Thursday, April 21, 2011

Boracay priest urges tourists to observe Lent

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan– Fr. Maglore Placer, the parish priest of Balabag, Boracay is urging bars and restaurants here to observe Lent even just during the Good Friday.

Placer said that Malay has an ordinance declaring Good Friday as no noise day. Starting 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. of the next day, bars and restaurants are restricted from creating noise.

"We are also inviting everyone to join us in our via crucis which highlights procession at the beach. This is to showcase our Catholic tradition to the tourists," Fr. Placer said.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) considered Holy Week as the time when many people come to Boracay to enjoy a vacation.
The local police have already stepped up their security campaign to ensure peace and order. 

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