictures of the place, asked me a very interesting question that made me thinking up to this very moment.
“Where do you think they got all these volumes or amounts (??) of soil and rocks to cover that portion of the sea? If those were taken from mountains, how many mountains have they flattened out, destroyed and erased from the face of the [Google] earth to build this road?”
Though it is easy for me to find a cynical answer as to what would happen to the people living in this place called Boracay, I still could not figure out where did they really get those huge volumes of soil and rocks?
As I wonder and wondered as to when I will wonder about this, my small brain is now on with yet another question – development or destruction, which one is it?
Please, help me stop my small brain.