Jericho Rosales Raises Awareness for Responsible Tourism in Boracay
This isn't the first time he's spoken up about it.
(SPOT.ph) Considered one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Boracay was left flooded and full of trash as Typhoon Urduja ravaged the popular tourist destination. This prompted Jericho Rosales to share his thoughts on Instagram about responsible tourism. He asks, “Are we just all about having fun and being irresponsible? Are we made to allow ourselves and other people [to] destroy the very things that make us who we really are?”
He points out that we’re all responsible for what happens to our country, saying, “We are so unaware. We are or were all guilty at some point. Hurt and sad for #Boracay right now. Scared for the hundreds if not thousands of tourist spots here in our beloved #Pilipinas.”
Following an active lifestyle, he also enjoys traveling around the country, which is why he advocates for the proper education of locals in tourist spots as well. He continues, “Brothers and sisters, please think and educate yourselves about responsible tourism. Help the locals. Educate them too. We can’t just keep inviting people to come here and then that’s it. It doesn’t end at #itsmorefuninthephilippines.”
This isn’t the first time the actor spoke up about taking care of the environment. He's also posted about other issues like ocean acidification and dynamite fishing. More recently, while shooting for his new movie in the island of Siargao, he picked up some “souvenirs” in the form of plastic bags and bottles that he came across. “My stoke was replaced with concern. Well, more like distress,” he shares. “This is not something to be taken lightly. Pay respect to the islands that you visit. Pay respect to nature.”
Along with Erich Gonzales, his co-star in Siargao, he also made a video about how to help keep the island clean and preserve its beauty as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines."