News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On Boracay as a land reform area

The President’s decision to put Boracay under land reform is in line with Presidential Proclamation No. 1064 signed last 2006 and affirmed constitutional by the Supreme Court classifying parts of the island into forestland and into agricultural land.

Per the Department of Agrarian Reform, an initially identified 18 to 20 hectares, with no structures, can be immediately placed under agrarian reform subject to further ground verification survey. Following the President’s instruction to prioritize indigenous people, there are possibly eighty individuals from Ati/Aeta village in Boracay island that could qualify as agrarian reform beneficiaries subject to screening.